After reading some of the summer sewing round up posts and hearing that Sarah@Fairyface Designs was planning a winter version I decided it might be just the thing for me - I love lists as they always make me feel organised and stop ideas whizzing round in my head. I'm afraid that some of my plans are a little woolly as I usually find Christmas exhausting and as I'm going through a bit of a bad patch at the moment I have no idea how much stitching I'll be able to do. (For those of you who are new to my blog...I have ME/CFS and am unable to work due to the condition - sewing keeps me sane (ish) but I can't do as much as I would like due to my low energy levels, etc.)
So, here's my slightly woolly and fuzzy winter stitching list (in no particular order!):
1&2. Add backs (cord? Velvet?) to my knitted and crocheted squares to turn them into cushion covers
|Must remember to block it first!|
3. (Not sure this counts but I'm adding it anyway!) Finish sorting my scraps so that this...
turns into this...
4. Make my BQS Pillow Fight cushion for my secret partner (deadline = 21st November)
5. Make a cushion for a friend (deadline = as close to 21st November as possible!)
6. Finish the Twelve Days of Christmas red work garland for my mam (deadline = Christmas day!)
7. Start the blue and white snowball and nine patch quilt that my mam wants me to make for their spare room (Dad doesn't get a choice!) for which she's collected these fabrics
|Rebecca, if you're reading this I know you're laughing at my neatly drawn plan!|
|The pegs I use to display my Christmas cards|
9. Make some more hexies - maybe another four dozen, which will almost take me to the halfway point. (Not all of them have to be pieced as I need some whole hexies to balance out the completely scrappy look!)
There...nine items on the list, doesn't seem too bad, especially compared to some people! And only three that have a definite deadline - I do hope I can accomplish more than that, I'll let you know in the round up post, due sometime in mid March I think.
And it wouldn't be an ATWD post without a few photos of the
|Look into my eyes...you want to give me a biscuit...|
|...you know you want to give me a biscuit...|
|...if I'm not getting the biscuit then you're not getting another photo of my bandage|
|Look, poorly leg...that definitely deserves a biscuit!|
I've removed the bandage now and can *just* see a tiny needle mark - no bald patch or anything! Brave Archie! The vet has just phoned and all his tests bar one absolutely fine. One of his liver enzymes is slightly raised but nothing that's unusual in a dog his age (11.5 years) so we just have to go back in six months for another test. He can stay on the Metacam (anti-inflammatory) for as long as he needs to (reading between the lines I think it will be forever) and he's allowed to slowly build up to a thirty minute lead walk. When he can cope with that he can come off the lead for five minutes at a time and that can then slowly build up. If I'm sure he's under control and not going to be jogging then I'm allowed to let him off the lead so he can sniff and mark his favourite trees - yeah! I'm also allowed to move his medication to an evening so that he no longer has to have half his tea for breakfast (and so he won't think he's being starved, he's not daft, he knows when he's being fobbed off with a carrot!) and I can have a slower start to the day which I desperately need at the moment! Good news all round!
I'm linking up with Sarah's Winter Stitching List post, click on the button at the top of this post to see what she (and many others!) have planned for the coming months.
Thanks for popping in (sorry you had to stay longer than you expected!!) - hope you're having a wonderful day!