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Monday, January 23, 2017

Late to the Party

Hello all!

Gosh, 8 months!!! Geez, time really goes by quickly.  I blinked and now we're in 2017!
The last time we visited, our family was counting down the days to our most excellent vacation to Tybee Island, Georgia.  My goodness!  It was heaven!

Four days of bliss with our son, daughter-in-law and our grandkids!  We can't wait to go back!!

A lot of stuff went on after that, I left my job to return to the job that I absolutely loved.  It's kinda like the twilight zone...I feel like I never left that job but it was 5 years.  Leaving the job in Cortland  was very bittersweet, I miss the people but I don't miss the job,  There were some animosity from my ex-boss, we had a love / hate relationship.  But that's behind now and I'm concentrating on getting my feet back underneath me and doing a great job at with my current employer.

Our holidays were quiet, starting a new job meant that I worked in between Christmas and New Year because I had no vacation.  It wasn't too bad, very quiet.  The holidays in general were quiet, the kids were in Georgia, they planned a Disney vacation, so Mike had no leave to spare.  We will see them in a few months and get to spend some Southern Spring with them.

Well, also there was much stitching!  I joined a Facebook group, Year of WIPs and I have to say, I've concentrated on completing some of my stitching that got put aside when something else captured my interest:

Little House Needlework
Loving You

Prairie Schooler
Clear Moon Frost Soon

Stacy Nash
Merry Christmas December 25

Plum Steet Samplers
Goodness & Plenty

Prairie Schooler

Prairie Schooler
Santa 2002

Prairie Schooler
Santa 2010

Prairie Schooler
Merry Christmas

Prairie Schooler
Santa 2009

Some of these pieces were WIPs and some were new starts.  And I am happy to say, 2017 seems to be a good year so far for stitching.  I have been concentrating on smaller pieces, since my thyroid incident,  I don't have much concentration.  

Classic Coloworks
North Woods Express

Hasslemere Museum
Mary Gibson's 1824 Sampler

I've started some new stitching too,  I just finished Hands On Design's "You Have My Heart".  I am in love with smaller bowl fillers and want to display them for the upcoming holidays and seasons.

I have been debating with joining the Floss Tube bandwagon but I can't quite pull the trigger.  I don't know how much I would be able to share and I'm not exactly sure if I would like how I look on video.  I like the media, I feel that it's like visiting but I'm not quite convinced that I would "like" me. What do you think?

Oh well, thanks for hanging with me...hopefully it won't be another 8 months!  
Take care....Happy Stitching!


marly said...

I can't even figure out how they make the video! Not surprising since I have a Tracfone flip that I don't even use. WAY behind in the tech world. Gorgeous beach. Glad you're happy with your job. Good amount of stitching completed too.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your finishes! All are super and fun. Your current projects are lovely. What incredible beach photos you shared! Welcome back!

Jackie said...

You've had a very successful 2017 already! DO a Flosstube! There is definitely a need for more Flosstubers who do the kind of stitching you do! Give it a try! :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this is awesome - so many finishes. And there isn't a single piece that I wouldn't like to stitch myself.
Why not trying out a floss tube video? I agree with Jackie.

Rachel said...

Beautiful stitching! I love Clear Moon Frost Soon, I've never seen that pattern before. Love your pillow finishes too.