Only 10 hours to go and then I can happily say goodbye and to be honest, good riddance, to 2014!
It's been a horrible year, full of sadness with the loss of a loved one and full of worrying illnesses which are set to continue into 2015 but hopefully with a full recovery!
Christmas was lovely this year but hard without my MIL, we miss her so much.
A few days before the big day I was struggling with my foot in the air cast and the continual swelling so medication was prescribed along with crutches and only a maximum output of 25% body weight on that foot is allowed with a warning from the Specialist that this could take 3 months to heal :(
DH and the gang have been so good sorting everything out and they were brilliant with preparing and cooking the Christmas Dinner ~ so proud of them all x
This was my only contribution but had great fun making them with DD ~ melting snowmen on digestive biscuits . . .
I feel my blogging contributions have been poor too ~ the few posts I have contributed have been full of misery but the dark days have been aplenty and I still feel I'm struggling. I'm so disappointed to have lost, what I considered to be, special blogging friends and sad to find that a lot of previous blogs I followed now say I haven't been invited to read any longer but I guess if I haven't been around to comment to others then this can only be expected.
I'm so grateful to those bloggers that have stuck with me ~ your comments and kind messages mean so much to me x
Now . . . . stitching . . . can I present finishes 2 and 3 of the year (I would say Happy Dance but that's not too hopeful at the moment!)
Yes, I have achieved a whole 3 finishes this year, one was a sheepie pillow for someone and these next 2 have been completed recently . . .
LHN ~ Snowy Pines (Mill Hill ice beads arrived this morning so almost there!)
and . . .
Mill Hill Appalachian Santa ~ it's very pretty when the lights catch the beads and sparkle
Struggled a little with his beard but found my own simpler way of doing it!
I have another 2 of these little Santas in the pipeline and have just started the Holly & Ivy Santa, I find them really easy to handle and stitch whilst immobile and having everything all together in a kit makes life a lot easier!
Well, it's not the happiest post ever is it?
But a year ago I didn't have this little fellow in my life and he certainly has brightened up every day since! He loved his 1st Christmas, toys and treats aplenty, some a little noisier than others and I'm quite surprised to say the Christmas Tree is still standing up straight and complete with its decorations!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE
Enjoy your celebrations!
Jane, Monty, Tilly & Oscar x