Tonight is the longest night of the year - it is chilly and dark but at least we now know that it is all uphill from here. Had a quiet family weekend of sewing and eating and playing - very nice. Had a lovely family dinner on Friday night with Alan's family which included three birthdays - one on them my sister in law Louise was the recipient of my latest quilt - the Angle Poise - very happy with how it turned out. And she had a big bag of Ikea fabric that she no longer needed - so lucky me!! and by the end of the weekend we had six new cushions and a table cloth -got to love a quick project!!!