Smoky Mountain Colors

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Holy cow, I can't believe how time has flown since I last blogged. Life has been good and that's why I've been away from the blog.

My mom who has some health issues lives in TN as many of you know. I have been up there with her taking care of her and we recently found out that she does not have to have her hip replaced. Her pain is from the sciatic and they gave her an epidural and gradually the pain is leaving and she can walk again. She will have to have her knee replaced but that won't be until sometime next year. We're all glad that she can walk again.

Knitting has been fantastic. Though I haven't really been doing as much as I would like I'm still making tams, socks, a couple of scarves and right now enjoying simple patterns that show off the beautiful yarns that I have. I've really been into colors and different combinations, trying to break out of that "same color" rut that find myself so often in. This year I don't know what I would have done without my knitting. It was my therapy, my haven, the place I could go to clear my mind. Knitting has kept me sane and been a lifeline. Anyway, I have pictures I've just need to make the time to get them onto the computer.

Also in my knitting life, I have to talk about my knitting students. (which is growing in numbers weekly) OMG, these ladies are a gift. I have some that I see weekly, some come to class and many are private students. I wish you could meet them. I can't say enough about these knitters, they are wonderful students and even more they are awesome women.

My Avon business is going great. I had no idea I would have so much fun with it. I've even gotten a few new knitting students through selling Avon. LOL. It is really helping me financially, which some of you know, got really tight in 2007. I never thought that starting a business for $10 would bring into my home what it has. It was a good decision.

As for the rest of the gang, Sara, GT, Gunther and Truman. They are doing really good. So for a year that started out so badly for us, it is coming to an end on a good note. We're stronger, wiser, happier, more confident, and so very blessed.

I hope that this holiday brings you the love you are looking for, the comfort your heart desires and the joy that you deserve.

Blessed Be


Allison said...

Your post is very uplifting and encouraging - a great way to look at life's challenges and see how things have improved. Wishing you a wonderful 2008.

Knit Diva said...

That is such great news!! It is wonderful to hear that everything is going so great for you and your family... I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I know that 2008 will bring many more blessings to you and your family...Ü

Anonymous said...

I'm glad life is treating you wonderfully and that your mom is walking again.

I really think 2008 is going to be great! Afterall, it rhymes!

Yarn said...

happy holidays too you :)