Tuesday, 5 January 2016

So long 2015 and thank f**k your gone!

So, that was 2015......................
I don't know about you but it flew, it kicked me up the arse, shook me around and definitely knocked me for six and I am very very glad to see the back of it.
It saw me ..............
Have my mum diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers, which truly shattered my world and I don't think we have still got our heads around it 11 months later.
Run (huff puff and stumble) an amazing 201 miles and completed my first half marathon in 2.5hrs.
Taken over most of the day to day running and all the bookkeeping of my family business.
Finally get a builder started on Operation Tipping Point the name for the new house as my husband thinks it might just be the final thing to send me over the edge!!
and I also fitted in a bit of sewing and knitting.

I fell head first into the wonderful world of swaps

This was what I made and I was so so lucky with what I received.

Quilts were a bit short on the ground this year, with two made for Siblings Together with blocks donated by lovely sewist and finishing my Tile Quilt

Then we had a bit of dressmaking for myself and Rose
Butterfly Emery dress and Lawn Scout Tee for me and a Liberty Summer Romper for Rose

And made a few odds and ends
At a glance pouch and my Grippy Christmas Stocking.
But I seem to have been quite a lot more productive with my knitting
I really didn't realise quite what I had made this year until I made this mosaic and I seem to have a thing for the colour purple with my knitting this year. With hospital appointments with mum, I found that knitting is just so much for portable than sewing and I've tried but I just can't get my self to love hand sewing, I find it such a chore and hospital are just not keen on me setting up my machine in there waiting rooms!!!

Anyone who reads here often will have seen that my blogging has been seriously slow this year, but I hope this post goes a way to explain where I have been and that I am still making and I think that along with my little family sewing and knitting has kept me sane this year and given my brain something else to think about for a few minutes.
So, heres to 2016. I really hope its a good one for family, making and having some fun!!!!!


  1. Sorry to hear about the sadder and more stressful parts of the year, and well done for your half marathon, I'm in awe. All the best for 2016.

  2. Oh lovely lady what a year you had, glad you've been able to be there for your mum and all that knitting is a positive to take from that. I too am glad to be rid of 2015, it was great until July! This year has already given us a big pile of s**t but we will find ways to deal with it somehow! Here's to a better year! xx

  3. Sorry to hear you've had a tough year. I'm also glad to see the backside of 2015.

    Here's hoping 2016 is a much better year.

  4. Your quilts and especially your knitting is beautiful! I am sorry to hear about your mom. All the best for the new year.

  5. i too am glad to see 2015 go. Your title gave me a laugh. I do hope 2106 is kinder. best wishes to you and your mom!

  6. Sorry to hear 2015 was hard on you; it was a mixed bag for us, too! Here's to a wonderful 2016 (and I look forward to many blogposts!!)

  7. Ps- have you come across the Young Onset Dementia Support Group on Face book? I found it when looking for resources to help my mom navigate my grandmother's dementia. Even though my grandmother is older, I have found the postings on their FB page helpful.

  8. I hope that 2016 is better for you and your family, I also hope that Operation Tipping Point turns out to be badly named ;o)

  9. Amazing makes! Looking forward to seeing your FO's in 2016. Happy New Year to you all, Paula xxx

  10. I'm so sorry to hear of your mum's diagnosis. It sounds like you are being a rock for her. And what wonderful projects you've made! Wishing you every happiness for 2016 xxx


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