Saturday, February 02, 2013

Is that a pulse?

Yes-the blog is alive (barely), but they say that if there's life, there's hope ;)

It has been an eventful 6-7 months since my last post. Without going into lots of detail, I've re-entered the paid workforce after an absence of 16-17 years (customer service officer at my local library/council), and we have also been dealing with our youngest child's onset of depression and anxiety. This hasn't left me with time and/or inclination to blog over the last half of 2012.

I've decided that I need to try craft more (and blog) this year as it's a great for de-stressing, as well as something I can have control over and can see progress, when other things seem to be way out of my control.

I did  refrain from joining all the stitch-a-longs, knit-a-longs, quilt-a-longs and craft-a-longs that were around at the beginning of 2013. I did sign up for one Stitch-a-Long that uses books I already own to make a small item each month. I finished the first item (thread catcher) in January as required so a good start.



I also signed up for a Facebook stitch-a-long with a group of Australian stitchers. The design we are stitching this year is here. We plan to stitch one small square each month, and the centre design as we go.  I stitched my first section in January on a Stitches and Spice fabric with DMC 4240.






I've signed up for the HAED BB stitch-a-long but haven't made a start on it yet. Another thing I could have started this month, but will leave until later in the year is Sew School.

I also have some WIPs I want to finish, and of course new projects, but I'm not making any specific plans for any of those at the moment.

I should be back soon with some more updates but here's picture of our newest family member-Archimedes-usually known as Archie.


8 comments:

Susan said...

I love the start on your Baltimore project - just gorgeous.
Hope things are looking up for you.

Chookyblue...... said...
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Chookyblue...... said...

glad to see you back here.......welcome to the SAL.........goodluck for your child.........

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to see you back here.......welcome to the SAL.........goodluck for your child.........

Mii Stitch said...

Great new start! :)

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

lovely to see you blogging again Leonie ;-)

Samelias Mum said...

Hiyah, just letting you know that you won a giveaway on my blog - though I don't have your email address. Can you please email me with your postal details.
Thanks, Anorina

www.sameliasmum.com

Brigitte said...

I hope everything will become better for you this year. Crafting and blogging can be so de-stressing.
The SALs you joined sound really great and voila the first little crafted item is already finished. Looks great, your little thread catcher.