I also decided I couldn't stand it anymore and had to bring home some of this... fabric! It will be a charm quilt. I considered some other patterns, but when I look at the pretty country fabrics, I think a simple charm blanket is just right. I have some REALLY pretty surprises with this one... you'll have to keep watching to see.
Also this week, I am getting more massage work on my arms. One treatment has made a WORLD of difference on the condition and abilities of my hands. No surgery here... though the true test will come once I really get back to work.
I got some terrific hand-friendly gifts from my family this year. I have rose soap, almond hand & nail butter, a universal craft floor stand that holds the embroidery hoop or frame for you while you sit and stitch, and a really cool voice-activated computer program called 'Dragon Naturally Speaking' that TYPES EVERYTHING YOU SAY. No kidding. It's very intelligent. I can blab away, and the words just pour out onto the screen. It was just under $100 from Future Shop I think. (Office Depot?) It also types out every time you say, "Kids! Please keep it down. Mama is talking on the computer". haha. There are simple prompts you can say to delete those. ; )
|Universal Craft Stand by Frank A. Edmunds & Co. (their photo)|
On the homefront, we have a wee bit snow! I'm not sure how long it will last. It's still incredibly mild out. Speaking of weather, did you know that two of my photos were featured on The Weather Network? One was used in an online feature story, and the other was on their TV station this morning! Cool : ) You can go back to the last two posts to see the pictures.
Have a good week, and happy new year to everyone! Linking to: The Needle & Thread Network.