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An end of year feeling…

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

It’s dark outside and trying to snow. Today is my birthday and I should be up and enjoying myself, but I slipped on the ice this morning when I was fetching the post and landed very heavily on my derriere. One time I was glad that there is a fair bit of padding – so no serious injury, but I didn’t half jolt my spine. So I’m taking it easy and rather reluctant teenagers are having to make a bit more of an effort in the helping out at home direction. Which probably isn’t a bad thing.

I’ve been lying in bed with a hot water bottle admiring my cut-price supermarket orchid – which is frankly excelling itself at the moment. In the hullaballoo of Christmas I had barely taken note. Now I have.

I have a real end of year, finish things up feeling at the moment. Part of me (of course) wants to start new and exciting projects, but I have four UFOs waiting in the wings, none of which will take me too much time  to complete, and I really feel drawn to finish them off before I get into anything new. There are two quilts to machine quilt – one of which is already about a quarter done (remember Martinique from months ago?), my Winter Wonderland Schnibble needs hand-quilting and I also have a skirt that needs completion. It’s like clearing the decks to start the new year with space and not too much old stuff hanging around. I might even try to change into one of those people who finish each project before they move on to something new.

Now wouldn’t that be something!

Oh and by the way, I finished my socks! I won’t go into details – as I’ve already told you everything about twenty times. For anyone that wants to know, it’s all in the knitting section! Enough to say that I’m very happy with them! (And I’m now out-socked for 2010!)

I hope you aren’t lying in bed with backache – but if you are, I know how you feel!


6 Responses to “An end of year feeling…”

  1. Chris in South Jersey Says:

    Happy birthday! What a way to celebrate. I am still digging out from the 15 plus inches of snow which fell on Sunday into Monday. I have a little Ford Fiesta and the snow hid most of it. There was no way I was going to get out of the driveway yesterday and today isn’t any more likely. I tried to clear the car and dig out the driveway but stopped when my arms and hips started protesting. So I went back indoors and baked some date-nut bread.

    I succumbed to the lure of a new project. I’m tackling Roll Roll Cotton Bole on Bonny Hunter’s blog. The UFOs can be interspersed with the new projects. It feels like it has been too long since I made a proper quilt. Every time I think I can get started on a new one, something else more pressing pops up. No more!

    Many happy returns of the day and have a happy new year!

  2. Linds Says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you are not aching too much after your fall. I most certainly am after mine yesterday. Sigh.
    I have also got a pile of unfinished masterpieces wating for me back home, and a hat to finish here tonight too. And my delightful sister just suggested I make her co-worker a hat as well. But then, I hate not having something to pick up and work on, so it is all good.
    It is snowing quite heavily here now. I checked the weather forecast and it distinctly says sun and fog. No mention of snow. Oh well, it all looks clean and white again!
    I hope you have a lovely evening, and get to celebrate a little!

  3. Jan H Says:

    Sorry about your fall, but Happy Birthday to you. My birthday is in less than a week, so again I find another similarity between you and me (except I’m older). Your orchid is beautiful and may have convinced me to go back to the big box store where I saw some super cheap but very beautiful orchids the last time I was there.
    Enjoy your birthday; hopefully you’re feeling better soon.

  4. Pam E. - Las Vegas Says:

    What a thing to have happen on your birthday! Anyway, happy birthday! Hope you feel better soon.

    By the way, I’ve started knitting a beginner pattern for socks – ribbing and stockinett stich. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. If I’m happy with the way they turn out, I’ll be on to more intricate designs. Can’t wait.

    By the way, again, we have no snow here in lovely Las Vegas!!!!

  5. CarlaHR Says:

    Helen,my very best (if a little late) wishes to you on your birthday may you be blessed with good health, happiness and a quick recovery from your fall. At this time of year that is always my biggest worry – I can handle steep snow banks but quiver at the sight of an ice patch.
    My suggestion for your itchy fingers to start a new project – finish one (the easiest) and than start on a new one – work at it until you see that it is off to a good start and then finish the next UFO on the horizon and keep up with that routine until all of the UFOs are done – then you can really go to town on your new project(s).
    P.S. the orchid is lovely and so are the socks!!!!!

  6. Wendy Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!