Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Slowly Recovering...

First of all I must apologize to you all for my extended absence. I honestly didn't mean to be away for this long. I know I still owe you all a square to represent December, and I will work on that and get it published soon, I promise. ;)

So what have I been doing all month? *sigh* Where to start?

December was especially stressful this year. I don't usually let the craziness of the season get to me so early in the month. I usually wait until the very last minute to totally freak out. LOL

Thanksgiving was the turning point. The reality of what little time there was left for gift making suddenly hit me, and this year making as many gifts as possible was essential since I don't currently have an income. And besides, that's what I bought all that yarn for! (I did use a good bit of it too.)

I was crocheting like a madwoman all month. I made afghans, amigurumi, hats, scarves, and all kinds of other things for friends and family. Almost none of which I thought to take pictures of. Arggh! I hate that about myself. :( I did take a picture of a Kermit I made, but the camera's batteries are currently dead so I'll have to share a picture of him next time...

Although I was still putting the finishing touches on Kermit at 2am Christmas morning, I did manage to get everything finished and wrapped in time. But there always has to be something that throws a wrench into the whole deal and this year was no different. The coup de grĂ¢ce was the nastiest stomach bug you could ever wish NOT to encounter. It ripped it's way through the family one after another. It was like watching dominoes fall.

Son in law brought it home from work on the 23rd. From there, Ben had it by Christmas eve, Cyndi on Christmas day, Matthew (my son) on Saturday, and just when I had made a joke about being the "Last Man Standing"... I fell... I woke up Sunday morning with it and am just now getting my appetite and energy back. Cyndi joked about the ordeal saying, "Well at least we saved a bundle on groceries this week!" Gotta try to find the humor in there somewhere! :)

To try to keep this post from getting too boring, I think I'll give you a sneak peek of some things that you will be seeing sometime within the next few weeks/months from me. I still need to write patterns, but these are a few things I made a while back that I plan to share...

Some small stuffies...

More dishcloths...

And for the knitters and seal lovers...

And of course I have tons of WIPs and UFOs that I need to get back to. Including my pink button project, the bright grannieghan, Son in Law's camo-rippleghan, a knitted ghan that's been on the needles for 2 years (YIKES!) that I've resolved to finish this year (bigger YIKES!!), baby booties, adult & children's granny-style hats, fudge recipe, and lots of other ideas and patterns and cool fun stuff that's still trapped in my sorry little mind trying to break free. I'll get to them all eventually. Thanks for hanging in there with me! :)


  1. Hi April! It has definitely been busy 'round my place too! I had a "big bad move" to make at the end of October, and I haven't had the chance to pick up my crochet hooks ever since! I am definitely ready to get started with some projects again, so I still have some catching up to do here before you reveal December's Mistletoe square!.. Great to see you back though!.. LOVE the Kermit you made!!!!... Best wishes to you and yours for a very Happy New Year! ~tina

  2. I am soo glad to hear you are ok!! Don't over do it and stay rested!

  3. Good to hear from you! So sorry you've had a nasty bug, but hopefully you all will be fine to start out the new year, and carry that on through out the year!

    Take care!!

  4. I am so relieved to see you posting again. I am sorry you were ill. I did get deparate and post some feelers to find out about you. I even rejoined your group. I guess you have not had a chance to get there yet and see my post. I am so happy to have you back and can't tell you how much you were missed.

  5. Hey - that seal cloth looks VERY familiar - I KNOW I LOVE mine!!! Thank you again for making it for me!! I am also sorry to hear you were so sick - glad you are back though - sure missed you!!
    Gentle Hugs


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