2012 – A New Start…

I am thrilled to see 2011 go!  It was a complicated year!  One filled with doctor visits, Emergency Room visits, and a stay for a week in my local hospital – due in part to my asthma and COPD plus my lower back which just seemed to decide to create havoc with my body. 

The asthma and COPD seem to be under control with the new medicine (Singulair)…plus I will be seeing a pulmanologist on January 4th…

The lower back is coming along well and I try to do the exercises as prescribed…It will take a little time…

And,  I hope not to have to be visiting my doctor or the ER this year!!!!

No resolutions this year…but that does not mean that I do not have any plans and ideas for the New Year.

Last year I managed to read 71 books…and found some new authors (Jodi Picoult, Mary Higgins Clark, Carlene Thompson – to name a few).   The plan continues to remain in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks group on Ravelry…

Block of the Month (Quilting) – well, actually, I was not going to participate in my local quilt store’s BOM program this year…then they made the mistake of showing me the fabric…I’m in…

I’ve never taken an on-line class – and this year I have decided to take the BOM class at Craftsy.com.  The class is free and is taught through video and interactive questions and answers with the teacher.  What I really like about it is that it is also a techniques class – and I am looking forward to learning some new things.

Embroidery has always been something that I have enjoyed – but, have never known much about the stitches other than the simple ones- so, I’m going to be learning by taking another on-line class called Take a Stitch Tuesday.   Each Tuesday a new stitch will be shown and we can practice it during the week.  Think it will be fun.

The agenda this year calls for trying to knit 12 pair of socks!!!!  That’s a pair a month…Plus some other knitting as well.   Maybe even get some weaving in this year…

That about covers the reading and crafty part of my life for the coming year…What are you planning on doing????

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 06:01:35

    Sara, I like your plans – they sound good to me!

  2. Pat
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 08:41:04

    I am glad you are feeling somewhat better with the new med. I did pay (50% off) to register for a Craftsy.com free motion quilting class as I’d really like to be able to quilt my smaller pieces myself and have them LOOK somewhat professional. So…we shall see. LOL Good luck with your plans…they all sound wonderful. Of course, I turned absolutely GREEN at the thought of you having 12 pairs of hand-knit socks at the end of 2012!!!!

  3. Dorothy
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 09:35:19

    Sara
    So glad you are feeling better!! Happy to see your plans for 2012- I also want to get a quilt or 2 done each month – going to check out the sites you mentioned. Also I am doing the 1 house a day – it is thru an blogger – don’t have the info right in front of me – but if you want it I will send it to you
    Wishing a happy and HEALTHY new year!
    Dorothy

  4. gemma
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 12:27:48

    glad you are better — hope 2012 is a happy and healthy one for you

  5. Dave Daniels
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:11:22

    Online classes can be a lot of fun. I took one a few years ago for textile surface design. I learned SO much from that and had a lot of fun. All from the comfort of home.

  6. Janet
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 17:07:39

    You and me both re: no ER!!!

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