Sweet Leslie of Abiding is the winner of my 100th post giveaway drawing. Please send me an email (link in the right-hand column) with your mailing address, Leslie, and I’ll mail your bird ornaments to you.
I am so touched by everyone’s gracious, thoughtful, and encouraging comments. Thank you to each and every one of you for making me feel welcome in the blogging world.
The Scottish celebration of the last day of the year is called Hogmanay. Since we can’t attend the parties held in Scotland, I thought it would be fun to celebrate by making Scottish Black Bun, a treat often included in their celebrations. You make it ahead of time so it can mature; I made ours on Dec. 16 in preparation for tonight.
Tonight we’re celebrating with friends at their house. I made this hot pad yesterday as our hostess gift to take along with the Scottish Black Bun. The fabric I used for the back of the hot pad is the background fabric in the picture.
I found a free graphic to use with a quote from Coleridge about friendship. I utilized Microsoft Word to lay it all out and then printed the result on a piece of printable linen fabric from The Vintage Workshop.
The printed graphic and quote would have been fine on their own but I decided to embroider it before sewing it into its final hot pad form.
A guid New Year to ane an' a' and mony may ye see!