Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. You just can't imagine how busy I've been. It was sincerely nuts at the framing shop this Christmas. We were waiting for one lady to finish with college classes to show up and help us out. She didn't finish until a week before Christmas. There was a huge snowstorm that dumped 21 inches the weekend before Christmas and I couldn't make it in to work for a day. It was "torture" to stay home and stitch *wink* but that just put me way behind schedule so when the doors did open back up, I was hard pressed to catch up. There was a co-worker with a dislocated shoulder who couldn't help for two months prior to Christmas and another who was in a car accident three weeks before Christmas and was told by her doctor not to work. That left me and the man who cuts and joins the frames. Needless to say I worked like a mad woman and finished with all the Christmas projects two hours before we closed on Christmas eve. I was exhausted and asked for a week off after Christmas BUT the guys were home, and we couldn't leave them without entertainment, so I think I've played every Beatles song known to man on the Beatles Rock Band game DS has for his wii. I either play the drums (can you imagine? LOL) or I sing (even worse!!) But I have to admit it is fun!! I went to a couple of movies (Christmas Carol in 3D which was AMAZING) and Hm...what was the other one? Oh yeah, Avatar (I could have left that one alone! LOL) I also stayed up until midnight to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I had a "stitch day" at my house for a few of my stitching friends. That involved cleaning my house (we won't describe the condition before my friends arrived to accommodate those with a weak stomach! LOL) but it was worth the work, we had a nice day. We went to a museum to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit. Now that was interesting! You can learn more about that here http://www.mos.org/LEONARDO/ . There is another exhibit I would like to see, the Terra Cotta Warriors, which is at the National Geographic Museum in DC and you can learn more about that here http://www.nationalgeographic.com/terracottawarriors/ . We are hoping to see that one in February. There is also a collection of Nativities at a church community center in DC that I'm hoping to see before it leaves at the end of this month. I'm on overload!!! LOL
I didn't get as much rest as I would have liked in the first week so decided to take a second week off. I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia a few months ago and my iron levels are still not up to par, so with all the rush of things, I just feel exhausted, and as I told my mother, I can't even get out of my own way! LOL Hopefully with this second week, I'll catch up....but....the car needs service, and our sump pump failed yesterday so the repairman is coming tomorrow and the car is getting serviced on Wed...no rest for the wicked as they say! LOL Hopefully I'll find time to get some stitching done while I wait for repairs here and there.
Now to the fun stuff! I did a little last minute stitching and framing for some folks. Dawn was so lovely to send me a few things including a stitched Christmas ornament so I quickly finished something for her. This was a freebie pattern I got from Val's stuff. Here it is...
I like to give a few little gifts to coworkers, so I had stitched this piece a little while ago, and framed it for a friend at the store. Here it is in it's frame. This is Live Love Laugh by La-D-Da.
And now for my progress on the Camelot Sampler!
5 years ago