First off, this is my first finish of 2010. Since it is a Christmas piece, one could consider it late. I prefer to consider is VERY early. This is a Lizzie*Kate called "Christmas is Forever". I really liked the sentiment of the piece. The picture is darker than I thought it would be - sorry.
Now for the news. In the middle of January, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the end of January, I had a double mastectomy. I am still recovering from that surgery, and am awaiting an appointment with an oncologist in another week. I very firmly feel that once I am finished with whatever treatments that I have to go through, I will be fine. Just not really looking forward to the treatments.
The up side of all of this is that I will have a little more time on my hands because I won't be going back to work at least until after I see the oncologist. And then, I will probably have some more time off periodically.
So, after spending some time reading other people's blogs, I have decided to take a lesson from Barb in Michigan. She gives us periodic updates as to her progress on her different projects. It is always fun to see how much she has accomplished.
So, I have decided to show you two of my long term UFO/WIP's, and track here how much I accomplish on them. The first is a large piece called "Peaceable Kingdom" which I am doing for my grandson, Harrison. I started it when he was a little over one, and he will be turning 11 next month. You do the math, it is too upseting for me too - LOL. The second is "Santa Clothes" by Raise the Roof. I have done "Witchy Washy" and have "Peter Cottonknits" and "Sam's Socks, Shorts & Such" in my to do pile. I just like the humor in the pieces, and I would like to be able to switch the pieces out for their seasons.
So, my plan is to spend a week's worth of stitching (however much that would be) on one of these pieces, and then spend some time on a new project that I will be starting which is the Lizzie*Kate Halloween Boo club series that I am going to do all on a bell pull kind of piece. I figure each of the twelve charts should be fairly quick finishes, so I thought I would do one chart between each week of working on the big projects. Then, after my quick finish, I will spend a week on my other big piece. My goal is to be able to have something to show for myself each week. Wish me luck!!
I hope this finds all of you happy and healthy and stitching away!!