This is my end of 2014 review… a chance for me to look over my shoulder and reflect on the last 6 months…yes…this little sanctuary of mine is 6 months old and as we trip in to 2015, I feel both excited and content, which I think is a good place to be.
which did get completed in sort…and which I have yet to post about in finished splendour (I will in the New Year…I promise).
And finally a traditional Christmas spent with the people I love the most… a perfect way to celebrate my most favourite festival.
And there you have it… my 2014 review. May I take this opportunity to thank all of my lovely readers for sharing this journey with me. I have honestly loved sharing my journey with you and appreciate you all so much. I guess all that is left to do this year is to wish you all a very peaceful and healthy 2015.
This is the sum total of my craftiness this week….not a lot. This is my poppy made just for me, being as all the previous poppies I had made for myself were oohed and aahed over and taken by my family and friends…not that I minded in the least, I take great joy from knowing that my hooking is appreciated! I did however run out of the pretty topaz glass beads for the centre, but found these little glossy black beads instead which just makes this one extra special and mine!
I did achieve quite a bit else, this week saw my interview for my Return to Nursing Practice which was on Thursday. After much of the week re teaching myself fractions and how to do long division and multiplication of decimals (yawn, yawn) I took my numeracy and literacy tests and successfully got through the gruelling interview and so start this new and daunting journey on the 13th January 2015! (cue angelic hosts singing Hallelujah!!)
I hope to make progress this coming week on my own pattern and who knows maybe even finish it so that I can share it with you in time for Christmas.
If you have not read all about the Leibster Award, please take a peek just here, I have 10 nominations to make and if you would like me to nominate you to receive the online award, then just let me know by leaving me a comment.
This week has come and gone in a flurry it now seems and I am happy to report that some progress has been made on my year of project list.
I had a lovely couple of days at the beginning of the week, catching up with friends sharing latte’s and maybe the odd cake here and there! I have enjoyed several long walks with the dogs through the autumnal leaves that are now carpeting most of the fields and parks nearby.
We also had a Parent’s evening thrown in mid week – which was a pleasure on all 3 counts I am both pleased and proud to say. Even work has come and gone quickly this week and so I find myself as I write this at the start of half term, looking forward to and easing into a long weekend (4 days) to be precise, of fun and family and no alarm clock!!!
I have some finishes to show you, if you are a regular reader you will have already seen a couple of them in the last 2 posts….
If however, you have not read the finished posts, more details on patterns and yarn can be found on these links:
So quick and easy to make, the pattern is by Anne Egan and was in this months edition of Simply Crochet.
The actual poppy takes just over 5 minutes to hook up and I added the beads… which took a bit longer and of course the brooch pin on the back
All in all a really quick make… I have had to make several, as friends and family have visited they have all taken one…of course I’ve told them that they still need to make their donation towards the poppy appeal.
Do you have any highly recommended 30 min or less makes… if so let me know.