Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Posted by Shirlee at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Oh how I have missed blogging! I can say that I've just been too busy to post, & I will say that because it's true, but still! I have often thought "Just once a month! Just post something once a month!" Time, however, rushes by & I realize that two or three months (or more) have passed & I still haven't posted. Shame on me! (I am giving myself a gentle slap on the hand now.) So as the title of this post says, let's try this again, shall we?
What, you may ask, has been keeping me so busy. The usual. Downsizing, cleaning, laundry, cooking, crafting, & the never ending dental & medical appointments. Who said that you find lots of time on your hands when you retire? It's not true at all.
I don't want to ramble on for too long today. I'm just going to ease myself back into this. T'would be nice to become a regular blogger again. For now I will share a few photos of some of the craft projects I've been working on these past few weeks/months. Incidentally, if I owe you an email I will answer ... truly I will! Please be patient with me.
By the way ... CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!! Isn't it wonderful!?!?! And I decided that today was as good a time as any to bring Christmas to my blog : ) I won't be doing a lot of decorating this year. Christmas is going to be very simple. Maybe just the skinny prim tree with the prim lights & my collection of cross stitch ornaments adorning it. I continue to fight off the urge to start stitching again. It's rather difficult for me to have two different crafting pursuits going at the same time. I will be knitting & think about the quilt I could be working on ... or I'll be working on a quilt & thinking about the ornaments I could be stitching. Does anyone else experience this? I never used to have these kinds of thoughts when I was 40-ish. Why I can remember when I did quilting, wood crafting, painting, tatting, & bobbin lace making, all at the same period in time! What has happened? The times they have a-changed, I guess.
Okay ... here are those photos I promised : ) I couldn't help but include the first one. Although you can't clearly see the cabled mitts I knit for John (my most recent completed project), I love that golden tree in the background : ) You can get a closer look at the mitts in photo #2. Photo #3 shows a pair I knit for myself.
Posted by Shirlee at 12:41 PM