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  1. Alpine Seasons Garden
  2. American Sampler
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  4. Angel of Frost
  5. Angel of Healing
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  13. Calling the Crows
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  16. A Confabulation of Dragons
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  18. Days of Advent Sampler
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Christmas Break =
Rest and relaxation! It also means I get a chance to get my blog up-to-date.

So, on November 1 I started another round of my ever-changing rotation. First in line was And They Sinned. I got a whole bunch done on this one and am now over the half-way mark. It helped that most of it was letters. Not exactly the most fun to stitch, but at least it goes quickly!

Next, I worked on and finished (!) Cirque des Cercles. Which gives me five finishes for the year. Not too bad given my proclivity to start new stuff! Although I did have at least ten new starts so I'm still on the losing side of this battle...




And finally (for this post at least), The Ram block on the Days of Advent Sampler. I really enjoy working on this one!

Also on the stitching front...

I've given up on Gatekeeper. It makes me sad since this was my first HAED ever and I've started it twice and purchased 3 different fabrics for it. So there's a lot invested in it. But I just can't manage stitching on the dark fabric. Particularly now that my up-close vision no longer matches the prescription for my eye glasses. Next year I plan to make the leap to bifocals and maybe I will give it another try then.

I also tried my hand at some ornaments. The stitching part was pretty good. The finishing however... Well, let's just say they came out looking very, very wonky and I think next time I'll go with round ones since the corners were the worst. And my lovely friends who received them as gifts choose to ignore the wonkiness of the finishing and instead focused on the stitching itself.

In other news...

I've been dealing with a bit of a health issue. Apparently when I joked about how I felt like I was bleeding to death when I had my period I wasn't joking. Said bleeding led to extreme anemia. I finally went to the doctor and the problem was discovered. I'm taking iron and "hormone therapy". My period has pretty much stopped and my iron levels are increasing nicely. I'm very thankful it wasn't anything more serious.

And my son has returned. I can't say that I'm happy about that. My daughter and I were living a nice, calm life and that has certainly been disrupted. I love my son, but we drive each other nuts so it's much easier loving him at a distance! His intention is to work as much as possible in order to get a car and save some money and then return to NM in the fall. In the meantime, he'll be taking classes at the college where I work.

2 Comments:

Congratulations on finishing Circque des Cercles. It looks great! You got more finishes than me. I only had 3 this year. I have bi focals now and they do help.

By Blogger Cathy, at 6:37 AM  

I love the colours in your Cirque des Cercles - beautiful. :)

By OpenID diaryofadomesticgoddess, at 11:20 AM  

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