First and foremost, I HAVE been stitching. I promise. The SamSarah calendar is super fun to stitch and I have made progress on 2 of the first 4 charts, but I'm just not ready to post pics yet. As it turns out, I was shorted (completely by accident) a couple of skeins of floss and I didn't realize it until I needed to use them. Thankfully, as I've said previously, the customer service at Beach Cottage Stitchers is second to none. One short email exchange later and the missing fibers are on their way to me as I type. Pics to come when my missing goodies get here. I've also made some more progress on Wondrous Works, but it's tucked safely away in my craft bag and I really don't feel like digging it out just to take a picture. Lazy, I know.
Speaking of goodies, I received my winnings from the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe the other day...10 skeins, 20 yards each, of hand-dyed floss in the most beautiful colors I've seen in a while. I can't wait to find the perfect projects to show them off. I may try to find a design that will work well with them for my very first ever exchange. I'm very excited to pick something to make, finish, and send off to Shannon over at A Bit of This and That!
On another note, we've recently made the decision to move out of our home and co-habitate with my mother in order to be there to assist her on a daily basis. She will be 73 in March and is afflicted with Parkinson's Disease. So far, no major medical intervention has been necessary, but I continue to be increasingly worried about how she gets around when she's home alone. We'll be living in her home, temporarily, until we can find a new home large enough for all of us at an affordable price. That might take 15 years in this economy, lol. We would just move her in with us...if it weren't for having all of our bedrooms upstairs.
Also, I'm currently up for a promotion at work, which is good in the sense that it will provide a higher income...but not so good in that it will cause me to have to put in longer hours with much local travel. I'm afraid my stitching time will suffer greatly, but I find it hard to justify passing up such an opportunity just to have more time for my
Ok, I think that's enough random nonsense for now. I don't know how much stitching will get done this weekend, as we'll be continuing to pack and move so I'm going to take advantage of the peace and quiet at home right now and see what I can get done before I get too tired to see where I'm putting the needle.