Crazy January 2011 Challenge, Cross Stitch

January Challenge – Day 13 is a washout

I didn’t get to sleep until after 3am this morning, thanks to my mind tossing and turning with the work situation – I’m just so tired with dealing with the petty and power-hungry nature of some of the people I work with, that I think it’s time to start looking elsewhere … a job that I used to love is becoming an arduous one thanks to the political minefield that our department has become, and I don’t want to lose the thrill I have always had working for my employer.  It may be a while before I find something within the same company, but it’s definitely time to start putting feelers out and keeping an eye on what’s on the radar …

To be honest I’m feeling a bit exhausted to start a new project today, finding scroll bars or Qsnaps that will fit, measuring the centre etc … so I may just flake on today’s challenge day – partly because the remaining designs are not entirely appealing to my mood:

  • Raphael’s Raspberries – this one requires me to baste a heap of grid lines prior to commencing stitching, then the first stitches are queen stitches, so not exactly an ‘easy, make your mind relax’ kind of project, so not an option
  • My Treasures Workstation – I still haven’t decided on my final thread choices for this one, plus I just remembered I haven’t pulled fabric for it yet as I was waiting to choose my threads then match a fabric afterwards … as I’m feeling particularly non-creative, not a good idea tonight!
  • Christmas by Prairie Moon – my fabric still hasn’t arrived in the country (the parcel was sent at the beginning of December or late November some time), which means that’s not an option whatsoever

So, now I’m a bit stuck …

I do have a few other smaller projects already kitted up, so perhaps I’ll just grab some substitutes (they’re just small freebies and charts which is why I didn’t want to include them in the first place as I didn’t think they were significant enough) and start stitching as they’re ready to go and are real no-brainers challenge-wise.  Then I can stitch Raphael’s Raspberries as my final project on Saturday when I have more mental space to think about it – and I’ll continue to stitch the other two throughout the year once I haven’t all the kit contents sorted out … oh, decisions decisions, what to do … 😉

5 thoughts on “January Challenge – Day 13 is a washout”

  1. I’m sorry that you are dealing with all the political cr*p at work. I’d love to work for the company you work for, if only for the benefits, but it’s not worth it for your mental health if it’s a toxic environment. {{{hugs}}}

  2. Dont let others ruin a job you enjoy Anne. Remove yourself from them and let them all have their politics with themselves. It might take a while for them to come around, but it will happen. Take a deep breath, know you have friends out here and enjoy the stitching challenges that you have. Mindless people have nothing in their lives, dont let them ruin yours.

    Take care,

  3. Sorry to hear you are still having to deal with crap at work. Hope things improve for you.
    As far as I know the challenge projects are your decision, so start whatever project you like, no matter how small it is! A few of mine are freebies & ornaments! Go with what’s right for you I say!

  4. I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time at work. It can be so draining dealing with this type of stuff day in day out. I hope you can find a way to improve things without having to leave a job you enjoy.

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