Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WIP Wednesday 4 January 2017

I am still not used to writing 2017 so I must pay close attention. And welcome to the first WIP Wednesday post of the New Year. So lets get going.

Retirement Means got a little attention going from here

to here.

Looking forward to her head and face being more defined.

The Great Blue Heron got just enough attention that I could say I started, going from a blank piece of fabric to this.

It's the very top of his head.

And Stormy got the same minimal start.

It's the uppermost leaf on the left.

Nothing like starting with Krenik!

And I did get in some knitting time, from here

to here.

I need to sew up the skirt, add 2 tiny buttons and sew in the ends. It does fit the doll (first thing I checked after I cast off) so hopefully next week you will see her wearing it with either the matching hat or panties or, deep breath, maybe both.

My oldest UFO didn't get touched.

I had hoped to do more, but my craft partner/best friend's husband had a heart attack around supper time New Year's Eve and another one around 3 a.m. New Year's Day. He and Cynthia (thank goodness there was room for her) were med-evacced to Vancouver, St. Paul's Hospital, where he is being fast tracked for open heart surgery as he has several blocked arteries. Needless to say I am worried about them both and feeling so frustrated and helpless as they are 500 miles away by air, double that by road. Any crafting for the next little while will be something that doesn't take concentration.


Faith... said...

I am so sorry to hear about Cynthia and her DH. I will say a pray for them and the doctors caring for him.

Great stitching and knitting progress! :)

Katie said...

Beautiful progress on all your pieces. I'm so sorry to hear about your buddies hubby. I'll send positive thoughts their way.

Barb said...

I am sending good thoughts your way and hope the very best for your dear friends!

Mini said...

Great progress on Retirement. Lovely new starts. Sending healing wishes to your friend .

Julie said...

Sending a {hug} for you as you sit awaiting news of your friend and her loved one.
The little dress looks fabulous.

Vickie said...

Oh Bea. Your friend's husband and her are in my prayers. How very scary. You have accomplished much Bea.

D1-D2 said...

You have some lovely patterns this year.

Tiffstitch said...

Oh no. I hope he gets through everything well and so hard to be so far away. Being available for your friend to talk with will be a big help for her I'm sure. Nice starts on everything and maybe pick something monochrome or mindless to help with the worry.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and knitting.
Best wishes to your friends

diamondc said...

Hi Bea: One of my goals in retirement is to learn to knit crochet and quilt, I love your choice of color of yarn, I bet that doll is the best dressed around.
I like the Heron design, what a beauty.
Retirement is such a sweet design, I retired in October 2015, I love it, 66 years this month and I still feel young, looking at Retirement Means makes me smile.


FlashinScissors said...

Nice progress with your doll's clothes.
Well done with your progress on the cross stitch!
My very best wishes for your friend and her husband.
Barbara xx