Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Stitching

Another horrible work week gone by and yet another so-so stitching week (I still contend that the two are related). This week I worked on Alice and the Bouguereau Princesses for the first time since November. Back then, I left off a few stitches past the second row finish:
And this week I only managed to get to here:
I've been bummed that I haven't had a page finish during the week and there was a time when that was an easy feat. I just thought maybe I'd lost my mojo, but when I switched to Suteki on Saturday, it kind of dawned on me...I stitch more on the weekend than the entire week put together (since I have no life), and the amount of time during the week plus the weekend time would be well enough to finish a page, but since I'm switching projects for the weekend, I lose that extra edge. I feel a lot better about my progress now considering.

Did you happen to notice my new needle minder?
I am absolutely in love with it!!

Again, I can't show my progress on Suteki just yet because I will be posting it over on the A New Stitchy Start Blog, but yet again another "sign" popped up in the stitching. Before, it was a Mickey head, but this time it was an "A":
This project is for my sister, who's name just happens to be Amber. Yeah, go figure.

As much as I hate working on this project, it's moving along at an alarming rate, but I won't work on it again until February. I decided on five weekend months, I'd spent the extra weekend working on one of my other hated UFO's. Right now, I'm not sure if I'm going to do A Summer Ball or 35th but, whichever I choose, I'm not looking forward to stitching next weekend.

On a positive note though, at least next week's project will make me glad I won't be spending the weekend working on dithering yet again. Any guesses?
Yet another new needle minder I'm totally in love with, but also a hint at what I will be stitching on next week.

Speaking of work though, Monday is my 20th anniversary of being back at the lab. I have mixed feelings about it. Hopefully, I've managed to dissuade the powers-that-be from having a party for me. There will be cake and there will be a gift, but I'm hoping beyond hope that I don't have to go through the customary "awarding" of the gift. The thought of standing in front of everyone while one of the doctors "praises" me is beyond horrifying and I can't guarantee I won't lose it. I haven't had a tantrum in quite some time, I'd hate to do it in front of god and everybody.

Wish me luck and have a good week everybody!


Linda said...

Quit putting yourself down Keiley. You got more done than me and I don't work.


Heather said...

Good luck! I hate being the center of attention too. I walked out of my surprise 16th birthday lol I feel bad now. You've made good progress lol I can only manage like half a page a week usually. Soon to be less since I'm going to start working out again. It looks great I'm glad suteki is going well too!

Justine said...

Congratulations (in a small low-key whisper) on your anniversary. I think you make great progress on these huge WIPS. Alice and the Bs are looking good!

Emma/Itzy said...

I know exactly what you mean! When I left my last job they all gathered round my desk and asked for a speech! Urgh!

Love the new needleminders, they are great! Fingers crossed you have a better working week!

Kate said...

Awesome progress as usual and lively needle minders :) I vote you stitch on a summers ball and watch all period dramas whilst you do so! �� It won't seem so bad then and it stitches up fast and will look brilliant when it's done. Maybe the gift will be a voucher so you can buy what you want? That has to worth smiling about? Xx

Kate said...

Lovely not lively! Doh!

Tiffstitch said...

Yikes, I hope today went well at work. Great progress on Alice and the B's and glad you figured out why your progress seemed slowed, it's just spread out more.

Bea said...

Loving your needle minders. The logic behind your "slow" progress makes perfect sense, but I think you don't give yourself enough credit for what you do get done.

Good luck with the anniversary - I hate being the centre of attention as well.

Vickie said...

I totally feel your pain. I stitch more on the weekends than I do during the week. I am so exhausted during the week I come home and just sit in my chair!!!! Love your needleminders...where did you get them???