WIPocalypse 2012

Monday, December 06, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

...in my front yard. Seriously, no snow all of November and now over the last two days we've been hit hard by lake effect snow. So much for easing into winter weather.

Oh, and that flu I mentioned last time- it was kind enough to take me out for Saturday and Sunday. How considerate of it to hit me on the weekend when I was supposed to be off work anyway. Thankfully Joshua never did get it. His cousin Luke did the week before Thanksgiving and it did not sound fun at all.

But on a slightly happier note, I'm counting down the days til Christmas break like a kid this year:) And no, I'm a pharmacist not a teacher so this has nothing to do with school but it is job-related. For awhile now I've been not so happy with my current job. It was great before Joshua came home when it didn't matter how many evenings I worked or how far away I had to drive but it's just not as much fun with a 2 year old around. I miss him when I work evenings which is 2-3 times every week right now. And between trying to balance his care and everything else I'm involved in there just isn't time for anything anymore so I've been on the lookout for something new since my current company can't offer anything better right now. And I found it- 32 hrs a week with full benefits plus only 1 evening per week, location is 10 minutes from home and it's the same schedule every week so I can actually plan things in advance. Bonus is that it just happens to work out that I can finish up at my current company just in time to have the last two weeks of the year off before starting my with my new company in January. Merry Christmas to me!

I know I promised stitchy pics last time and I brought a couple along. Until this week I had been focusing on Dragon Moon which is slowly growing...


Dragon Moon 12/6/10

The tail section took awhile because of all the confetti but I'm hoping to finish another page next time I pick this up which will be after all my Christmas ornaments that are presents are finished off. Almost all the stitching is finished, just need to sit down and ornamentify them.

Oh, and I did TWCOE again this year. I really wanted to have a TW ornament to exchange but just too much to do this year so I finished off a non-TW ornament and sent it and totally forgot to take a picture before I did. I have a picture of what I received from Terry though.

TWCOE 2010

She was kind enough to send an extra one for Joshua too. Thanks Terry! They're perfect and I can't wait to hang them on the tree we'll hopefully be setting up on Wednesday.

5 comments:

Jo said...

Aren't they lovely!!! Terry is a star - she sent me the most amazing TW!

Jo said...

forgot to say - congrats on the new job, it sounds ideal!!

Christine said...

Yay, congrats on the new job! Love your ornaments, too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Dragon Moon is going to be gorgeous!!! I think this is the first time in ages I haven't participated in the TWOE, I miss it!

cocobebe3 said...

Hi! I am working on Santa's Magic right now, and I am halfway finished. I wanted to change some colors, so I googled it and found your finished piece. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and magical!!!! I am so excited to finish mine now. I am not a pro at stitching yet, and I really want to learn more about silk options as opposed to linen. Again, you did a wonderful job, and I am curious to know where you put him for Christmas. I may hang mine year-round when I finish! Thanks again for sharing, Holly from Kansas