Sunday, January 15, 2012

Where To Begin?

Charlotte's Fish Transferred to Canvas and Embellished

For the past few days I've been wondering how to begin this post.  It has been so hard to start since I haven't written a post since before Christmas.  I haven't stayed current on anyone's blogs either.  My reasons?  Chaos of the the Holidays?  The physical demands of total knee replacement recovery?  The challenge of returning to work at the same time?  I'm not sure.  Probably a combination of all these, including a little bit of a funk I've gotten myself into.  Luckily, with respect to my knee, I'm starting to see a little flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. I've been going to physical therapy four hours every day of the week!  I have a way to go, but I'm getting stronger with every hour!  

My physical recovery has been frustratingly slow.  It's also been very tiring.  I haven't sewn or started any other art project since Christmas.  I guess that's another reason for my lack of blogger posts.  Forgive me?  I've got big plans to start and finish my first quilt before February 13.  Stick with me and hold me to this goal!  I will begin this week!  In the meantime, here are a few of the projects I completed for Christmas presents:

Charlotte's Knit Poncho

Freezer Paper Stencil Hoodie

Freezer Paper Stencil Hoodie Back

Sam's Bookmark
In all seriousness, I am truly sorry for being so blogger neglectful.  Thanks for sticking with me and I promise to get my sewing act together! 


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P.S.  If you are interested in a super giveaway, head over to Georgie's blog!  She's celebrating her mom's birthday!


Linda said...

I have missed you!! So glad you're back!! I am glad to know you are getting better...Don has foot surgery in 17 days and will be off his feet for a good 6 weeks they may be tougher on me than him;0)

Heather and Kathy said...

I am glad you are doing alright and are back. I had been wondering about you! I love the poncho and the hoodie! Very cool presents! I am glad the knee is getting stronger!


Stacy said...

I've been wondering where you are and if you are okay. Glad to see you are back, Angela, and best wishes for your continued recovery. The poncho and your other gifts are very cute.

Sherry Edwards said...

Happy New Year Angela - I think I can still say that can't I! It does take a while to get back in the swing of things, let alone having a knee to recover too! Glad it's on the mend.

Beautiful pressies you made!

Take care x

Liza said...

Yay! You're back! I missed you! I love your freezer stencil projects... really cool. Sorry to hear about the post surgery/recovery funk... it's a hard road you're travelling but soon you'll be able to look back at how far you've come. I'll forward you some great images on that theme! Happy Happy 2012 Angela xxxoo Liza

Emma said...

Hi Angela, well, you have been missed. I'm sorry to hear your recovery has been slow but glad to here you are hopeful and 'getting there'. I've been in the same place with my blog, I just haven't been in a blogging mood!! the things you made a really cute and i hope you get your 'buzz' back soon. Xx

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I was just about to email you and saw this pop up - so glad you are back!!!! Was worried about the recovery. I think we all get in a funk around the holidays, I sure did, so I can relate. Love that poncho, how cute and the fishy is wonderful. xox Corrine

Alex and Cassandra said...

I can't wait to hear your quilting adventure!

Sammy said...

Angela, Angela... How are you girl, brand new knees Oh My, can I have some please LOL. You are ok. kid, just take care of yourself first, then the goo ideas will flow by itself.
take care, love you,
-Samya :)

Sammy said...

Angela, Angela... How are you girl, brand new knees Oh My, can I have some please LOL. You are ok. kid, just take care of yourself first, then the goo ideas will flow by itself.
take care, love you,
-Samya :)

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