Sunday 18 November 2012

Picking Up the Pieces

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful messages of support following the death of my Mother-in-law.  Your kind words have been so appreciated.

We have received so much kindness and warm wishes over the past week, and shared our memories, it has given us lots of strength.

Now it's time to pick up the pieces, be positive and look ahead.  I haven't felt like crafting much over the past two weeks but I'm ready now to pick up the needles and enjoy creating again.

Last Christmas I started knitting the figures from Fiona Goble's book, the Twelve Knits of Christmas.

I made eight (or was it nine?) of the characters but ran out of time and enthusiasm as Christmas approached. I've now resumed the work and will definitely have the full set by this Christmas.

The trouble is, at the moment I can't remember whether I knitted the lady dancing or not.  I don't seem to have any photos of her but I'm sure I did make her.  I shall just have to wait until I get the Christmas decorations out of storage to find out.  In the meantime, I'm busy with the leaping lord and the piping piper!

It's one of those projects where you wonder why you started it!  But it'll be worth it in the end - even if just to say "I stuck at it!"

PS. I've just found the picture of the dancing lady.

So only three to make to finish the set.


  1. I think you better have some more (((hugs))). I remember you sharing these last year. I love the French Hen so much! All the birdie ones are adorable. It really will be an achievement to say you stuck at it and finished the set. xxx

  2. Ooh not many to go then :) x


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