11 January, 2009

Yes, it's been a long time ...

And I'm sorry I haven't been around. I had a complete meltdown in work in October and have had to have a lot of support both from my colleagues and from the doctor which is still ongoing as I write, but I'm slowly getting better and having less panic attacks. I'm still getting wound up about actually going to work but I can at least get in through the doors now and get on with day to day stuff.



I'll explain more as I blog more, I'm only now really starting to want to write again and show you what I've been doing during the past few months. So here we go ...


My girls are finally framed and on the wall - I refused to put anything on this wall until I'd done these as I knew they would look absolutely perfect for it ... and they are.




I knitted quite a lot for Christmas, there's nothing like adding a bit of pressure over before Christmas now is there? I finally finished Gary's socks on Christmas Eve, that's how close it got (although I don't have a pic of those for some reason). Here's just a selection of the 8 pairs I knitted, on top of that I made two pairs of fingerless mitts and a hat!



I had some lovely knitty ( Knitting Circles Around Socks sock yarn, circs and sock blockers) and stitchy stuff ( Moonlit Mermaid , Dangerous Beauty) for Christmas as well as some books At My Mother's Knee by Paul O'Grady, Look Who It Is - Alan Carr and of course, How To Be A Gardener by Alan Titchmarsh - looking forward to doing more with the garden this year! (But only if next door's bloody dog stops jumping into my garden and stops wrecking havock ... my sprouts are inedible now, sigh ...) I have one more thing to show you that's very special to me but I haven't taken a proper photo of it yet (need good light, so you'll have to wait!)


More posts this week, promise, I have plenty more to tell.

7 comments:

Paula said...

Great socks and stitching. Sorry to hear things haven't been too good but glad to hear that you are on the mend.

Michelle said...

Sorry you have had such a bad time at work but glad to hear things are on the up now. Love all your finishes but the Mermaids are beautiful and look perfect together like that.

Take carexx

Juls said...

(((((hugs))))) Hope things are better day by day! You stitching is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on the finish!

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been well !
I stoped by your blog often, but never saw any new post, so I was wondering what had happend to you.
I have almost completed Deepest Love, your picture of here was really inspirational to me .
get well soon, please !

Sally said...

Sorry to hear things haven't been good recently but glad to hear you're improving. Your mermaids look absolutely stunning.

Karoline said...

{{{{Nicola}}}} Sorry to hear things haven't been good. Your mermaids and socks are lovely.

Sam said...

I'm glad to see you blogging once more Nicola and sorry to hear that you've been going through such an awful time. Glad to hear that things are getting better now though. Love the socks and your mermies look absolutely amazing!