I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are ready for a great new year! At our house we’re not fully back into the swing of things yet because school in Spain doesn’t start again until after Three Kings Day, on January 6. Traditionally the three kings are the bringers of gifts (instead of Santa), but now that Santa delivers to Spain the three kings mostly bring candy. If they still brought all the gifts there wouldn’t be time to play with them before school starts, and two weeks of vacation is a loooong time to wait for Christmas gifts to arrive. Madrid celebrates the arrival of the three kings with a big parade and by eating Roscón de Reyes, which is sort of like coffee cake or Italian Panettone except that each cake has a toy and a dried bean hidden inside. Whoever finds the toy gets to wear a paper king’s crown, and whoever finds the dried bean has to buy the next Roscón.
In any case, this week I’m preparing a photo shoot for our next two Liesl + Co. patterns, and I’m also planning for the year, including blog posts and tutorials, new patterns to develop, etc. Any special requests? Feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll happily take it into consideration. We’ve got lots of fun things in the works already, but there’s always room for more. And I’m always curious to hear what you’re most interested in doing, especially with the new year. What are your sewing plans?
Since every blog posts needs a few photos, I leave you with (lots of ) images from our trip to southern Spain. Such an inspiring place! Have you visited? If you have, you’ll probably recognize a lot of these images.
On the road