Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dont you Hate it when Life gets in the way

Gets in the way of well everything!

They say that there are 3 things that are the most stressful to deal with.

1 of those is changing Jobs, another 1 is getting Married and the 3rd Is Moving!

Well so far life as been all consumed by 1 and 3!

As most of my readers know I moved back to my home city in August last year, to take up a job as an Assistant Manager! Well that was all fine and dandy until things turned to custard! Long, long story short, I'm now the Manager of the Store with 12 staff and Have had a Full Staff turn over in a little under 4 months! Needless to say Work has been crazy busy!

My life has also been consumed by looking for a house! Real Estate Agents, Open Homes, Banks, Insurance, Auctions Stress and Sleepless nights! Living with my Father again after so many years away........well needless to say things are stressful on the home front as well!

Throw into the Mix, A car accident that writes off your car, pushes you into on coming traffic, your life flashes before your eyes, and well that pretty much wraps up my absence!

Yes life has gotten in the way of my stitching! I need to say a huge sorry to Thea, for letting her down over our SAL! I hope she can forgive me for dropping off the radar! I hope you my loyal readers can forgive my absence!

There are days when I have come home from work after doing 10 nearly 11 hrs some days......and all I want is a feed and my bed.............I really miss my stitching time. Also being close again to family esp the "Gardeners" who all live an hour away from us..........I don't have enough hours in the day!

So if you have looked at my page of Finishes, You will notice Although I have not been doing much stitching I have had some Finishes!

I have also made a new start (not that I need anymore of those)

"Harebell Fairy"
Finished October 2012
"Harebell" was one of my First that I finished. I Started her back in May 2012.......She came from WOXS 187. I did end up adding blending Filament into her wings. I also added a Border as well.

She turned out pretty good IMHO! So much so I will in the future add some more "Flower Fairies" Into the mix, she is still unframed and rolled in the draw!

When I fell back in love with stitching again, I was Introduced to HAED after seeing a ad in a cross stitch magazine, the charts that they were showing were the "7 Sins" By Marta Dahlig.So I jumped straight in and brought the full size charts for each. I also jumped in and started 2 of the BAP, "Envy" and "Lust". Then the "Minis" came along, As soon as Michelle made "Vanity" I brought it.

So My new start is Mini "Vanity" for a mini there is still alot of detail.

I also love the size of the piece, the colours are fantastic!

HAED Mini "Vanity"
"Vanity" 25th April 2013
I made a start on her late March, so this is around 3 weeks work.

"Vanity" 27th April 2013
Over the Last couple of days because I haven't been at work I have had some stitchy time.

I have made some good progress and am not bored yet at all. I have also taken a more organic approach to how I'm stitching her, I'm not doing 1 Page at a time, Instead taking it where it takes me. Also leaving the skin and face till later on.

So that's about it. Again I'm sorry for my absence. But I'm back.

I'll be back soon with details on the rest of my finishes!

Happy Stitching All

Until Next Time!


Keebles said...

Great to have you back and I truly hope everything works out with work and finding a new house!

Emma/Itzy said...

Welcome back!

Lija Broka said...

I think you have very reasonable excuses (a lot better than mine - where blame falls on a half functioning computer). Thea has finished the SAL now (well one of the 2) so you have a lot to catch up on. Hope you aren't too bad after the accident. Good luck house hunting; and all you need now is to get married to complete the trio.

Babs said...

I'm glad you're back :)

~Narita said...

Your little fairy is so beautiful. Makes me want to stitch her up :)

Claire said...

Glad your back and posting again.

The Crafty Princess said...

Hey there stranger. Welcome back you have been missed! Life does appear to have been very hectic for you, poor thing. Glad you're ok after the car acco. Why does it always seem to end in a car accident as the end of all the chaos?
I hope you find some time to yourself to indulge in some stitching, so that we can indulge in some stalking!
Alicia xo

The Maiden said...

Welcome Back! Every time the crone and I visit your blog we pull out our Joan Elliot's and begin plotting! So excited to see vanity, your stitching as always is perfect and inspiring!

Stitching Noni said...

So good to see you back! Quite understand why you haven't had time to blog.... Your stitching, as always, is beautiful :)
See you again real soon
Hugs x

Jennifer M. said...

Welcome back! Truly missed reading your blog. As others have said, you had perfectly good reasons for being absent. No need for apologies. :-)

Great work on your stitching. Love the little fairy.

weustygirl said...

Yay, Vanity, my favourite of the HAED 7 sins, I didnt know they did minis of them, will have to check them out (you enabler hehe) Sorry to hear about the dramas down there with work and your accident, lgad you are ok, I would have missed seeing all your stitching. So nice to have you back