Tuesday, January 09, 2007
One day at a time
I had a visit on Sunday and worked on a toiletry purse for a new baby, with stitchery and a little patchwork, but it is not done yet. Maybe it will be finished tomorrow. I need to find a zipper for it.
I am working on some applique book as I joined May Britt's challenge of making blocks from Applique Designs - My Mother Taught Me To Sew book. I made the first one and a half blocks before Christmas. May Britt's challenge is to do one a week. I think I can do one every other week, but you never know ;-)
I can see I need practise, practise, practise!
The blocks finish 6". This is the first block in the new year.
I have given away all my knitting needles and the rest of my knitting patterns to a friend this evening.
As I do not knit anymore and do not plan to do it again - my arms hurt and I don't have fun with it anymore - I thought is was a good plan and my friend was thrilled.
I crochet this hat for myself this afternoon. I am much faster with a crochet hook than with knitting needles and it was fun.
I do not plan to crochet much but I needed a hat. I did not have a pattern so I played by ear.
I do not look good with a hat, but I do not look good with a cold either. ;-)
I must admit I obsess about not catching a cold right now, and even if it is not cold it is typical catching cold weather, and right now I want to be better safe than sorry. It is just above freezing and with a cold wind. I can wear a hat for 3 weeks. I guess it will come in handy later too :-)
Thanks a lot for all the comments and all the private mails on my upcoming colostomy - it is very very appreciated.
I went down with jellyfish bones after the letter came - all this waiting has taken a high toll, so I needed to regroup myself.
I am bouncing back now - taking daily steps. Only 3 weeks now, minus 1 day, and I have to go off my meds after the upcoming weekend. That will be a tough one, but I will come through, one day at a time.
All your lovely comments and mails was very comforting, not only to me but also to my family!
Here are some roses for you for being who you are - I appreciate your company!