Well, it seems my mojo has totally deserted me over the last month or so – I haven’t touched a needle, literally, in over a month! Work stresses and personal stresses have just seen my head too cluttered to stitch … while normally stitching would bring me relief at times like this, it had reached the stage where the thought of stitching just felt overwhelming for some daft reason. Instead I’ve been spending lots of time on my laptop checking out stitching websites and just being generally lazy and doing ‘nothing’.
As for work, I still have a job but there are lots of people who have been in the company for many years that I worked with really closely that have now left, and they still haven’t worked through all the levels of the company yet, so many more heads yet to roll. Even though I know my job is safe, it’s still very disconcerting and upsetting while other colleagues and friends still wait for the decision affecting them. They haven’t given me much time to ponder it, though, as I was given a new ‘project’ to work on with an exceptionally tight deadline, so it’s been back to working 14-hour days again over the last couple of weeks, and next week will be “the week from hell” where I’ll be planning to pretty much sleep there for the week!! At least now we’re back working closer to home I know I can be home in 20 minutes at the end of the day, so that’s a blessing if nothing else.
And as for today … well, would you believe it, today I’m going to FINALLY break that mojo curse, and I’m going to pick up my needle and do some stitching to try and get back into my stitching routine. I have a huge list of TV shows I need to watch on my DVRs (so much that one has stopped recording because the memory is full!!), seeing as I haven’t been keeping up-to-date with it much, so that’s a perfect excuse to chill out at home with the TV on and my stitching on my lap 🙂 It will be interesting to see how much I can get done this weekend after not doing anything for so long!! Here is my skimpy progress on Fern since my last WIPocalypse post, which was done a month ago now in the last week of February …
One good thing, though, is that I’m being forced to take annual leave and long service leave before the end of June … as I can’t afford to go anywhere, that means having 3 1/2 weeks of leave between now and then … I think I just may enjoy a couple of 2-week leave blocks around the home lazing around stitching – there’ll be no excuses not to get my mojo back then, that’s for sure!!! 😀
UPDATED TO ADD: Oops, I forgot that the question for the March WIPocalypse was where our favourite stitching spots were … I have to admit since my new flatmate moved in he’s pretty much taken over the lounge and my favourite stitching spot in there is no longer my favourite unless he’s gone out for the weekend … instead you will now only ever see me sat up in bed doing my stitching, so this is now my favourite (actually I’ve always enjoyed sitting up in bed stitching, anyway, so it’s no hardship!).
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Maybe I can persuade Ken to drive us up to Sydney in his new car for a few days….I’m not even thinking about flying anywhere until that Malaysian plane is found. Gosh you don’t have much luck with flat mates, Anne. There must be SOMEONE around who is stitch/craft crazy and would adore to share your flat??
PS did the roll of canvas turn up?
Some extended time away from the job and sleep would do wonders for you! Hope you get in lots of stitching today and the week is not as hellish as you fear. Hugs!
Sounds like you will reallly appreciate your break when you get to it! I worked a forty hour week the one before Christmas – the first time since having kids. I must say I don’t miss them!! (The working hours, not the kids LOL)
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