Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Me Again

Today I finished my rotation for stitching on my Mary Wigham SAL from 2012.  I am now almost 6.5% done.  My rotation for these projects (meaning ones that are not on my goal list for 2013) is whenever I feel like it.  So here is my progress so far.

I also have uploaded the photos from my camera  I mean I phone onto the computer.  Feeling a little bit clever I am.  Now if I could just find out how to find files on a PC all would be well for a bit.  

Monday, January 21, 2013

Stitching Goals For 2013

I had a dismal year on the stitching front 2012. One completed item is terrible. This year I have decided that I am only committing to a few goals. The first is to finish Just Nan's Common Ground. I am so close after yesterday's stitching session. I am also doing a SAL with my mate Jill (no blog). Jill and I are both hopeless when it comes to sticking to our SALs. We are doing an afghan. Jim Shore's Countryside afghan. I was late starting (forgot to mention it was our Jan 1st start), so needed to work out how many stitches I needed to do get the square done for January. So this SAL should take 35 months. I say should cause you never know with me. Anyways I am powering through it. I can't believe how much I am enjoying it. I am on target to having this square done. So the third goal. I want to complete at least one page of my Dutch Beauty. Given that I have about 20 pages to go it means it will be a long long time before I am happy dancing with this sampler. I will stitch on other designs but these ones are my goals.  And then I think when CG is done I might get out Chatelaine's Mystery 2 and finish it.  Gosh that was a long time ago and it is now available as Convent's Herbal Garden.

I will upload a photo of the Chatelaine when I get it out.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I Forgot to Add

For important events for 2012 was the birth of my beautiful grand daughter Evangeline. She was born on the 3rd June. Photos are: the day she was born and with her cousin Piper on Christmas Day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Review of The Last Year

Well I have thought about this post for ages.  I bet it doesn't come out anything like my grand thoughts.  I have a new/old computer to work with and as it is a PC it will take me a bit to get used to as I have had a Mac for such a long time.  When Jacob was here he rebuilt his old computer which is better than mine.  Boy this computer is fast fast fast. Well for me it is.

The last twelve months has had its ups and downs.  Dad was quite sick earlier in the year and we ended up moving him out of the retirement village into my sister's home.  She retired from work to look after him.  Alas it looks as though he is going down hill again with blood counts too low and various other things.  We have been so lucky to have him for so long.

Beryl went into a nursing home and she is settling in there.  I am not sure you could say she is loving it but she is certainly feeling quite used to it now.  Her health is good and I do believe her mental health has stabilized since going there.  She gets much better stimulation I think.

On the cross stitching front I finished 1 project.  I do believe that it was my worst year ever for stitching.  I did a reasonable amount but not consistantly.  On the crocheting front I finished 2 pieces I think.  Would have finished 2 more but I fell over at the local Servo (Service Station) and hurt my left hand.  There were 2 things that came out of that not including the pain.  1.  I obviously don't have Osteoporosis cause I didn't break my hand and I certainly landed on it hard enough.  2.  Not only are my fingers riddled with Osteoarthritis but my whole hand is.  So I am guessing it will take a while to heal.  I do use a hand brace some of the time.  It has been a month today since I hurt my hand and it is still hurting.

Now pictures.  Not sure if I have any on this computer but will go for a look and if I don't I guess I will try and work out how to put them on.

Lastly please go and have a look at both my daughter-in-law's blog.  Megan is our American girl and she and Jarrad have bought a 3 acre property.  She will be breeding chooks (Chickens) and Naomi is our Queensland girl and she stitches, crochets and does patchwork.