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)!!