Sunday, December 21, 2014

Celebrations!


Christmas is almost here! Are your plans all made, menus set ? .... gifts bought and wrapped?  Its become a crazy time of year and there are a lot of stresses on everyone. I have found that as you get older your feelings for Christmas undergo a change. Gifts are nice but not really necessary as we tend to buy what we need through out the year.   You may even start to scale back on the decorations.  Its a darker time of year and I find the sparkly lights are the best part for me.  With the Solstice today, the emphasis is on the return of the light!

Now that I have a grandson, and a grand daughter on the way, I can see where Christmas is truly all about the children.  For little Ethan this is a magical time of year as he learns the customs and experiences it all. For him, its real!  He also wants it all, and now..... (patience Grasshopper!)

So it comes down to what is really important.  Spending time with family and friends and if not in person, then make a call and hear their voice.  Face Time or Skype is another good option too.  (try not to have them looking up your nose and get the camera angle right!)

I had to get my cards done a fair bit early this year due to the operation. There were several letters needed for older family friends and relatives far away.  I sat and hand wrote them out as my attempt to keep something authentic about communication! No dispersions are being cast on the computer  generated family newsletter; its just not my style.



Our only festive plan this year is to go with a friend and see the third and sadly last instalment  of the Hobbit movie. That will be a big night out for me!  I already know their theatre seating is very low and soft so I will take my four wheel walker and my booster cushion and sit at the end of a row.   The movie is out now and I reckon another week and I can do it given my recovery and how I feel.



So how goes it here?  Well, Bruce has been doing a stellar job of keeping me fed and in clean clothes and taking me to medical appointments.  He's even starting to spend time in his hobby room again and work on his models.  I am moving better and feeling stronger with the two wheel walker and even taking a few steps (with a hand hold) on my own and I can see where using a cane alone is in my near future.  My dressing is off and things have healed well.  Its just all the internal healing and strengthening that must carry on in the coming months.  Its a slow process but there is measurable progress daily.   Its the slow part that had me bugged today.  You feel good enough to do more, but you can't ! (yet)

So I indulged in some retail therapy instead. I purchased a large ball winder with a tensioner (picture to come later) and I went bonkers shopping at Etsy! I shopped for the coming grand baby and grandson as you have to have something for him at the baby showers to come as well.  Ethan is now train crazy and so we are going to be feeding that fire very well!   My daughter in law wants a dragonfly theme for the new baby girl's room and Nana found some nice essentials with just that.




I also found yarn! I have a nice  cone of a luxury fibre coming.... to be revealed later!  Yes, my thoughts are returning to weaving even if the flesh is weak still!  And my willpower is too....

So from our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year! May your shuttles fly true and well.

January 8th, 2015 is this blog's  7th anniversary date and I will be having a  random draw of a kitchen towel based on comments left to this post. Draw will be made on January 7th  and the winner will be announced January 8th. I simply can't believe that I have been writing this blog for seven years. To those of you who have been here from the start, you have my grateful thanks!

pink and white only... spoon not included  :)

I appreciate that some find the comment system here cranky but simply click on the word 'comment' below and follow the steps. If the Captcha word is too hard to view, click the refresh circle with the arrow to get one that's easier for you. Then, failing that, email me and I'll add you in okay.  Email address is in my profile.



32 comments:

Laura Fry said...

Glad you are coming along. Best wishes to you and yours. And yes, I do know how slow it can feel during recovery.

DianeOart said...

I follow your blog but usually I don't comment, I'm glad your recovering is going well and planning on more wonderful weaving. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

pudgypooh said...

I am glad to hear your recovery is going well. I hope you enjoy your movie and the holidays.

Dianne said...

Well done on recovery, keep that healing going.
Love the adorable dragonfly shoes and very smart engineers hat.
Your days might be getting longer but that means we're on the down hill slope!
Happy Holiday Season.

Judy said...

I'm so not ready! Glad to hear you're getting around pretty well. I hope you continue to heal well. Hubby and I made lefse tonight and I think I have enough energy to make a batch of caramels yet tonight. I'm still working feverishly to finish up woven gifts for Christmas. Lucky me, my family meets up after New Year's this year!

Susan Harvey said...

Debbie Bland (DebbieB) wrote:

I've won one of your generous giveaways before, Susan, so I'll comment here instead of on the blog. I'm so glad you're healing well! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and a very Happy 7th Anniversary!

barbara said...

