Monday, January 02, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Wow! 2011 just seemed to fly by. I am sure I missed part of it! Or maybe that is just wishful thinking.

It was an extremely difficult year for me on the personal front--especially from the physical stand point. My health is quickly deteriorating and sometimes I wonder just how long I will be able to continue on. I know this is just my depression speaking but one can stand just so much pain before one just gives up.
This last year came in with a bang and is going out with a bang as well.

On Christmas Day I had a scare with my right knee. I was trying to get up out of my chair and my knee totally locked up on me. I couldn't bend my knee. I couldn't get up. I couldn't put any pressure on it at all. When my son tried to help me up ( Shhhh---I really needed to go to the bathroom-you know!)
I fell and was unable to get up. Remember the commercials with the little old lady--I've fallen and I can't get up? Well, that was all I could think of! Nothing we tried worked. Without the use of my knee I just couldn't help at all. Two hours and four neighbors later, I was finally back in my chair but my knees were killing me. I was in tears and so totally embarrassed about the whole situation. It is so frustrating to not be able to help yourself. I have procrastinated for so long in having my knees replaced that I cannot put it off any longer. So I have made an appointment with my orthopedist and we will see what he has to say.

I have also made an appointment with my ophthalmologist and will see about eyes. I also have cataracts forming and am having lots of trouble with my vision. It seems I am just absolutely falling apart! So 2012 is the year to put me back together again. Hopefully I will turn out better than Humpty Dumpty!

I did receive some wonderful news on Christmas however! I have a new grand-niece. My niece had a delightfully gorgeous baby girl! Her name is Avery. I will be making another Christmas stocking this year! If Mom agrees, I will post a photo here in a few days.

On the stitching front, things went really well in 2011. I had a very productive year. I finished quite a few pieces for myself, several consignment pieces and several new designs which will be released in Nashville in February. You can read more about them over on Lady K Needlearts . This year I will be focusing more on my design work. I have so many ideas in my head, I am hoping to get many of them on paper--or in the computer.

So, welcome aboard 2012. This is gonna be a better year!