Saturday, January 9, 2010
It's a frigid new year.
It is supposed to be in the single digits tonight so i thought I would update my blog with my snowy finish. This is a table runner which I stitched for my DIL, Erin. The design was originally
charted for a Biscornu. http://www.feerie.co.uk/index/FreeCharts.html
So now that the New Year is here, it is back to work. I decided to set down my 2010 stitching goals. First, I am knitting a pair of mittens which Julia sweetly asked Grammy to knit for her. I couldn't refuse. I am knitting a hat for SIL's buddy. I want to knit myself a pair of gloves. My Cross Stitching list is a bunch of whimsies stitched upon plastic canvas and Brooke Nolan's Sugar Plum Fairy which is stitched upon perforated paper. I have Cross Eyed Kat's Labyrinth, a Krenik stocking kit, my Monopoly board and a Parcheezi board in line. We will not talk about UFO's.
Unfortunately, my eyes have become so bad I can not stitch even on 14 count aida cloth. This March, I will see my eye specialist to set the date for my cataracts to be removed. Until then I am going to try to keep stitching by using plastic canvas or perforated paper.
The frigid temperatures haven't helped my joints. I seem to be more intolerant of the cold temperatures. My hands, back, hips, knees, and feet sometimes ache all at the same time and all I want to do is crawl under a ton of blankets and sleep until it is spring. My energy comes and goes. Most of the time, I run out of energy before I run out of things that need to be accomplished. So far I have been able to work and stay pretty much positive. I know that with Lupus I will have good days and bad days. I just pray for more of the good than the bad.
Besides, my grandchildren's smiles can bring me up on a down day and let me fly on a good day.