Thursday, December 17, 2015

Maybe starting over...

I'm sorry that I abandoned this blog for over a year but life got crazy on somethings and others didn't quite treat me as well as I'd like. I'm just hoping 2016 will be that much better for me. 2015 saw the kiddo graduate from high school and have her first semester in college. She participated in the college's marching band in the color guard and was 1 of only 5 on the rifle line. We saw 4 of the games and the show was really good. School-wise I think she did OK in the first semester but she didn't know what to expect entirely so timing on things killed a few of her grades. I think she now knows better and will be better next semester etc. I'm back out looking for work yet again and I'm sure age is a big issue. I tried 2 jobs and they lasted about 3 months each. Kind of tough on the self-esteem when you know you can do the job but people are looking past you. Need to find the balance on a lot of levels again and find something that will spring me back up. Stitching has been at a stand still cause some of the fabric holes seem small and I need to go get a magnifier.

So hopefully I'll be back here and paying attention more but just not sure about it.

Monday, January 06, 2014

New Year New Start

Well another year has started and last year I lost steam on a lot of levels.

 I'm hopeful that this year things will majorily improve and change.

 These are my ideal goals this year:

 My stitchy goals needed to improve too as I spent too much time on FBook and not enough on other things.

 1. Get my mojo and rhythm back to stitch ( the past year started great and died quickly)
2. Finish L*K mystery SAL
3. Start, stay up with and finish the AAN mystery halloween SAL
4. Finish Mom's present from last year mom's day
 5. Work on several major BAPs to get them closer or done

 My non-stitchy goals

 1. learn to crochet and actually get 1 blanket done
2. have a steady paying job that I don't have issues with people etc.
3. get rooms cleaned out and organized
   a. closet(hall) & dining room table
   b. blue room (M's study room and my eventual craft room)
   c. my office
   d. storage areas (room and under middle level steps)
   e. bedroom closet f. get all others cleaned and maintained
 4. Make sure M is set for Senior year and beyond

Monday, March 18, 2013

Love with a Capital L update

First picture is how Love stands as of last night. The next two pictures were the start of the Stitchathon weekend. This was my main focus during the Stitchathon but I did stitch on other things a bit. I had to pull the L and the top border and add one more set to the right side. I at least got basically back to where I started by the end and I also had the start of the O done as well.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Latest Stitching

I don't have a before picture as there was only like 10-15 stitches in it before the weekend; but the picture above is after the IHSW weekend stitch time that I could get between a major family issue that came up. This is the Blue Santa referred to in the Turtle trot SAL also.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Another Day Another Ornament

Because it is CSC stitchathon week, I decided to try to put a bunch of time and hopefully stitches for it. At least 4 hours, with some interruptions; later...here is ornament #4 from the L*K Christmas Blessings Ornaments.....

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ornament #3

Ornament #3 This is the 3rd of the L*K Christmas Blessings ornaments. Hubby and I decided the dove wasn't standing out enough based on the pattern and the fabric and so I outlined it and this is what came out.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Wow ..Two Finishes in Four Days

I know I won't be able to keep this streak up but I'll enjoy the ride. Here is the second of the 12 L*K Christmas Blessings from a few years ago....