Saturday, 2 January 2016

I did quite a lot in 2015 in spite of my arm!

I didn't do myself justice considering everything, I did quite a lot in 2015I

Two knitted rabbits and two knitted mice, all with different style dresses.

I stitched this little sampler, which I loved doing. I shall stitch a lot more in 2016( DV)
  A crochet shawl for DD, she chose the colour,  and a colourful poncho for me, I chose the colours!!

Four pairs of socks for my grand children, the 2 pairs of blue for #3 GS
A sewn pair of cushions for #1 son's GF's son, a very lovely little boy

And this little stitched sampler for my dear friend Iris who had a stroke, I had such wonderful holidays with her.
 But here I am beginning of 2016 and I WILL stitch and sew. We have carried out the exogen treatment each day, so hopefully it will have an effect and my bone will show healing.
My weight has sored, because even when I am out walking I walk carefully and slowly. I have compensated myself with creamy cakes, and since Christmas with chocs and fudge, which is my favourite. But I am back to weighing each week with some friends, so that will be my check to keep to a sensible eating plan.
I want a join a SAL to finish my WIPs, does anyone know of any please?
I hope everyone has started 2016 with hope in your hearts and love all around you. Today I could have slumped into despair when I struggled with a jumper sleeve, but I got myself together and DH helped, so I decided to make the effort and be happy, it wasn't easy, the pain continues. Our mild winter has ended and today it was cold rain and a 'brisk' breeze, very unpleasant, BUT we are not flooded like hundreds of poor people up north.
So I am almost back to being a happy, almost back to my always smiling 'Pollyanna' self.


Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you will soon be back to full sew and craft! Although you seem to have done masses to me despite your arm problems, you must be amazingly quick when you are at full strength. Happy New Year! xx

Justine said...

You've had a good year! Hope your arm continues to improve. I am also planning to finish WIPS in 2016.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful finishes! I do hope your arm will get better soon with the treatment you're doing

Blu said...

Lovely finishes!
Happy new year.

Joanne Noragon said...

My word. That's about how many socks I accomplish--in a year! Happy new year to you, and just keep on with it. I don't know which sweater sleeve is the worst, the first or the second.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Chris, hope your arm co ti use to heal and you are able to knit, crochet and stitch again without the pain. xx

Vickie said...

Very pretty accomplishments this year Chris.
Oh Chris. I am normally a Pollyanna myself. I am so down over this horrid neck pain that will not go away, even with physical therapy. Would you pray for me my friend?

cucki said...

Lovely finishes..
Happy new year x

Katya said...

Amazing finishes, Chris! Wishing you a steady recovery and more beautiful projects in the New Year.

mamasmercantile said...

You really have done loads, despite ill health. Wishing you a healthier New Year.

Unknown said...

I love your blog, you have made such lovely things Chris xxx Heather

butterfly said...

Wow love your knitted toys , you have stitched allot this last year .
Hope your arm sets better soon Chris , wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR .

Pull the other thread said...

Wow you really did a lot in 2015, well done! I hope you you find that you can continue to find happiness despite your current difficulties.

Drora's minimundo said...

That's a lot for one year. Your little knitted characters are adorable.
I also admire the rest of your knitted items, especially the socks which
look to me like something very complicated to do.
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Drora

Julie said...

Wonderful things you have knitted, the bunnies are adorable.
There is always the UFO/WIP group at needlecraft haven that stitch and post every weekend to encourage you along. I don't know of any groups/blogs that are doing it.
Happy crafting!

Down by the sea said...

Your craft projects in 2015 look wonderful I was wish I was so talented! My projects when I attempt them never turn out as well as I imagine! Sarah x

Leslie: said...

Well, there you go - always a plus with a minus and you have had many more pluses than minuses. Hopefully, the treatment will aid in finishing off the healing process! Happy New year, Chris.

Penny said...

You were very productive last year ~ lots of lovely projects! I'm hoping this is a great year for you and that you continue to heal.

Brigitte said...

Wow, it's amazing what you could craft and finish last year.
Wishing you a great new crafting year and much improvement on your arm.

Emma/Itzy said...

You did great in 2015! I look forward to seeing what you work on this year xx