first week of the year

Festive holidays seem to be long forgotten, although it has been only a week since we celebrated the start of 2012. It has been back to the routine and back to work. The mild weather in our part of the country continues, but we have to remind ourselves that it is only the start of January and anything can still happen.
Have I done any stitching?
I thought I should start a new embroidery project to mark the start of the new year and this is what it looks like so far.

I did a few more stitches on the needlepoint tapestry I was given for Christmas. I also returned to knitting and I am making some progress with my lace scarf.

        I am a bit stuck with regards to the Norwegian jacket, as from this point I will be using only two colours, very similar in shade. I find this very difficult to do in any artificial light. But with the days getting slowly longer now, I should be able to return to this soon.
I have also returned to the "Summer quilt", which I started in the autumn, but which was put aside in the favour of the Scandinavian Christmas quilt. With Christmas behind us, we can now hope for a nice summer. So, a new block stitched today.

Christmas may be a distant memory, but the postman brought a parcel this week, all the way from USA. It is a Christmas present from Cyndi. Cyndi sent this parcel on the 8th December and I know that she has been very concerned about its whereabouts.
It arrived in the end, better late then never. Thank you so much, Cyndi!

As every patchworker knows, you never have enough fabric!
I really like the book, it is a combination of sewing and baking, I love the connection between the two!

I wish you all a very good week!