Sunday, October 04, 2009

Stitching Update

I sit here surrounded by stitching supplies, charts, books, magazines, etc, and I am completely overwhelmed. Why you ask...because I'm supposed to be packing it all up for the move. I have not had the time or interest the past couple years to stitch as my mind has been other places. A new job in the cancer research department as of July 2008, the failing health of my father who had Alzheimers and passed away July 8, 2009, an ongoing federal investigation at work, and searching for a new house have consumed my time, energy and attention span. The new house has been found, we close in three weeks. Then comes painting, and moving and then working on our current house and selling it, so the attention span thing will continue for a bit longer. Anyway, I have enjoyed sifting and sorting some of my completed needlework and accoutraments and will continue to as the process goes on. I did stitch one item this year (Little Lamb Sleeping by Drawn Thread) for another coworker who was having a baby. The sad part was she just didn't "get it" and was not the least impressed. In fact I think she was quite disappointed when she opened the gift. I'd gladly show you my endeavor, if I could find pictures, which I can't. I've moved everything on my hard drive over to MY BOOK and plan to clean files once we get moved as it's quite a mess. I also plan to get back to work on the stockings I have in the works and get them done for my lovies before they graduate from college. Once moved, I plan to organize and get rid of a LOT of my cross stitch that I know I will never get stitched. I also want to start a stitch group and have friends over to share what they are working on. And most important, I hope this finds you stitching along.


Blogger Paula said...

Good luck with the move Adana.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So nice to have an update from you. Condolences on the loss of your father. Good luck with your move.

Sorry to hear that your co-worker was not very appreciative of your hard work. There seem to be lots of people out there that don't "get it" or the work and thoughts behind doing such a special gift.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Miss you :)

Will try to send you an e-mail.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your father. Hugs coming over the ocean and land. Would love to come over & stitch!

3:16 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

{{{hugs}}} - I'm so sorry about your father, Adana.

I think it would be a great idea to start a stitching group!

I'm sorry your co-worker didn't "get it" about the thoughtful gift you stitched her. :(

I'm thinking of going to the SB retreat next year, and as always, whenever I think of the retreat, I think of you!

Good luck with the move - as I have recently moved myself, I know some of what you are going through!

More {{{hugs}}}

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Good luck with the move. I am sorry the lady didn't 'get' Little Lamb Sleeping.

8:39 AM  

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