As you may have guessed, there is still no stitching to speak of going on around here. In fact, there is very little free time at all. But, I am trying to post at least once a week, even if I have nothing to show you. I am hoping that those few readers I still have left won’t leave if I just keep posting something mildly interesting (thanks to those of you still here!). So, first things first…the job is going well, but I am getting to that point that I’m beginning to wonder how long I can keep up this schedule of work, gym, school every day during the week. By Fridays I am pretty much done for. But, work itself is going well. School is going well too, I passed my Microsoft Certification exam with a 915 out of 1000. I’ve started on my coursework for Excel, which is going well so far. First exam was a 985 out of 1000. And, with regard to the gym, I would say that is going well too. I’ve finally hit the 40 pounds lost mark, which I am excited about!! Plus, the panrs I put on to wear today wear definitely too big, so into the giveaway pile they go!! I’ve updated my ticker down there at the bottom of the page too, which is exciting in itself. Yay!
Now, for the stitching. I thought I’d show you my itty bitty progress on my ornament. As I said, I’ve restitched that left palm tree after ripping it all out, and now I’ve moved onto stitch the palm fronds. One day, this will be so cute!
I actually looked at my May goals yesterday, and realized that not only did I completely forget about them, but I didn’t set any goals for June either. So, for May, my goals were…
Stitch Red Thread block for SAL
Stitch and mail Carol’s RR by the 15th
Stitch and finish PS Bookmark for Mother’s Day
Continue with Barnabee’s Quest for Just Nan Sundays
Finish one block on Tesori
Stitch on Mystery 9
Ok, most of these I have to laugh at…but I did get the RR done and mailed and I did get my mom’s gift finished. I’m still working on my May Red Thread block, I’m a little over halfway with it. I haven’t really touched Barnabee since I started work though, unfortunately, or it would be done by now. And, obviously Tesori and M9 haven’t seen the light of day in awhile. So, no goals for June. I’ll just wing it and hope that I get a little stitching time in soon. I have an RR that needs to go out July 15th, so that is my priority whenever I get some stitching time. Hopefully by July I’ll have been able to set some time aside for stitching and blogging. That would be nice!
But, since I don’t have any stitching to show, I thought I’d show you a few other interesting things. I just received my new JCS issue, and they’ve done an ornament preview. Of course, I love the Country Cottage Needleworks piece called Silver & Blue.
Also in this issue is a fabulous Memorial Sampler by Midsummer Night Designs that I just love! Isn’t this beautiful?
And the Hoffman update came on Friday with some notable new releases.
Shepherd’s Bush has released the last four of the 2000 Years Ago ornaments in a leaflet.
Rosewood Manor has released a new beauty called And a Garden Grew.
Finally, there was this one by Willow Hill Samplings (who I’ve never heard of), called Cinderella Sampler. So cute!
Well, that’s all I have for today! Enjoy your week, and I promise to try to have more updates and get around to more blogs soon!!
I am grateful for my new job!