Hi Susan - Congratulations on reaching your 7th Anniversary of your blog - I have enjoyed every posting, and have learned lots from your writings. I am so pleased to hear that your recovery is coming along, and you are even thinking of go out to see a movie "The Hobbit", I too plan to see that as soon as Christmas is over. I have really tried to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, and am fortunate that I don't have to get all involved with the "commercial" end. This makes for a very relaxing time, spending time with whom I want to spend time with. Nice to see that you are starting to think about weaving again, and things will fall into place when your body is healed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Bruce. Enjoy the holiday season! Weaverly yours ... Barbara

Leola's Studio said...

Take care my friend
It is all about the light....
My grandson is also train crazy- thank goodness for
Thomas the tank engine!!!
See you next year!

Margaret Bernstein said...

have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
Speedy continued healing and recovery.
Wishing you a fantastic New Year .
hugs

Cathy said...

So glad to hear you are healing well. I love your work, so I'm looking forward to when you are able to weave again and show us your beautiful creations.

Lesley Campana said...

I am glad to see that you are doing so well. I'm sure you'll be weaving in no time. I have been following your blog for several years and really appreciate when your posts show how you do something. I have a list of blogs that I check on a regular basis and yours is one of them.

Suzanna said...

I'm so glad to hear the recovery is going along well, and congratulations on the blog anniversary! That's a beautiful kitchen towel!

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Susan, wonderful to hear that your recovery is progressing so well. Before you know it you will be weaving again and your world will have returned to normal. Love the dragonfly slippers for the new baby, they are adorable. Where has the last seven years gone, so glad we "met" here on your blog and I am looking forward to next 7 years of "visiting". Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very healthy and happy new year! By the way .... the movie is AWESOME! ;-)

Laritza Rodriguez said...

I am very glad to hear you are doing well. A Merry Christmas to you and a 2015 full of health and fun times!

Leslie said...

Seven years - congratulations - and best wishes for a continued speedy recovery. I've only found you recently, but read each of your posts. After a 17-yr hiatus to raise kids, I'm now trying to weave each and every day, and sneaking a read of your blog while at work helps me stay motivated. Best wishes for the new year.

Warm weaving thoughts, Darla said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and a very Happy 7th Anniversary!

It's so nice to hear you are healing well. I love your work, so I'm looking forward to when you are able to weave again and show us your beautiful creations

Threadbare Designs said...

I'm so glad to hear that your recovery is coming along nicely. You have a wonderful attitude about giving yourself time to heal. May you and Bruce have a magical Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!!

Bobbin Doctor said...

It's good to know you are on the mend and your spirits are well. Thank you for another year of sharing your creative endeavors and life adventures. You are an inspiration to us all.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Peg Cherre said...

Glad you hear you're feeling better, getting stronger by the day. Can't wait to see your new weaving-related acquisitions.

Have a very Merry Christmas & I hope that 2015 brings you both health & happiness.

Unknown said...

So glad to hear your recovery is going well- take it easy and don't do too much, too soon, but you certainly sound like an old hand at this...

Hope you and your family have had a Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the new year.

Lora

Maryse975 said...

Hello Susan,

I am glad to know that you are on the mend. I hope that you will be back to weaving in not time!

Whishing you good health, happiness and lots of new woven projects for 2015.

Maryse

Roxanne Zahller said...

You are an inspiration to me in more ways than one! I'm just barely two weeks behind you with my total hip. It will make the last weeks of my activity restriction a bit more tolerable once I see you are back at the loom. Right now the waiting seems frustratingly long! Looking forward too see what you create next.

YARN SHINE said...

Beautiful work as always! Thanks for the inspiration this year!! :)

Capt. Dave said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend.I always enjoy your posts.

mprsdrose said...

ooh just noticed you are having a draw for a lovely tea towel..still reading up on most of your previous posts, and familiarizing myself with the tencel which I ordered after seeing your lovely projects. Happy New Year and hope to connect with you soon one of these days.

Robin said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Your finished projects are always so lovely and an inspiration to me. Wishing you the best in 2015.

Elaine said...

You work is just beautiful and I really enjoy reading your blog - hope the healing continues and you can be at the loom again soon.

sandy said...

Wishing you a successful and speedy recovery. I really enjoy your blog. Congrats on your 7th blogversary!

Susan H M said...

Happy New Year, and Best Wishes for a fast, full recovery! That is a very beautiful towel, someone will be very lucky.

Babbz said...

Susan,
Thanks so much for continuing to write this wonderful blog, full of inspiration for those of us still new-ish weavers! Best wishes for a speedy recovery

ladyoftheloom said...

I am glad you are recovering well with grand thoughts of weaving again. Your blog has always been on my reading list for inspiration!

Gail from Surrey said...

Congratulations on your 7th Blog-versary. Best wishes on a speedy and thorough recovery.