Friday, March 31, 2017

Navigating change isnt always easy

If you read my previous posts you know that I changed positions within the same company.  I am a pharmacist for Stop and Shop-a grocery chain.  My previous position was per diem and it included lots of travel, sometimes more than an hour each way.  It was taking a toll since my days were usually 12 hours plus a commute.  The benefit was that I could choose the days I worked and when hubby travelled I didn't work.  That made it easy as far as managing the boys.
      My new position is local but I work more days. I thought I would have all this extra time to do things but the joke is on me.  It's more stressful than ever and working 5 days a week leaves little time to catch up.  What used to be my stitchy days are now loaded with appointments and chores.  An adjustment for sure. 
       I have done some stitching but not as much as I would like. And forget about finishing, that has taken a backseat to everything else that needs to be done. I finished Year of Hawk Run- Feb and March blocks, I did 2 models for The Drawn Thread which I can't share yet and two tiny pieces--- a LK kit called a Little Grey Hare and Scarlett House---stoneware Street. Here are the pics

Happy Stitching my friends!
Until next time

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February is here

Hard to believe we are in the second month of the new year.  I have been finding little bits of time to stitch but can't seem to focus on any one thing.  I am grateful to be back to the Year of Hawk Run so I can focus on one thing.  Here is a picture walk of what I have been working on since my last post.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Year of Hawk Run Hallow

I started a SAL with my friend Ellen on January 1st. We are doing a block a month on CHS Year of HRH.  I am stitching it on 40ct Lakeside linen Sand Dune with NPI silk.  I finished block 1 and now it's back to model stitching and a pre-stitch for an upcoming class.

We had lots of snow yesterday so today will be clean up so we can start the work week tomorrow.  Oh what fun!  Quite honestly, I HATE snow and cold weather.  Looks real pretty from inside when you can be snuggled up but just plain yuck.  If I could move somewhere warm that didn't have large insects and reptiles I would definitely consider it but I hate those worse than I hate winter.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

So hard to believe we are starting a new year.  2016 has been a year of change for me.  I started a get fit program for myself which required more time working out and less time focusing on sedentary hobbies.  I have a goal of 50lbs of weight loss and so far have dropped 32lbs. 
I changed my job before Thanksgiving making for less time commuting and a better balance.  I am now back to fitting in some Stitching time and feeling a better balance.
My stitching goals are to enjoy the process.  Love what I am working on when I get to work on it.  I am continuing my model stitching.  I started Year at Hawk Run Hallow on New Year's Eve and hope to work on some of the many class pieces I have started.
I hope to do a regular bog post and share what's happening in my world.
Happy New Year and Happy Stitching everyone.