Friday, November 11, 2011

Actual crafting

Once upon a time, there was a girl who started a blog to share some of the crafty projects she was making. She wrote about knitting, sewing, and other crafty things she made. Sometimes, she strayed and wrote about reading or her children or other various things, but for the most part she wrote about crafting.

But then one day, her lovely little blog was taken over by an evil monster: breast cancer. And where once she wrote about knitting and sewing, she now wrote about side effects and exhaustion. Where she once shared pictures of her projects, she now shared pictures of her bald head.

But the brave blogger fought back. She knew she would not allow cancer to take over the blog forever. And so today she is here to show you a new project she is working on!


 Last week, I went to Hobby Lobby to pick some stuff up. My five-year-old saw this needlepoint project and begged me to get it to make it for him. So naturally, I bought the kit and began work on it. This isn't the easiest project for me to work on right now because my fingers are still bothering me. But, it's also not that bad and it's given me a lovely new project to do.

Some of my long-term readers might remember that I like to start new projects at the beginning of things, like the start of the new year or a big vacation we are taking. So, while I'm technically not done with treatment yet, I'd like to consider this a new project for starting life after treatment. And not only is this a new project, but it's a new craft for me. I've never done needlepoint before. So far I'm enjoying it and can't wait to see the finished product hanging in my son's bedroom.

For now, I'll just show you a picture here or there as I get more work done on it. And just because I can, I won't tell you what the picture is yet. Instead, I'll let you have some fun by trying to figure out what I'm making!



  1. It looks like a screwdriver!

    Glad you're making and creating again! I started a new scarf and it's EVEN! The rows are EVEN! And the angels sang and the clouds parted because I can CROCHET!

  2. God has people praying for you, all over the world and as I lift you up to Him in my prayers in Australia, know that time and distiance is no obstacle in God. In the meantime, the thing of great interest is that you posted this blog on 11/11/11. In Australia we celebrate the end of World War One on this day ... it is called Armistice Day ... it was the official end of the fighting ... yes there were a few skirmishes after this day ... but the war was over ... and I pray that the war in your world is too! Blessings from God is Good!

  3. Anonymous9:21 AM

    I have been thinking about you, Brandie, and hope all is OK with you. xo, Chris, San Diego


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