an interruption

week 47,48,49  in my “this is where i am from” year long project:

Well there has been an interruption hasn’t there – Weeks 47,  48 and 49  will be the weeks that never were. Hopefully I’ll back on track next week. I hurt my back on the 18th and I tried to ignore that  because I really, really didn’t have the time or patience for my back to be hurt. That made things much, much worse until everything came to a grinding halt on the 20th.  I’m nearly better now and dealing with the work overload mess this interruption has caused.  This experience has  gotten my attention. I’ve been working at a ridiculous pace for too long. I need to change things in a big way going forward. I’ll share that with you as I figure it out – right now it is 0% figured out.

And I  I wanted to show you these – a couple weeks ago  I posted a drawing of a clothespin ballerina ornament I made as a child – I made the drawing from memory – but my sister found the ballerina!  It was packed away with family Christmas treasures along with another I made that I had forgotten about.

I think my dad must have made the ballerina arms for me and the soldier’s arms are wooden coffee stirrers (do they still make those?) – maybe you know someone little who would like to make these.


  1. Cute ornaments, Ann, and lovely that they are home made.
    Hope you’re completely well soon.And Happy Christmas, too!

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon. I just bought clothespins to make ornaments with my boys-thanks for the additional inspiration!

  3. They are so cute Ann. I hope you have a quick recovery for your back. Take your time to figure things out with your schedule.


  4. Te felicito por tu trabajo, estoy enamorada de tus creaciones!!!

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