Saturday, September 18, 2010

no time and too much stuff to do in it

(if that even makes sense). This pretty much sums up my existence at this point. Things be a bit hectic. Between the kids' school stuff, work (inconvenient and often boring but unfortunately necessary), volunteer activites, and a house that needs cleaning no matter how I try to ignore the problem, there's the fact that I've signed up for a zillion exchanges and need to stitch for my BF's birthday, DD's birthday and the school's annual fundraising auction. It's so bad I actually dragged out a calendar and made a stitching schedule. My blogging and blog-reading and commenting have definitely gone by the wayside!

I have a (very few) things to show. I did do a lot of stitching during vacation but I think many of those finishes will end up being exchange pieces, so I won't show them here at this point. I didn't go too crazy at my favorite cross stitch shop in Reading (about two minutes after we walked in the door DS asked when we were leaving) but I did pick up a few BBD patterns--one of which was the Peacock Pinkeep above-- and indulged in some Belle Soie for the first time (which I love). I also finished a few WIP's including this little Goode Huswife quaker.

I hope to have some exchanges to show soon. I had to stitch a replacement piece for Mayte for the BBD exchange since this went missing, much to my distress (although, according to the post office records, it was delivered, Mayte never received it--she lives in an apartment complex and I am afraid someone might have stolen it). I sent the replacement piece with signature confirmation required, but she never received the notice (although, again, according to the P.O., a notice was left). I hope the second turns up since I don't know if I can produce a third!

Thanks all for letting me rant. I promise the next post will have more stitching and less complaining : ) At least the weather's cooled off...and only a little over a month until Halloween!!


natalyK said...

I am also working on peacock pinkeep. I chose Blue Lagoon and Collards greens Belle Soie. I would love to know what fabric and colors you are using. Sorry to hear about your exchange piece. What a bummer.

Margaret said...

What a bummer about the exchange piece! Yes, I've had papers about having to pick up a package never show up as well -- sometimes the USPS can be rather unreliable. I love seeing all your WIPs! I know that feeling of too much to do in too little time. Ugh!

Catherine said...

What a shame about your exchange!! Beautiful piece!

You were so close to me in PA!!!

Welcome back!

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes! Sorry you had to stitch twice. That is really sad. Hopefully this will arrive safely. x

Anne Sans Tete said...

Love the peacock!!!

- Lisa N.

Meari said...

Your bag turned out nice. Too bad it got lost... twice! How disappointing.

Take a breather. You've been so busy!

staci said...

Beautiful stitching! How sad that Mayte didn't receive that gorgeous must feel sick about it!

Pumpkin said...

WOW! With your busy schedule, you've still managed to stitch AND finish some lovely pieces :o)

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Whoa girl... you need to hit the brakes and slow down! LOL. That's life ain't it:) I sure do love your stitchin'. Impressive!