Thursday, February 02, 2012

I never planned to be away for so long. Somehow the days just seem to get away from me. Here it is 2012 and I never even said Merry Christmas or Happy New Year to all my dear blogger friends. For that I am truly sorry. I had some health problems, was really not feeling my best and to make matters worse, I ended up in the hospital right after Thanksgiving for a back problems. That was the worse. I have had some repair work done on that and so far so good. I am walking around very carefully and back to work trying to take one day at a time. Still have some other tests and things I need to get done but like I said one day at a time.
Here it is a new year and a new start of all things for me. While laid up I couldn't help but think about all the stash I had and all the money I had spent on stuff that I had not stitched, stuff I just had to have, now
I have been trying to reorganize and weed out some things that I know I will never do. I had quite a few UFOs that I knew I would never ever ever finish so I closed my eyes and tossed them. It wasn't as bad as I thought. The first night I tossed and turned a bit but I have gotten over it and I actually feel good about it now.
A scarf I made for my daughter Jennifer.
Last year I started crocheting again and this of course started me off on a whole new stash of Yarn, hooks and patterns. Now I have this to keep under control as well. While going through my things I really got very ashamed of myself. So I am trying very hard to get these things under control and to make use of the HUGE amount of stuff I still have. I have started to crochet scarves for the children at school and its probably the most fun I have ever had with crocheting. They are so appreciative, it makes you feel so good. The other day a little boy who I had made my first scarf for handed me a box of raisins. I told him oh no you eat your snack and he said I did this one I brought for you. I didn't want to take it but something in his face told me I had to and he was so thrilled that he gave me a gift. How sweet, what a blessing. I am not so ashamed about all the yarn I have bought this past year now, I feel like maybe that was the reason I bought so much of it in the first place.
I also am going to be a Grandma again this year. My daughter Katie is having another baby. She is due in June and having a little girl. They are naming her Aubree Rose. I love that name its just so pretty and feminine. I am so excited I can't wait to hold that new little one in my arms. Anthony will be a big brother and he is just 3 but he is so excited about a new baby. He already put aside some of his toys to share with his new baby sister. He is such a sweetie.
I am back in a stitching mood too, going through your stash will do that to you. I had gone about a month without stitching but thats behind me too. My goal for 2012 is to work on that CHS Village and I did a little, a strand here and there. But of course i had to start something new so I started a design that I have wanted to stitch for a few years called Island Fun. It appeared in June 2008 issue of Just Crosstitch. It makes me smile and reminds me lots of me and my honey. He likes it also. So I think my choice for my new start was a good one.
Will post more pics in my next post that will be soon.
Love to all, Sharon


Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm so glad you found the time to post. I've missed you and was so sorry to hear about your health problems. I do hope that's behind you now and 2012 will be a much better year.
The scarf is beautiful.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lovely to see you back! The scarf is lovely and I hope that 2012 treats you well! Seems like we both took a similar hiatus. It feels good to be back in the saddle, doesn't it?

Margaret said...

It's good to see a post from you, Sharon! I was so sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope you are all better and 2012 will be a healthier year for you. Love that scarf! And congrats on the future grandchild too!

Siobhán said...

I hope 2012 is a much better year for all of you! xo I love the scarf! Lots of baby crocheting for you in your future. :) You need to check out Pinterest for the crochet projects--amazing!

Von said...

So sorry to hear of your health issues and I hope you'll soon be in tip top shape! After all you have a new grandbaby to prepare for. :D Congrats!

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