Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time is flying

I have been very quiet of late because I've been stitching!!!! I am so close to being finished Letter M that I have put my second home rotation piece away until I'm finished, as of last night all that is left is the wings, upper body/wing backstitching and then the beading so I can definitely see myself finishing it over the Easter holidays.

I have also decided to switch out Egyptian Garden from my rotation for awhile, the over one in the pond area was getting on my nerves so I decided it was time to take a break. I'm disappointed I didn't get more done on it but I will definitely switch back to it in a month or two. So I have gone back to Summer Fairy Spirit, it is really screaming at me right now, I think the reason I put it down in the first place was because I was working on it before Christmas/January when I was really upset about Pookie's death and my heart hurt to work on it. Now I feel much better about the pattern so it's back in the rotation. If I stick to the pattern I should be able to finish it in another month or month and a half.

I am still working on It's cold outside by Blue Ribbon Designs on the train and it's very fun to work on I am doing each block one at a time which gives be little finishes every couple days, which is great, so I don't get an opportunity to feel bogged down my the design.

Other than that everything is pretty quiet for me which is what I like. Work is great the new office is wonderful to come to everyday and the nice little walk to and from the train is definitely something I need in my quest to get more fresh air and exercise since I sit in front of a computer everyday.

Thanks for listen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Best Laid Plan

My plan this past weekend was to finish Holly Teacup and then work on Letter M. Well I forgot I was going to the dentist on Saturday and instead of getting one needle of freezing I needed 3. So stitching was slow to come by and it took a little longer to finish Holly teacup but I finalized finished it YAYAYA.





No work was done on Letter M though, so I can only show you the progress I made on Letter M from last week.


Friday, March 19, 2010

A run by posting

Sorry I’ve been so quiet. I am just exhausted!!!!!!!!

Movers came on Monday @ around 3:30 pm to start moving our stuff, they didn’t have access to the elevators until 5:00 pm so there was some waiting. The support staff of course left at around 4:20 because there was nothing we could do anymore and we were getting in the way. The movers were suppose to be finished by 10:00 pm but they weren’t finished until midnight, one of the reasons is that the old building security closed the loading dock on the movers so they had to track someone down to open it up again and apparently it was quite crazy.

Tuesday was quite a busy day reorganizing ourselves and unpacking, by the end of the day my legs and feet were burning and I was sore in places I didn’t know I could be sore LOL.

As of today I think we are 85% put together, there are still some piles of crap that we don’t know why we packed and moved in the first place and we are trying to find places for some things. At the old place we had 2 spare offices so all the stuff that lived in the spare offices needs a new home here, and of course there are endless piles of filing to go through and crap people left on the printer before we left but all in all I think we are pretty set. I haven’t actually done any work just yet but at least I can see my desk.

Because I’ve been so exhausted I haven’t touched any stitch all week. I either play computer games which doesn’t require any brain use or I’ve just reclined in my chair watching TV (I'm really just staring at my eye lids), I also wind up falling asleep on the train to and from work so I’m not at all surprised that I haven’t stitched I really don’t want to frog everything back out again next week because of mistakes I make this week so it’s just safer that I don’t stitch at all. But I was able to stitch on Letter M on the weekend before the madness hit and got a lot done. I take a picture of my progress every Sunday so either I will post last Sunday’s picture tonight or just wait until next Monday and post both progress pictures. And as for progress on my train picture HAHAHAHA that too is laughable I don’t remember the last time I touched it. I am going to pull it out tonight and work on it instead of EG, it truly is a quick finish type of pattern that I can’t believe I haven’t finished already, there are no beads, no metallic just basic stitching and I really would like to move on to another train project so I figure 4 hours tonight and I should be done, I'm dieing to start my next train picture.

Well not much else to say. Hopefully when things get back to normal so will my blogging.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Update

Well its been a couple dates since my last post, I didn't have anything really to say and I was still feeling pretty crappy. But now things are getting back to normal and stitching is even getting done.

On top of being sick I have also been extremely busy at work. We are moving our office on Monday which now that I'm saying it I don't think I've mentioned this before, our lease is up at the end of the month, but we will be officially moving as of the 15, it was hard to get into the groove until we got the boxes, we were basically closing files & shifting piles of paper around so it looked like we were doing something LOL but now with the boxes here I'm hoping to make a dent in the packing. The only problem is the office is still open & actual file work still needs to get done & one of the lawyers is still screaming out assignments which is really annoying since she hasn't packed anything in her office yet, so the other secretary and I are getting kind of panicking with all that needs to be done in the next 4 days, and then this morning the female lawyer thought it would be a great idea if we all took Monday morning off since the movers can't move our stuff until 5:00 pm.....Uh Hello the chances of her office being packed on time are slim to none and I definitely think we will still be packing come Monday morning. I'm just glad we are only moving about 3 blocks so there is no travel time for the furniture to get stuck in. Don't get me wrong I'm really looking forward to the new office it's just the stress beforehand.

On the stitching front I have actually gotten some done this past week and quite a few of my chores as well. I have also been fiddling with my rotation. I'm currently working on Egyptian Garden by Chatelaine & I'm really enjoying it so I don't want to put it down but since it's such a large design nothing else will get done while I work on it and I know that will begin to bother me soon so I have decided to work on two pieces at home at the same time, trying to have the best of both worlds. The priority will of course be EG which I will work on on Monday - Thursday & Friday - Sunday is currently Letter M from Nora Corbett. The Friday's picture will be the picture that changes frequently depending on the speed of my finishes. My theory is that since EG is so large so if I don't work on it for a couple days it won't matter or make me feel bad, so working on it during the week is a perfect fit which leaves the other home picture to be worked on Friday - Sunday making it a potential quicker finish since that time will be somewhat uninterrupted. So long story short stay with a picture I enjoy working on and still get the finishes I like which I have been lacking of late. So here are EG and Letter M as of last night






I am also working on a very old WIP on the train, it is 3/4 finished so it shouldn't take long & I can't believe I let it linger so long but its using one strand of thread on 18 count which is what I did when I first started stitching & now I dislike doing it that way, now normally I would just start it again but the design is 1 of 3 & I've already done the other 2, so I will stick with it and make all three into ornaments.




Well that's it for now hopefully my progress picture will come more frequently now.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Recap

Well, the Olympics have come to an end here in Vancouver and we are all sad to see it go. The festivities were a lot of fun. I was able to go to one more special location before the end. I was able to go to North Vancouver and see the Russian Tall Ship that had come to Vancouver for the Olympics.







Other than that since I’ve been so sick I have basically lingered around the office hacking a lung up and then going home to bed, while watching Olympic coverage of course. LOL.

While watching all the TV coverage I was able to finish a cross stitch picture…..FINALLY the first one of 2010, which is Lamb Musing by Shepherd’s Bush.



I am now currently working on Egyptian Garden by Chatelaine at home and still Christmas Quaker by ByGone stitching on the train.

Well I don’t have anything else to say and my head is fogging up, so until next time.