Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Thank you all for your concern. I am slowly on the mend. My cold is still lingering causing me to cough at night when I am trying to sleep and the sinus congestion makes it really hard to breathe at night. During my OB check up last week, my doctor said I could take Benadryl to help me sleep at night (it's safe to take during pregnancy). I had gone to the doctors without sleeping a wink the night before so I must have looked really awful.

I wanted to show you my Christmas present from DH. I have been wanting a Yarn Swift for a long time and I put one on my wish list this year for Christmas. This arrived a few days after Christmas. The story is that DH went all by himself to Purl Soho and tried to buy it for me because that is the exact one I wanted. They told him that they don't carry it in their store, but he can order it from their website which ships from California. In order for him to receive it before Christmas , he would of had to pay $21 for express shipping. He opted to pay for regular shipping and bought me a few little gifts for Christmas Day and then told me about my real present that would arrive a few days later (I am glad that he didn't waste money on extra shipping charges). I love it. It's actually quite small and compact and it comes apart in 3 pieces. I'll let you know if it works well when I take it for a test run.

Look! I am trying to turn over a new leaf before the New Year. With the impending arrival of the wee one, we had stopped by Ikea for some organizing essentials. I got these boxes that has windows on it to store my fabric collection. Since I bought my Hello Kitty Janome sewing machine this year, I have been amassing collecting fabric. I was surprised to find that they all fit into 4 boxes.

And here is a year end look at all my projects:

32 Knitting/Crochet Projects completed. A all time record for me since I only completed 10 projects last year.

I got my first sewing machine this year and taught myself to sew. 13 sewing projects completed.

I hope you all have a great New Year's Eve! I have been having a lot of false labor contractions, so hopefully I will get to post again before the baby arrives.

31 comments:

Marianne said...

Happy New Year to you all !
Hope the New Year may bring you a beautiful and healthy baby !!

Rebekah said...

I hope your little one comes soon! I can only imagine how impatient you're getting with the wait (especially with this sickness too!)

That swift looks awesome...I've been saving money by only using my knees...one day maybe I'll get one.

That's a great idea to line up your projects in a mosaic like that. I might just steal that idea for my blog today.

Happy New year!
Rebekah

Nettie said...

Happy New Year to you too! I hope you feel bettter soon. I wish you a safe and speedy delivery!

rohanknitter said...

Nice swift - I have one of those free-standing types on my wish list.

Happy New Year! Here's to your new baby in 08!!

Micki said...

Husbands who buy knitting tools are the best! Happy New Year to you, and take care of that cold.

caitlyn said...

Glad you are feeling better! The new swift looks awesome. You've accomplished so much this year!

amy in az said...

Happy New Year! You have been so productive!-- Love all your projects and are quite inspiring! Your swift is lovely and kudos to DH for going to PurlSoho-- as that store fits only 3 people at a time (joking)-- my DH enjoyed that store duirng our visit to NYC:)

JL said...

Happy New Year !!

U sure got yourself nice gifts and lots of FOs.

Job well done is a job well done !
(heard this phrase from a TV cartoon which my girl is watching)

Danielle said...

Happy New Year! How exciting that you're getting so close now to the wee one's arrival--look out those false labor pains might be the real thing one of these times soon ;)

Great boxes btw, I'd love some of those myself. What a sweetie your DH is for getting you that swift, looks fabulous. I really love how you posted all your fo's from this year as well.

opportunityknits said...

What a nice round up of all that you've made this year - it's quite a haul :) Best wishes for baby's arrival and Happy New Year!

Fliss said...

A very happy and healthy new year to you! What an exciting year you've had on so many levels. I am in awe of all your crafty achievements!

If you don't get to post again before the big day, the best of luck for the day itself, and the weeks and months that follow. You must be feeling both excited and impatient at the moment :)

Big hugs x

*karen said...

Happy New Year, and here's to more creative endeavors in 2008. (I think you are going to love having that swift...)

Terri Lynn said...

Wow! YOur pictures are delightful!!!!!

kawaii crafter said...

your projects look so impressive put together like that, at first glance I thought you created a knitting/sewing book.

Happy New Year to you as well

jessica

Cindy said...

Wow, all your knit/crochet projects are impressive! I like your sewing projects too! I did make those wonderful cookies that you had listed on your Dec. 27 post! They were great! Lots of wishes for a Happy New Year with your new baby!

joyce said...

Happy New Year! You've done a lot.
I love those storage boxes, must get me some.
Rest well!

Melissa Goodsell said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy new year to you too! You've got some beautiful creations here to look at...I love the little knitted tree, it's gorgeous!!
Melx

Jennie said...

Happy new year.

Agnes said...

Happy New Year! I also got my sewing machine in 2007 but I just made a couple of things. My major goal in 2008 is to finish the Colour Wheel quilt. :)
The baby is coming soon, you must be excited ... wish you a wonderful 2008.

Chickengirl said...

wow, look at all those projects you've made! Looking at those boxes, I really want to take myself to Ikea. The fabric stash here is also a bit out of control.

9 days till the baby comes!? take it easy, happy 2008 :-)

Teesa said...

Hi Oiyi, I hope you're feeling better. I'm so excited that your baby is going to arrive any time! Take good care of yourself!

Marisa said...

Your collection of projects is really awesome. I'll bet you cannot wait to meet your little bundle of joy. It's such an incredible process, I'm so happy for you. Enjoy every moment of it. Those tiny baby days go by so quickly and you are left with nothing but a giant kid! Your present from Purl looks awesome too. Now I want one.

Amy said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling ill. I hope you are on the mend soon. You have quite a year to look forward to!

Judy said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for checking out my FBS and leaving such a nice comment. Glad you are feeling better. Only 8 days to go until your due date! Best wishes for a safe delivery. Your 2007 projects are quite lovely; you were busy!

Lynn said...

Happy New Year! Your husband is so smart. Who wants faster shipping anyhow? The projects you have completed in 2007 are beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do in 2008!

JL said...

Good morning,

How are you feeling today ? Bet it's going to be a fine day ahead. Take care.

Michelle said...

Sounds like you got the bug too...I can't imagine how much worse it would be being sooo pregnant:( I love your mosiacs! And your swift! It's all so pretty....Thanks for the comment..It was very fun(I got enough for two sweaters...squeee!), but now I'm so overwhelmed at where to start...lol..I've got one long term UFO that I told myself if I finish it(should get it done tonight) that I can do my gauge swatch for the Central Park Hoodie tomorrow when I get home for work..We will see if bribing myself works:)

The Feathered Nest said...

I hope you're feeling better, Oiyi!! And hopefully the next post I see from you will be you smiling with a sweet little one! Wishing a a wonderful new year ~ xxoo, Dawn

Joanna said...

Happy new year, Oiyi! You are definitely nesting with all that organizing....

Allyson Hill said...

Happy New Year to you too! I see you have only 7 days to go, how exciting! I'm very impressed that you can fit your fabric stash in those four boxes, very nice boxes too. I love seeing the progress you made in one year. You make me want to learn to knit!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Thanks for coming to my blog!! Your work is amazing. I love everything. I wish I had gotten those boxes at Ikea before I bought plastic ones. The white with a peak at whats inside is fabulous. I'll be back here to see what you are doing for sure.