Thursday, May 24, 2007
I have been one crabby person the last few weeks. The work project is gearing up now, it's becoming a reality and it's so stressful!! There's so many personalities involved, drama queens. power plays and naysayers and some cheerleaders, so many that I just want to crawl under my desk and hide from everyone. Today, I literally went down to one of the manufacturing breakrooms with my work just to get away...from the phone and from the noise (I live in a very noisy cube farm) and from the distractions of people stopping.
But...wait...NOW I AM OFFICIALLY ON A 4 DAY RESPITE from my self imposed madness.
I plan on doing some stuff around the house, finish putting in my flower bed and stitching until my eyes pop out of my head. I hope to make a lot of progress on My Hometown and maybe a wip or 3. On Saturday, we are going to see the Cadet...did I tell you he bought a motorcycle...??
and he has a cutie patootie girlfriend too?? I hope I get to meet her on Saturday but I doubt it cause it's too early in this blossoming relationship to *meet the 'rents*.
So color me euphoric!!! Cause I am on a holiday weekend!!!
Monday, May 21, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
And, my stitching budget is spent.
Now, on to the pictures:
This is the progress I've made on my Quaker Boxtop. (What do you think, Nancy?) I am very pleased on how it's stitching up, I really want to work on some interior motifs cause I am curious on how they are going to fit. But I told myself that I would stitch the border first and the 1/2 motifs along the sides before I stitched anything in the center area. As it stands now, I may rip out the center motif, I think it's a bit too small. What do you think?
Here's my progress on Carriagehouse Samplings, My Hometown. I'm stitching this with Sue, Vonna and Chelle. We are the Rag-Tag SALer's!
I am sorry about the picture quality, my little point-and-shoot digital camera is showing it's age. I would love a digital SLR but that's out of the question now.
I've been reading the blogs about Celebrations! For those who attended, your experience sounded fantastic! Such fun you must have had renewing friendships, visiting, stitching and shopping! Next year, ladies, I want to join you!
So there you have it! I've got to get off the computer now, cause I am procrastinating big time. I have homework, I have to read the user's manual for some of the modules we are bringing on during our conversion. Ugh. I want to stitch.
Hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for dropping by!
Saturday, May 05, 2007
On the stitching front, I worked on A Stitcher's Wallet, so yes, Sue, I started it. It's a fast stitch. I wasn't sure that I would like the Flower Thread, it's somewhat coarse, but on this fabric, it looks terrific! I don't have much done really, just a couple of the upper motifs on the first pattern.
I think that I am going to put away most of my Wips again, with the stress of work, seeing unfinished stitching is making me anxious. So, I plan on leaving out in plain sight the SAL pieces, My Hometown and the Stitcher's Wallet, the Quaker boxtop and Maria Short. Everything else is going back into the wicker trunk at least for a little while. By putting my unfinished stitching away, I won't be reminded of unfinished projects while I am pre-occupied with work. I am doing this cause I feel a stitching slump brewing. It's just cause I am so wigged out over this work project. It's consuming every waking moment of my life and it's on my mind 24/7. I will be happy when the conversion is over so I can relax just a little. De-cluttering and keeping my house somewhat tidy seems to help keep my anxiety level down. It's a control issue. I don't feel in control at work, so if I keep some control over my house, at least there is something that won't be competing for my attention. I need my house, particularly my family room and bedroom picked up because I need a place to unwind.
I've been reading the blogs that posted about Celebrations. Geez, I wish I were there! Patti, KiwiJo, Carol and Nancy are there and when I saw the pictures of them, all the memories from CATS last September came back. What a fun time that was! I don't know who will be going there in September. I certainly want to go and I hope some of my stitching buddies will join me there.
Well, I've spent enough time on the computer, I think I am going to get ready for bed. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!