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 canv
as 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.



12 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

So sorry that you haven't been feeling well. Hope the cold lets up soon and that your eyes get better. Love the pictures!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I hope your eyes are restored soon. You do lovely work. The kids are cuties.

Anonymous said...

Your grand-kids are adorable.

Marl

nutmegg said...

I have g/children also (8) and I agree there is nothing better than a smile and a hug from one of them, well except maybe a sloppy kiss from one of my dogs.

silentsgirl said...

What a gorgeous table runner - that will look beautiful "in situ." I don't dare have such a nice, white thing in our house. Too much spilled tea around here.

Gillie said...

Those smiles will warm even the most frigid temperatures! Sorry about the energy levels, don't push it, Jenny. March seems an awful long time to wait for an appointment? Love the runner, I just found some thread last night that I think will do for making a biscornu from the pattern.

Jo said...

Thanks for the link for the biscornu chart. I'm making one this weekend as a rest from my monopoly. There are some beautiful designs.

EvalinaMaria said...

What a lovely grandchildren you have! I heard so many good, positive stories after cataracts surgery, I know you will enjoy your "new eyes".

kaghos said...

I know whatyou are going through with the caterac I had both eyes with really bad one's by the age 44 they were so bad the doc did one eye and 2 weeks later did the other one, and boy I was amazed of all the colors and how clear things where after the surgary. It was nothing to the operation, so don't fear it.

MaryT said...

Really cute pictures!

Frishawn said...

You have beautiful grandchildren. Keep up that designing, it seems that you have a great talent going there. I hope that the weather warms up for you and that the year brings you far less pain. Your stitching is wonderful.

Librarystitcher said...

Thank you everyone for your knid words and encouragement.