Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Calgon? Can you hear me calling?

Sweet baby Jesus, it's been a hellacious WEEK and it's only Wednesday!  Anyone working in the public service sector knows that the first of the month, with a full moon, 50 days to Christmas, with a weak economy is the perfect recipe for NIGHT-MARE.  THEN, just to push me over the edge, the postmaster calls this morning and says "MASS LOSS".  Well folks, next time I hear those two magic words in the same sentence, I'll march straight to my desk, pull out a leave slip, put my purse on my shoulder and head to the closest happy hour I can find.   I could go on, but I will spare you.  I only go down this road because it's my excuse for not having much of a stitching update for you.

However!  I do have a little someone special back from the framer:

As soon as I laid eyes on this frame, I thought it was perfect. 

"Expensive" warned the framer. 

Naturally.   I have a knack for that.

And here she is in her new digs:

Overlook the mess - please.

I would love to tell you I've been stitching away on my Autumn blackwork square OR my Christmas slipper sewing set, but alas, not much going on in that department.  My mind has just been too chaotic with work stuff to settle down at night and focus.  Pitiful excuse, I know.

There is however a lot going on outside:

And actually, this picture is two days old.  When I can get home before nightfall (stupid time change!), I'll grab a couple of new shots for you.  Lots of progress.  I wish I could say the same thing about either of my WIPs. 
Hubby is ecstatic!  Seriously.  I can't remember seeing him this excited in a LOOOOOoooooong time.  He's given up sleep and logged more hours at Lowe's and Home Depot lately than one would think healthy.  It's ok though because in a month, he'll be as happy as a hog in slop, in his workshop, with his man friends, drinking coffee, telling lies, and probably spitting and scratching, or whatever men do when they get together in their sanctuaries.

Lastly, in case you haven't heard already, Brightneedle has retired all it's designs and they are only designing teaching pieces now.  If you have any of their designs on your wish list, you might want to go ahead and grab them up while you can still get them.

That's all the news that's fit to print today friends.  Hopefully I'll have a great big fancy stitching update for you next time.


  1. Sorry to hear you have had such a rough week at work. Hopefully things are getting better. Your framed LHN looks fabulous! Such a pretty frame to match the pretty stitching. :) You have a happy place and it looks like your husband is getting one too. :)
    Have a great rest of the week...I hope.

  2. Beautiful work and that is worth the extra for the must have frame!

  3. Your framed piece looks lovely - worth the cost of the frame!

    I hope your work situation calms down a little and you get to stitch more.

    And thanks for the heads up about Brightneedle, I knew they'd been stepping back from designing, but hadn't realised they were retiring all their designs!

  4. Beautiful frame! It suits your stitching perfectly, and it looks so nice on the wall at the happy place.
    Fingers crossed that work calms down for you.
    The workshop/garage looks mantastic.

  5. Your ABC finish is spectacular! Congrats :)

  6. The ABC piece is perfect between the ladies' chairs!!