Cross Stitch, Finishes, Gifts TO BE FIXED

Survived the day … just!

I have to say you all should have come round for a stitchalong yesterday – my little flat was the perfect location … everyone would have had perfect stitching, as I’d swallowed all the frogs!! To say I woke up with a croaky voice was probably an understatement – a little touch of laryngitis was in order. I’ve had this in the past when I’ve overindulged and been dancing etc for a lengthy time among a lot of smokers. Thanks for the offer of the Berocca, Katrina, that would have been lovely yesterday LOL. Have to admit, I woke up feeling OK, although I didn’t get much sleep, waking up every hour – but I can honestly say that’s been the hardest day of work I’ve done in ages … the after-effects decided to wait until the afternoon to arrive. Luckily that was more in the form of a splitting headache and fatigue, and nothing else … can’t complain, though, as it was worth it for such a good day out LOL. I have a small amount of sunburn which has given me a healthy glow, and slightly aching calves from all the dancing – and it feels great! 🙂

Anyway, back to stitching news – can’t say there has been a lot of it happening for the last week or so … I started stitching something the same night I finished the M Designs’ Thistle Treasure Bag, but it’s a small gift for someone … and to say it’s small, it’s taking me forever to stitch! I think a lot of it is that it’s on a very small count linen (or it seems that way) with a darkish colour, and I’m using metallics for the whole thing. Hopefully on my next days off (Mon/Tue next week) I will be able to get my WTC quilt panel finished as well as putting the final touches into this little piece. I can’t resist putting a teaser picture up – but there’s not much to tease you with LOL.

The other stitching news is the very small gift I sent to Becky for her birthday – I was a bit disappointed with how it turned out, but I couldn’t find much within my stash that had a suitable design for that little mirror. In hindsight, I probably should have used a slightly darker brown for the backstitching. It was well received by Becky, though, and I guess that’s the important thing. If you haven’t seen these before, they’re made by Framecraft, a UK company, and they’re quite neat little items.

Rightio, that’s all for today, I guess – except to say, thanks again to all of you for your kind words of support during my ‘blue day’ … it really does mean a lot to me, and made it easier to ‘roll with the punches’. {{hugs}}

Now I’m off to start preparing for my interview tomorrow, and have to sift through my poor old brain for real-life on-the-job scenarios for when I’ve had to deal with complaints (gee, it’ll be hard to find one of those LOL), gone above-and-beyond with customer service, etc etc … I feel quite ‘OK’ about this interview – I’m going in with the expectation that I won’t get it, as there are some top calibre candidates again, and it’s helping to keep my nerves down. I refuse to let it affect me like it did last time … que sera sera, what will be will be 🙂

Ooh, one last thing … a big Happy Birthday to Danielle – hope you have a wonderful day, Danielle, full of everything that your heart desires!! Birthday Surprise Party

7 thoughts on “Survived the day … just!”

  1. Great attitude about the interview, Anne! You should adopt the slogan I started a year or so ago – “It is what it is.” And boy has that phrase become popular since I started spreading it around! ROFL. I wish you tons of luck for your interview, but know that you won’t need a lick of it. You are just that good, girl! 🙂

    I hope you’ll be feeling better tomorrow, after the after-effects have had a chance to wear off.

    BTW, I like your teaser picture. Mmmm… deep purpley goodness. I’m sure your recipient will be over the moon! Speaking of purple, are you stitching a square for Laura’s memorial quilt? Purple was her favorite color, too. If you haven’t heard about this yet and want to know more, drop me an email or write straight to Christine V., as she’s helping to spearhead the efforts!

  2. Glad to hear that things are better (well, except for the sore throat!) Anxious to see what that purple project is all about. Your gift for Becky turned out great!

  3. Guess the sore throat and all wasn’t too high a price to pay for having so much fun the day before. You’ll have to come here and visit – we have more than 100 wineries in a 50 mile radius!!
    Your purple project is intriguing. No doubt difficult with the dark fabric and metallic fiber!! It would be very slow going for me.

  4. sorry about the froggy voice. I have had one too but that is from my sinuses. Here in NY state there is no smoking in public places and I used to feel the same way that you do, the next morning, when out dancing. Now I don’t get that feeling anymore :-0
    Love the mirror that you made for Becky.

  5. Your gift for Becky is lovely Anne! Those Framecraft items are quite handy for finishing things – I’ve made a mirror myself, along with coasters and one or two other things.

    Glad to hear that you survived the morning after 😉 – I hate going into smokey atmospheres, more for having my clothes reek of the stuff afterwards!

    Don’t worry about the LL – it always takes a bit longer than you expect. I’m sure it’ll turn up soon 🙂

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