Monday, April 12, 2010

A New Start

Well, many of you probably know about the contest being offered on the Weihenburg yahoo group (not sure if I spelled that right) by now so just thought I'd show you what I've been up to. I got this fabric and floss about a week ago and couldn't decide which one to try, so I bought them both and got started on one. We'll see how it goes and see if this is the way I want to proceed.

I started the contest piece on Vintage Maritime White (by Lakeside Linens) 28 count over one using Gloriana silk May Flower. Here's a picture of my VERY SLOW START. It's been crazy busy at my house (as you can imagine) so I haven't had much time to stitch.

I also bought this Butter Cream 32 count which I will stitch over one using Wildflowers Cherry. I've always loved those colors in cherry and can't wait to see how that will look too. Not sure if I'll even finish one of them before the end of the contest but I can dream can't I?

It was a busy week last week, with MRIs and the Orioles Opening day (they lost, it was such a disappointment) a breast cancer support group meeting and a night out with Sonya (too much fun!!) amongst other things. Seems never ending lately and without sleep I'm getting very tired. Just a little update...will wait for results from the MRI then will see the plastic surgeon on Wed. He'll get back with the general surgeon and pick a date for surgery (waiting on insurance approval as well). My boss wants it over and done with so I can get back to work as quickly as possible (and so he and his family can go to Disney World this summer as planned). Me? I want to go to the stitcher's weekend in St. Michaels's only two weeks away now!! Can't wait! Ironically when I told my boss of the impending surgery he whipped out his calendar and told me the dates he and his family had scheduled to go to Florida this summer so I could schedule my life around his vacation. *rolling eyes heavenward* There are days I can honestly say I wonder if the man has a soul...

Can't think of anything funny these days, so will leave this post as it is and hopefully when I'm rested, the old humor will return. Till then here's wishing you better days, good health and happiness. *Hugs*


Babs said...

Man, I hate when my comment gets lost instead of posted! Hope you don't get two from me, but if you do, consider yourself hugged twice :) So many decisions to make all at once...take a deep breath and just "Be still and know..." You must be important to your boss so let him know you're not superwoman, but that a little consideration will go a long way :)AND, it's ok not to make us laugh sometime. Love the fabric and the thread!
((((((DJ))))))) hugs from babs

Gillie said...

I'm definitely commenting now and I'm cross - what is that man (your boss) thinking of? DJ, that is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard, scheduling it around HIS life? Don't you dare go along with it, the surgery and recovery time is when it is right for YOU, nobody else! Sorry, to explode but really! Lots of hugs xxx

Maureen said...

omg! your boss sounds like... well i will be ladylike and refrain from writing what i am actually thinking! am thinking of you and yours though and hope you get to your stitchers weekend.

and on a stitching front am loving that cherry thread - can't wait to see what you do with it.

Siobhan said...

I loe your stitching! Great choice in threads.

Your boss sounds like a jerk!! What goes around comes around, I am a firm believer in that.