This fall was a rough ride with my mood a roller-coaster laboring up the inclines towards happy only to zip in a blink into the dips and getting stuck there for a time before beginning the climb again. I lost interest in many of my regular passtimes but hung onto a few including the ongoing sorting/organizing project, videos (Star Trek and 3rd Rock from the Sun) and fiber arts. I often combined videos with one of the other two.
Thesethings I still found enjoyable and thus continued to find myself still able to enjoy. Lifesaving! No lie.
One of my goals for 2014 was to finish more projects than I started--especially in fiber arts. By midsummer I'd neither started nor finished many at all so in late August I set out to see how many I could finish before Christmas. I lost count around a dozen in late October. I've no idea if I met my goal tho as I started well over a dozen new ones between Halloween and Christmas--gifts and ornaments.
The picture above shows 7 of the items I'm making for Mom. Some of them were in progress before the late summer push but I began several more. With her birthday being January 3rd I had to prepare two sets of gifts. These are not all as I gave her three small items for Christmas--a bookmark, a bracelet and a crocheted bow hairpin. The items in the picture are the remainder of the smallish items that I still have hopes of finishing before her party begins at noon tomorrow:
- a pad for her tray to keep her plate or bowl from sliding
- another tray pad
- a flower hairpin
- a bow hairpin
- a bracelet
- a necklace
- a drawstring bag for her heart magnifier
I never got close on any of the bigger items I planned for her: legwarmers, scarf, hat, muff, lap blanket, apron...
Well if I don't get with it, I won't be handing her any new packages tomorrow...today actually as it is now less than nine hours before we leave.