Saturday, June 17, 2017

Changes have come

Hello everyone, so sorry for the long absent.

A lot has changed in my life and I am still trying to adjust back into things.

First things first......I have a new job. I started a temp assignment at this law firm right before Easter and by the end  of April it had turned into a permanent placement. I am really happy with this job, there are still some bumps as it is a new type of law and some days I feel like an idiot because of that but on the whole, it is perfect. I am still on my 3 months probationary period until July 11th. But I had an informal meeting with the HR manager last week who told me the lawyer couldn't stop raving about me when she asked him how I was doing so I am pretty confident at this point that I am here to stay.

I have to say this whole experience still pisses me off and I still have blue days about the old firm but realistically I have to remind myself that if they had decided to lay off the other secretary instead of me I don't think I would have felt secure in my job anymore and would have started looking for a new job anyway. So yes the path was bumpy but it was meant to be.

Anyway, the new job is an extremely busy firm and most days the time flies by and by the time I get home I literally fall into bed so my stitching has really suffered. I would say in the past 6 weeks I have probably only stitched 10 to 12 days and probably for only an hour,  so I really and truly have no progress on any of my projects except for maybe Happily Ever After from the Frosted Pumpkin. I am currently working on the June block  and am about halfway done, so hopefully by the end of the weekend or Monday it will be complete.

I am going through a bit of startitis right now too and I really want to start something new but since I am not stitching much and have about 17 WIP, I told myself I couldn't LOL. I did kit up one of my mini WIP to be taken on the train next week......I was getting bored with reading on the train so I figured it was time to bring my stitching.

So hopefully in the next coming weeks I will get back into a better groove with my stitching and blogging and have photos and progress to show.

Thanks for listening.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Progress Photos

So I have been working on January block of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's SAL for 2017. It is called Happily Ever After and the January block was Owl and the Pussycat. This is such a cute pattern and came together so quickly, I am going to do a little bit of the border with each block, so that I am not doing the border for days and days.

Next I did a little work on Woodland Goddess. I thought I would get more work done on it but I just wasn't feeling it.

I have now moved onto Sweet Treats by Country Cottage Needlework block #3 which is the Tart block. I think I will stick with it until it's done.

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Off to a Good Start

So 2016 ended on a horrible note. My father was in a car accident a block from his front door. His van was totalled and he was slightly hurt. We are only just now getting back to normal but overall the situation could have been so much worse.

Anyway, on to a happier note, I was able to finish one more project at the end of 2016 then I thought I would. So in total I finished 11.

Afraid of the Dark by Blue Ribbon Designs
on 32 ct Bay Rum

My plan for 2017 is to get some long lingering WIP's completed. First up is Woodland Goddess by Joan Elliott. I am working on the fairy wings right now and the newest SAL from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery which started today. But before I really started working on Woodland Goddess I was able to start and finish a quick little design from Lizzie Kate called June Flip it.

June Flip it by Lizzie Kate
Over all I am very happy with my progress so far this year.

Thanks for listening.