Saturday, January 3, 2015
Monday, September 29, 2014
Well, the possibilities became reality. BF and I are doing well and happy. I am so thankful that he came into my life! I am learning to keep a more open mind and trying new things. For instance we recently went to south Florida for a weekend. While there I tried Mahi dip and shrimp. Pretty tasty! I truly believe Jesus brought us together.
I've also taken a giant leap into the 21st century. I am typing this from my new Note 3 phone.
I haven't done any stitching but hope to get back into it before the year is out.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The past couple of weeks have been spent preparing to start a new chapter in my life. I have worked on creating a syllabus, reading on some American history, and preparing notes for lecture. You see, in a few days I begin my part time job as an adjunct professor at a local college. I am super excited about this and hope it works out well enough to lead me into full time teaching. But this is not the possibility to which the title refers.
I am grateful to God for giving me the open heartedness I am feeling. I am thankful that I can allow a new person into my life without reservation. It's been some time since I have done that. I pray that God guides me down the path He has chosen for me on this journey and what may be will be.
Here are a few more pictures from my adventure at the airport this afternoon.
Tomorrow, I go back to work after a short stay-cation during which I got over whatever cold I caught, rested, and relaxed. Alas, no stitching was done.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Yeah, that's about how things are for me. Confusing as usual. I did finally finish all of the x's in The Gardeners and only have the backstitch details to go. Here's a pic...
On the bright side, I feel good about this piece. Can't wait to frame it and hang it somewhere in my home (once all of the house repairs/remodeling gets done and hopefully in this decade, lol).
This month's topic: Tell us about your oldest and newest WIPs.
Well, let's see. My oldest has got to be Coming Home for the Holidays. I was stitching this for my dad and nearly had the x's finished before he passed. I still have a little bit to go; mainly backstitch. He at least got to see it before he went to build my mansion in Heaven (he was a carpenter after all much like Jesus). Here's what it looks like currently, and for the past several months:
|Close up of last areas I backstitched; around the roof|
|Full image taken before roof detail was done|
Now for my newest WIP. Hmmmm! I don't know what that would be at this point. I would have to say that one is Praying Hands by Yiotta's XStitch. I haven't picked that one up in f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!! I think I may work on that one next. Or Cirque des Carreaux. Anyway, here's where it stands:
Seeing as though this one is for a special occasion yet to happen, methinks I have plenty of time. :)
I am going to leave you with scenes from one of my favorite movies starring the late and GREAT Robin Williams!
Rest In Peace, Mr. Williams! I sure hope my daddy has a front row to your forever show!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In the mean time...
This month's question for the WIPocaplypse:
It’s halfway to Christmas. Do you start your holiday stitching this early? If so, what do you hope to accomplish this year?
I don't really keep a plan for holiday stitching as I tend to stitch holiday pieces when the mood strikes. That may change when I start to feel more comfortable in my surroundings (I have a few major repairs to make in my living room) and have the room to spread out. For now, I will just keep on keepin' on and try to get The Gardeners and Coming Home for the Holidays finished up this summer.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I wrote a while back about my depression and the battle I have with it. Well, it's back and with a vengeance. I have found that I am forcing myself to do anything: cross stitch, read, clean the house (and it really needs a deep clean), etc. If I don't force myself, this depression may take me over completely.
I REFUSE TO LET THAT HAPPEN!
So, with that said, I am so close to completing "The Gardeners". If I can sit with it for the afternoon tomorrow, I should have my FIRST finish of the year, lol! Even though I did some little things (bookmarks and handkerchiefs), I don't really count those. They were quick projects for specific events. And I don't even have pics of the latter. Oh well, such is life I suppose.
I will share with you some of the pictures I have taken this
|Pasco County Historic Courthouse taken June 14, 2014|
Hope your summer hasn't been as wet and stormy as ours!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I have actually worked on it a little over the weekend, but I will save that for the next WIPocalypse check-in! And I should have a finish!!
And now this month's topic: Have you ever been to a stitch gathering such as a retreat or a festival? If so, tell us about it! NOPE. And not because I haven't wanted to attend a gathering of some kind. There just isn't anything like that close enough for me to participate.
Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there who may read this.