Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lost in the land of WORK,

can't seem to find my way out. Glad to have a minute to at least post a quick message here. Little to no stitching progress made although Ida Mae has a head, that's about it. My Victorian Skaters remain in the basket by my chair and the new counted canvas piece sits on my desk.

I did receive a nice surprise from Laurie the "Birds of a Feather" chart with her remaining silks, I had won in a drawing a few weeks back, arrived. Thought I could stitch this up in no time but it to sits and waits with the others.

I have a major project to finish up this week and then another waiting it's turn due next month, I wish I was talking about stitching but sadly it's work.

But... then there is spring retreat with my "Just for Fun" friends. It's only a few days but that thought keeps me going. And new fabric will arrive in the mail in a few days maybe I can sneak in a little stitching time then. In fact, I 've decided, to take Ida Mae to work with me, maybe just maybe I can take a little lunch break and stitch just a few stitches. And then tonight find fabric for Birds of a Feather and put it in the car for emergency stitch times. It could happen, right?

Well off to work.
CJ in OK doing OK.

But wait  -  a fish awaits

This is Stipey, he is not my favorite because he is very aggressive and somewhat a bully in the tank. Even though Chubs is much larger Stipey thinks he runs the place. Even in fish tanks the bullies are present. He does these little nip and run moves, picking on the smaller and weaker, but occasionally Chubs will put him in his place and there will be peace in tha tank once again.

Ok, really have to go now. Happy Stitching!


Daffycat said...

Blah, I hate when have-to-dos interfere with want-to-dos. Pretty stitching. I hope you get more time soon!

Chris said...

CJ, I love the Stipey update! Who knew? LOL
I hope that everything goes well at work so that you can enjoy your stitching retreat.
Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

Your WIP are lovely! I hope you get some down time soon so you can put needle to fabric again. Sometimes I really resent it when life gets in the way of my stitching, lol!

Margaret said...

Well, your WIP looks great! I hope things settle down so you have more time to stitch though. Lovely gift from Laurie! And a retreat! I bet you can't wait!

Meari said...

Hopefully you'll be getting more time to stitch soon. Your WIP looks good. I sure do miss my aquarium... the water at The Homestead isn't very good.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear that work is getting in the way of stitching, the nerve! Your Victorian Skaters will be fantastic!!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I know the feeling about being lost in work - it's so hard to find the crafting time when life is busy. When I read your post below I was so envious of you being able to go to The Silver Needle. Their shop looks amazing online.

Suzanne said...

I know what you mean about being busy. A house full of sick kids, then a sick me and mountains of housework, means no stitching and no blog reading.