Monday, 22 October 2007

More Santa

It's been a whole week since I've posted. I've been feeling quite down about work - especially about commuting, so I haven't felt too chatty recently. I'm determined to be more upbeat though, and to give serious thought to changing my job, rather than just moaning endlessly about the awful commuting I do! So, you've heard it here first - something's going to change, and the first thing is my attitude!!

Right, with that out of my system, I'll update you on how Orlaith's stocking is coming along! I managed quite a bit of stitching at the weekend, intermingled with the rugby world cup final, some wine, my hockey game, more wine, watching the 2nd disk from the latest series of 24, and more wine still. Oh, and recovering from the wine. That took a few hours LOL!

So, to Orlaith's stocking: I have nearly finished Santa's jumper, and have only the sleeve to complete - I was getting a bit worried that I was running out of the dark green colour for the jumper, but then realised that the sleeve is, in keeping with Santa's general aesthetic eclecticism, mainly pink. I had been slightly anxious that my goal of finishing Santa was going to be too much this month, but in fact I'm nearly done, with only his beard, face and hat to complete, along with his pink sleeve. In fact, I'm progressing quite nicely overall on all my goals. Now, whether this is because I set myself a manageable amount this month (for once), or whether with the colder and darker nights I'm spending more time on my stitching sofa, I'm not really sure!

I came in to work this morning to find an email from Dani - I'm officially a member of the Snowbird SAL Dani and Kathy have set up for people stitching either Paradigm Lost or Cirque des Cercles starting 1st November! Hurrah! As you may remember, I'm stitching PL already, although I've not picked it up in 6 or 8 weeks, so I'm a little ahead of the game, but it will be wonderful to stitch it along with everyone else and have their progress spur me on - I admit that although I've been busy with Christmas stitching recently, I have been avoiding PL just because I'm feeling the teensiest bit overwhelmed by it at the moment. But that will all change come November! I think that Dani is still accepting members if you're interested, especially for PL stitchers as I think CdC has us fairly comprehensively outnumbered!
Happy stitching!


Kathy A. said...

Hi Stephanie - we are delighted to have you with us. Your progress will keep us all inspired as we stitch along. Your Santa is looking lovely! Look forward to his outfit as you dress him in stitches.

Cheryl said...

You're making great progress on Santa!
Ive joined the SAL too but for CDC which i havent stitched on since May!! I really need some motivation!

Sharon said...

The stocking looks great! Love the colors in this one.

Hazel said...

That's looking really christmassy!!! Sorry to hear about your commuting probs. Yuck yuck. xx

Wendy said...

I'm so happy you joined us at the Snowbird SAL! You can sit aside for a while and do your Christmas stitching since you have already started and cheer us on!

Lovely work on your stocking, its really taking shape now.

Nana's Quilts said...

Is there some project you could start that would make the commute less hideous? I used to have a job that required a commute of 90+ minutes each way. It was in a vanpool, not on public transportation, which I think made it a bit better. Sometimes I had to drive, too, but I really got into books on tape during that time. Helped pass the time and let me "read" lots.

Anyway, just a thought. Hope things improve.