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My stitching mojo is AWOL

The last couple of weeks have been quite stressful … while there have been highlights that have been really positive, there is the underlying stress at work as the company I work for makes some big decisions on reshaping the business drastically.  This of course means a lot of jobs are about to get axed or restructured, and we’ve already been given the hard line to expect that our team is going to be hit badly along with everyone else.  While everyone is still continuing along with their day-to-day business, and taking on new work etc, there is still that underlying ‘tension’ that is ever-present as people leave and positions are not filled, and you witness numerous meetings being held with the most serious faces you can imagine.  This is the 3rd time I’ve experienced this since moving to Sydney, and this is perhaps the biggest one we’ve faced yet … and quite frankly it is a bit emotionally draining continuing to witness the events and still keep working hard and trying to ignore the atmosphere …  I keep trying to tell myself not to think about it, as the outcome will be out of our hands either way – and stressing over it isn’t going to change the outcome.  I guess either way, we’ll all find out over the next week or two whether we still have a job (albeit a very different one, no doubt) or whether the grim reaper has arrived at your desk and has come to help you pack up your belongings.  In no way do I feel badly towards my employers though, it’s something that they really do have to do, and probably should have been done a long time ago … and I’ll continue to feel proud to work for them and support them in whatever decisions are made … but from a personal perspective, it’s obviously unsettling for now …

Add to that I’ve been just generally feeling really run-down thanks to my B12 deficiency, it’s lead to a very ineffective week’s worth of stitching – I’ve just not been in the mood to stitch whatsoever over the last week or two.  That mojo that was going great guns has just dwindled down to nothing … which is not good, seeing as I have my pixie that I wanted to give as a gift to my penpal in the first week of March … have a strange feeling that’s not going to happen, especially as I’m missing 2 skeins of Kreinik #4 braid and 2 packets of Mill Hill Magnifica beads!  I still have a couple of canvaswork threads that need to be posted by Nordic Needle (they were on backorder since before Christmas), so I’m going to ask for those to be added to my order seeing as I’m already paying an exorbitant price for shipping from them!  Then it really is a case of being really frugal with money for the rest of the year where stash is concerned … plus I’m going to go through and try and sell off a lot of my stash that I know I won’t stitch – I’ve already managed to offload some charts for a song through an Aussie Facebook group, but there is still lots left that I need to get rid of, so I guess I should finally learn how to sell on Ebay and get rid of them!

Anyway, enough of the doom and gloom … here is the progress so far on Fern by Nora Corbett … pretty sad really!  Here is the before photo from my WIPocalypse post, and how she sits now …

On a more positive note, however, I put my hand up to volunteer at a recent CEO Cookoff charity event – it was an amazing night and I really enjoyed the opportunity to help out and see the joy on the faces of the guests and feel like you were making a difference to their lives, albeit it for such a short time.  There were about 900 guests who are predominantly from homeless shelters etc, and some well-known local chefs donated their time to cook for the guests, along with some high profile CEOs (including our own) cooking as well and who raised funds through sponsorship for the event.  It was incredibly hard work, but incredibly and exceptionally rewarding – and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!!  I’d be happy to wear my red “Community Champion” shirt again with pride!!

10 thoughts on “My stitching mojo is AWOL”

  1. So sorry about your stress with the job. These type of situations are always dreadful. My prayers go with you. It is understand that the stitching mojo is awol. Mine would be also. Even mine is a bit awol with the dreary winter here in “Chicago” (Chi-beria this winter). You did accomplish much in that last post. Give yourself some restful time off!

  2. Doom and gloom at work is no fun, Anne! Once upon a time, I had a similar experience with the company I worked for. Hope you can find some energy to pick up your needle a little more often and perhaps work away some of the stress. Hugs!

  3. Oh Anne I can really sympathize with you!!!! I think it is the constant tension and the resulting stress that really affects people… I know that two weeks into a new job I have been overcome with the sads for all sorts of reasons – some not even work related. – even walking passed your old workplace down here has set me off… Hang in there beautiful and while no comfort to you at the moment know that you have a great support network behind you who care… x x x

  4. I’m so sorry you’re going through this stressful time – I hope things improve and you get some peace of mind. Fern is looking great.

  5. Sorry to hear there are problems at work, I think it is the same the whole world over right now. I hope it all works out for you.

    Looking at your For Sale page, I noticed a number of Just Nan charts, if you still have them they are very much the “In Thing” this year, thanks to Zeb’s SAL. If you put them up on one of the FB pages they would snap them right up! Stash Enhancers is a good group.

    1. Oops, I forgot that page was still there … I should really remove it, as I’ve since sold most of the JNs for a song already … oops.

      I belong to an Aussie stash unload page on FB so I’ve just been selling most of my stash locally … will be putting a few more things out there soon, though J

      Thanks for thinking of me though! Xx

  6. So sorry about the stress with work. It really sucks and I hope that soon you can put it to bed and move on, hopefully whilst keeping your job!

    My Mojo has gone too, because I am too tired come the end of the day. We moved just before Christmas and we are still trying to settle in. We can be mojo-less together xx

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