Thursday, December 23, 2010

Making a List and Checking it Twice

No not a Christmas list. A "To stitch list".  I have also updated my HAED Blog link at the top of my Blog.

I have added a 2011 Stitching Page just under the heading - just click on it to see the list.

 It has been a busy week with 3 birthdays in the family.  DS turned 30 last Friday.  It hard to image that it was 30 years ago that I held a small bundle in my arms and cried when he had dislocated hips.  I remember saying to him "I am so sorry, life is hard enough without having problems like this".  How little we knew of the hard road ahead of us, dislocated hips were a minor problem.  Nathan was officially diagonised with cerebal palsy at 3 yrs old and it wasn't till he was 5 that he walked.  He also had a growth hormone deficiency and had to have injections every day.  He has been in and out of hospitals for operations with a major hip reconstruction in his teens.  He has had plaster boots to stretch his tendons numerous times.  Nearly dying at the age of 8 from a fall that fractured his skull - it is a miracle that he is alive today and God had a purpose for his life.  He now works for God by burning CD's & DVD's that tell of His love for us - these go all around Australia and overseas.  Dear son you are an inspiration to so many people and we love you so much.    It is also my DIL's birthday on the same day and she is the same age.  She has been a welcome addition to our family and lastly my dear dear Mum who is 81.  I love you Mum and am so thankful to have had such a loving Mum who has always been there no matter what.

Box of goodies

I have been busy in my craft room making my list - one of the girls who were around last Friday evening  for DS birthday asked when she saw my xstitch  "I see you  multi-task".   I love it - sounds more sophisticated than rotation don't you think.

I know there is a challenge out there to start 15 pieces in January and then finish them by the end of the year.  I always seem to be drawn to  large projects so that would not be possible to have them finished by the end of the year.   I have instead chosen 15 projects - some UFO's and some new pieces.  "edited to add that I have no intention of finishing these 15 projects this year"  I have had such fun playing in my stash.  I am all ready for 2011.

This is my box of all my projects for 2011.  I will use a Random No. system to pick which one I will stitch on next.  I hope everyone is ready for Christmas - ours in going to be a very very quite one with 2 of our children overseas.

Annette B

4 comments:

Patty C. said...

Good Luck with the challenge to finish 15 projects
Merry Christmas

stitchinfiend said...

I should have said Patty that I definitely will not finish THE 15 projects. Merry Christmas to you too

Clare - Aimetu said...

Good luck with your 15 projects - that sounds like a good plan. Happy birthday to DS DIL and Mum x

Shari said...

wow, thanks for sharing about your son......how difficult it must have been....but God was there, wasn't He??? Praise Him!
Happy birthday to all your birthday people!
Love your multi-tasking list for the new year!!! I am anxious to work on my new projects!!!

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