Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Since last week...

Since last week...I have made 3 scarves, started a new blanket, a new scarf (really long) and still working on my big blanket.  I start back to work on Sunday and I have plenty of small stuff to work on.  I won't see my new hours until probably Saturday but I am hoping for early morning hours and evening hours, a split shift.  I have been on leave of absence since July 31st and am really looking forward to getting back to work.  And my printer is out of ink (just a random throw in there! HAHA)

Friday, November 15, 2013

stitching in the dark

Well not quite pitch black but I got up this morning and started crocheting on a scarf.  Love the colors (posted yesterday with the orange and brown) and I love how easy everything works out.  
The lights were off and the blinds were not up yet so it still had a really soft glow within the room and my hook was definitely on a caffeine kick (I wish!).

I got through the dvr version of Grey's Anatomy from last night.  It really didn't take long as I can fast forward through the commercials.  Plus, the show was a little boring in my opinion.  Ready for next week and feel the need for them to give us some meat before they go on winter break.  Will Arizona go back home? Or will the thrill of what she is doing keep her away?

Its a good thing I have good eyesight though...maybe next time I will turn on a light or open the blinds and watch the birds and squirrels.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

One stitch at a time...

I take things one stitch at a time or one row at a time lately. 
Most people say they take one day at a time but sometimes we have to live in the moments and take things even slower than the majority of people.
So stop and smell the roses, get your hook and yarn out and create something special.
See here are a couple of colors from what I call my ugly blanket.  You see I only took a picture of two colors from the blanket but there is really several colors on here and they don't match at all.  But I didn't care.  I made this blanket while in residential treatment at Timberline Knolls and the way I looked at it I was putting the pieces of my life back together and crocheting the same way.  Well I can't get the picture to load on here...will try tomorrow.

Dawn of another DAY!

Today is World Diabetes Day.  But I don't think I have anything blue to work on.. :(  I have grey...would that count?  How many of you are affected by diabetes or do you not allow it to affect you at all?  We have a different circumstance, I am Type 1 and so are 3 of the 4 kids.  We all pump our insulin as well.  Remember everyone's diabetes is different and should be treated as so.  Ok that is my diabetes talk for the morning.

A bit of an older picture but still a good one!

This was taken on 12/12/, huh?

All of our pumps.  I have a new one now 
therefore we need a new picture.

I will post my stitching a bit later on...I will leave you with this:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Morning, Sunshine!

Good Morning! Shunshine!

I know its been awhile but I have been through several hospitalizations and a residential treatment center for my anorexia.  Things are progressing slowly with daily setbacks but each day is a  new one and I can only hope for another day to do better in my recovery.   When I struggle I am at least able to recognize it and try to redirect myself using coping skills or some talk therapy.  Grateful for a wonderful new therapist, great friends and a lovely, supportive family.

Here is my latest project...its crochet!  I am still stitching but right now I am using the hook and it is one of my coping skills.  A nice glow of morning sunrise on my single crochets!! Yay!

This cartoon ties in with my treatment center, recovery and crochet!  
Nobody wants to be just happens!

 This is why I like to watch mindless tv. 
I can crochet or stitch and listen to the tv and not have to look up at it to know what's going on.  
A close up of the stitches.  The yarn is fabulous and from Hobby Lobby.  I love their Yarn Bee and Baby Bee yarn lines.  I have been to boutique yarn stores but really have a hard time paying boutique prices.