Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Years 2014

I've had a very busy 2013, lots of knitting, some stitching and sewing and a few crochet projects.  The bad part is my arms and shoulders have suffered.  I really need to see a physician about this and really slow down for a while.  So far I have a toboggan for my nephew to finish, a throw for my niece, my oldest sister's ongoing quilt (which I am happy to report is actually almost done) and a scarf for my youngest son.  I finished a pincushion for my youngest sister that I intend to mail on Monday if the weather permits.  I have found a new author for quilting and I've been purchasing her books.  I just ordered three more from Amazon that will ship from Japan.  Yoko Saito is her name, the books are Scandinavian Quilts and Japanese craft book "Adult bag of a usual envoy by Youko Saito"#0388.  

I have the two in the photos below already ordered from Amazon.  I think I may work on some sewing projects for this year just to rest the muscles that I knit with; since I have at least four quilt tops that have been finished for many years :).  Hopefully this will help, but I'm not sure.  


Also, my Friday's off (part-time) ended this past Friday so I will have less time for crafting too.  Below are some photos of 2013 finishes too:


Cladonia Shaw for self, of course, love the colors too

Toboggan for son David


Infamous Orange Hoodie finished finally !

Another blouse finished two weeks ago for work, it had been partially sewn for over six months (pretty sad I know).


I hope to also work on some Cross stitch patterns this year too and have loads to show, maybe my next post.

Hope all you stitchers out there have a wonderful week (those of you in the winter months, a WARM week)!!




5 comments:

  1. Wow Diana! So many wonderful finishes. I hope that you adjust easily to your new schedule and find lots of stitching time. Have a great week!

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  2. You've accomplished so much! When I overdo it, I turn to my stretching exercises. They help tremendously! I hope you're feeling better soon... there are so many patterns out there just waiting to be finished!

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  3. What beautiful work you do! Can't wait to see what you accomplish as this year unfolds!

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  4. Hi Diana! Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment--I'm happy to have found your blog, too...

    Amazing knitting and sewing--you are very talented. I look forward to seeing your cross stitch (of course!!)... Happy New Year to you!

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  5. So many beautiful finishes! I hope you won't be too busy with work to blog as I love seeing the things you have made.
    Margaret

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