It is time to make a tally for the year 2011.
It has been a year of many events - some good, some not so good.
The foot and its surgery in May took a lot of time and effort, both before, under and after.
Outcome - maybe not so good, but it is sloooowly improving, sort of.
I guess it is also a matter of adjusting to the current situation - I can do that, over and over ;-)
I think it is good to look for the bright sides instead of focusing on what is not so good.
Very good is the fact that I can again use the sewing machine pedal without pain!
WISP (work in slow progress) situation - well well………… ;-)
I have had a lot of finishes in 2011, but also some starts that were not finished, and some dead ends.
I just counted my finish list - 67 finishes - not at all bad :-))
Knitting was a dead end - my neck and shoulders are glad I gave that up.
Crochet is a good alternative, in between other activities - in between being the operating words.
I have used a lot of fabric - 15 care quilts took care of that, combined with all other finishes, big and small.
I have used more than I have bought! Go me! Yes!!
Since DH is going on a week long guy trip in a few days, the Christmas decorations will go down soon, as in tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
The cutest decoration is present through the year though :-)
These are the last Christmas gifts.
Some of them got so delayed in the post, but I think they all have arrived by now.
I could not blog them before.
and yesterday I was inspired to bake Christmas bread / Christmas cake with some leftover double cream.
This sweet bread with raisins and cardamom is very good as coffee bread au naturelle, with cheese or jam, and also goes well with the salted meat and liver paté we use for Christmas sandwiches - believe it or not.
I like to bake with yeast :-)
I have never tried this recipe before, but I will do it for Christmas from now on.
As in every year, it is a matter of get some and lose some.
I am so happy for good friends with whom I can share all kinds of days.
Even a dull day is brightened by good friends, always, and a hug and a laughter can get us through whatever it is :-)
You know who you are - consider yourself hugged :-)
I still do my morning coffees or teas in the flicker of candle light.
It is a good time to think and sometime rethink the important things in life, in company with some hand sewing or stitchery.
2012 will be a year with some changes - they will be embraced as they appear.
Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life
actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."
-- Christiane Northrup, MD
May 2012 be the best year for you!
Happy New Year!