Since The Last Time …

we chatted, I’ve thought of you often and want to express my gratitude in ways words can’t seem to express how much I appreciate your thoughts, prayers and well-wishes.   I was overwhelmed by your kindness via the responses to my last post.  I received every single one of them plus all the text messages, emails, and Ravelry private messages.  I can’t thank you enough.  ❤

My surgery went well — can’t believe I was “under” for an hour and forty five minutes — and I’m recovering nicely.   Last week was a blur of sleep, pills, a visit to the Dr and more sleep.  So much for all my plans to craft ALL DE THINGZ!!!  I didn’t realise how immobile I would be my first week out but that didn’t stop me from wanting to get some things done.   😉     There’s still discomfort but I want to start getting around this week since I’m back to work next Monday (June 9th).

Since the last time we chatted, I:

spent a lot of time propped up here

Sweet Spot

 either sleeping or watching BBC English series like Lark Rise to Candleford on my kindle.

 spent time being my own Florence Nightingale with these

Nightingale tools

 watched my garden grow and unlike Mary Queen of Scot (Mistress Mary Quite Contrary), I’m very happy with what’s happening in my garden.  The basil is even bigger now and I can’t wait to harvest peppers.

Herbology Inspiration -- May 2014

made a makeshift drying space and hung my lemongrass to dry.  Can’t wait to have some lemongrass tea!

Lemongrass drying

dyed yarn using some random food colouring in my stash for my Ravelry Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup assignment.  I guess my inner Slytherin is calling!  The yarn base is merino so the dye job shows up beautifully.

Herbology -- May 2014

Made more swatches for my Flax Sweater.  Oye vey!  So far, I’ve used 3 yarn options and made 5 swatches!  I’m going to wear the “what’s it not” out of this sweater when it’s done.  I might even sleep in it after all the gauge issues I’ve been having.   The final yarn choice is Cascade 220 in Magenta and Pacific.

More Flax Swatches

was finally able to crochet three more rounds on my Mood blanket last night.  If I stick to my schedule, I’ll be able to finish all the rounds that I’ve fallen behind with by the end of the week.  Wanna see the adds?

Mood Blanket

welcomed my newest baby cousin Zoe J. into the world.  She came on May 22nd and her mom is my cousin Ann.  I can’t wait to meet her. ❤



That’s what I’ve been up to.  What about you?   Can’t wait to visit you all and see. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Since The Last Time …

  1. Rae June 4, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Your garden makes me smile – love it! You deserve a trophy for your swatching persistence but I’m glad you finally had success 😀

    • Nicky June 4, 2014 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks Rae. It really does make me happy and I’m even happier now that I’m seeing impatiens buds. 😀

      As for the sweater, I’ll be pm’ing you … I counted again and swatch fail … but I’m going to start and gauge be damned. LOLOL! 😀

  2. Tracey June 2, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    I am so happy to hear everything went well and you are recovering nicely.
    Lemon grass tea sounds so good right about now, I need to plant some here.
    Take care of yourself and don’t do too much.
    Hugs to you.

    • Nicky June 4, 2014 / 11:44 am

      Thanks Love. I appreciate your caring. ❤

      I think I'm going to add lemongrass to my 2014 / 2015 garden as well.

  3. Spinster June 2, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Me – overdue to write my own post. Good to see you on here again. Take it easy & take care. ❤

    • Nicky June 4, 2014 / 11:45 am

      I’m waiting for that post — how about before the week ends? 😛 Thanks so much for your caring. ❤

      • Spinster June 4, 2014 / 11:53 am

        Already on it; the draft is sitting in my folder. And anytime, lady. 🙂 ❤

  4. Preeti June 2, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    Glad to see you back 🙂 And whoa, you’ve been busy, busy, busy! Hope your recovery will continue to progress well. Take care xx
    PS: We wanna see the adds, yes please thank you 🙂

    • Nicky June 4, 2014 / 11:46 am

      Muah!!! ❤ Thank you so very much love. My recovery is going very well — thank God for that.

      P.S. I just posted some of the adds. 😛

  5. savethestationery June 2, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    So glad to hear that you are recovery well. I am jealous of you garden and I love that yarn you dyed. Wow! It really is very lively. Hope you continue to go from strength to strength and looking forward to seeing what else you get up to while you are home. ((hugs))

    • Nicky June 4, 2014 / 11:48 am

      Thanks friend! ❤ I have to admit, other than one succulent casualty, I'm really enjoying gardening. So much so, I'm aiming for bigger next year.

      The dye job turned out to be so much better than I expected. I'm caking it this week then looking for a pattern cause I'm ready to knit it up.

  6. Creatively Motivated June 2, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    So glad to see you are able to get some creative juices flowing all the while getting some rest. That garden….WoW! It’s doing great! -Nizzy

    • Nicky June 4, 2014 / 11:49 am

      If I didn’t get the creative juices flowing I would have gone out of my mind. It’s crazy what immobility does to me; I just can’t with that! LOLOL!

      As for the garden, I’m really enjoying it. I mean really!

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