Saturday, December 26, 2009

Making My way Back

Been gone for a while but here with sad news I lost my first grandchild on Christmas Eve and almost lost my child in the process. Just grateful for a wonderful team of nurses and doctors that took her complaints seriously and did what was needed and saved her life. It's been a rough road but I thank God for saving her life and the grace to give her another chance. She's still physically sick having to go back in the hospital twice and because of this we just buried Amir on Jan. 5th.

It's been really hard to get back into the swing of things and so much so til the next day I ended up in the hospital the next day with chest pains only to be admitted and discover my cholesterol is high by +45 points and I had to start on heart medication for tachycardia (rapid heart beat).

Getting back into the mood of crafting should seem like the natural thing to relieve stress but I'm so worried that my daughter could turn again at any moment my concentration has been off. I did manage to make this card to add to my collection of cards. This is a plan little card inspired by this Martha Stewart punch.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pictureless Post and 2010 Projections

OK wanted to show some progress on a few last Christmas projects that I've been working on but unfortunately I can't find my adapter for my memory card so this will just be a blog of random thoughts.

First there hasn't been any real progress this year in my long list of items I wanted to do before the end of 2009. I had this long list on Ravelry that would and did include something for all the special people in my life and was able to make a few things and my job with it's changes and long hours got in the way. I did however manage to complete 2 crochet sweaters for myself that I'm actually proud of. You know the main thing is to go out in public and people as where did you buy that from and you can tell them you made it and have them say wow. Great feeling as you crafters know.

A few things that came into my world this year was the joy of cardmaking and the pursuit of scrapbooking. On the sewing front not much to show but a most of the fabric choices from last year and nothing cut out. I did however manage to get making a good uniform scrub top down and now have a TNT pattern for that. Quilting brought a few baby quilts but nothing more than that. The other thing that I had become good at was posting regularly to my blog and now I changed from Wordpress back to Blogger where I first started out and just haven't taken the time to sit and rededicate myself to being accountable with my crafts. There's something inspiring about putting yourself out there to others that at times pushes you to stay true to what you say you love doing. It's what I miss the most about blogging. The camaraderie of sharing that new yarn, fabric, creating tool, reference material or new and fabulous find that has propelled me to keep forging ahead to explore and create.

2010 Projections

I want to learn Fair Isle knitting for real this year and at least make a nice hat or pair of mittens.
Make more clothing for myself
Have all of my projects for the holidays done by Oct. instead of the proverbial day before panic
and as always to grow as a creator and crafter.

Hopefully I will get back here before the end of next week but if not Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.