Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stitching and Stuff

First the stitchey stuff. March hosted our Stitch and Bitch this weekend. First we meet for breakfast at IHOP and then go to her home. We work on LHN's Home of a Needleworker, Too together for the first few hours. Here is my progress. I put the "T" in the door and the chimneys and then started on the plant on the side. I also worked on BRD's Peppermint Twist, but ended up frogging most of what I put in. Didn't make much headway on it. Maybe next month.

I have made great progress on page 3 of CtS. I have one column to finish and then on to page 4. I already have some stitches done on page 4. I try to do this to keep from getting a break line in the stitches. It works pretty good this way.

And finally, look at what is holding my QSnap! Yes, it is a new Needlework System 4 floor stand. After 4 months of saving I was able to buy this. I went with the QSnap holder first. Now I'm putting away for either the chart holder or the large scoll attachment. I really love this. It is so adjustable. My only problem is that no instructions came with it. Just a small piece of paper telling you to screw the T-bar on.

Now for non-stitchey stuff. I was just offered a permanent position at work. I have been working as a temp for a year and three months. I'm going to accept it. It is more money, has benefits, and paid holidays. It will take a little getting used to. I have gotten used to a certain amount of freedom and flexibility with my hours. Now I have to work 40 hours a week. It will cut into my stitching time!
Well, gotta go. Have fun stitching!


Daffycat said...

Awesome progress, Jan! Sorry about the frogs...I probably let some escape.

Congratulations about the job offer!

Ranae said...

I love stitching houses, so the blue one is fantastic.
CTS colors are gorgeous.
Good Luck on the new work adventure.
maybe less time to stitch, but look at is as more money to spend on stash,lol

MarchAnn58 said...

Wow starting page 4 that is great. Love the way it is turning out.
Thanks for coming Saturday and i am already looking forward to next month.
Man the frogs were out saturday, thats for sure.

Anyone else want to join us?? :-)

dianemi said...

Congratulations on your job offer Jan. More stash cash!! :) You are going to love your System 4 stand. I would be soooo lost without mine. I had some week-end frogs, too. Thank goodness they're gone!

Shelleen said...

love the progresses and congrats on the job.

Gayathri said...

Pretty good house. Loved it.

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