Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Pathetic IHSW and TUSAL

That's right folks.... I had a pretty abysmal IHSW this weekend for stitching.  Thank you darling Joyce for putting it on....I plan to actually do better next time.

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That's how I feel!! I can't write for some reason...I think my mind is overheating like my computer with my massive TO DO list to do!

I can't even focus on blogging right now because I have tons of kids files to read and sort and organize.  Which is great.  Not complaining at all. I just wish there was more time to manage all that I am managing. I'm am woefully behind on emails and commenting but I am keeping up with a lot of your blogs!! Sometime soon I will get in the swing of things again and be able to stitch, blog and comment...all things I love to do.  The desire for stitching has pretty much disappeared until I get my brain sorted out.  Thank you all for joining my giveaway and hello to my new followers! Too bad you joined when I'm in a slump :( Usually I have more energy and interesting things to share with my readers.

In case you missed the link....here's my 2 Year Giveaway post.  Be sure to enter!!

Anywho.  How about some photos.

I thought of flushing my pathetic threads down the toilet...but thought better of it.
I lost so many of my threads while camping/traveling....

I really do wish I could have breakfast all day long.  Tori Amos sums up my sentiments on breakfast in the song Purple People; "Breakfast, every hour, it could save the world!"
The crow apparently thinks so too.

My Tётя Mira's Russian rooster egg. 

My Matryoshka dolls...perhaps from my Tётя Mira (Tётя=Aunt) on my desk in my classroom.


Oh and the stitching I managed to do one evening.  I worked on my lovely Jane.  I wish I could spend my days finishing her up.  Perhaps this weekend......

Before:

After:

                  Here's Titus too for those who love to see him.


Pretty boy.....pretty pretty boy.  Lol!!



Hugs to you all and know that I think of all of you and appreciate all your lovely comments and encouragement.  If only I could make another me to manage my workload!!! Crazy thought!



Anne

Edited: I left out the "e" in my own name...lol

38 comments:

Melissa said...

I know the feeling. I've just gotten back into the swing of stitching again after a few weeks of not much progress. So much to do so little time!

Have a great week Ann(e) hehe.

Melissa said...

Holy cow! I reposted that comment a Million times!!!

Sorry!

Barb said...

Don't fret Anne, I don't think I ever had free time at the beginning of a school year!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You'll get there, the start of a school year is always intense.

Nicola said...

Life goes that way sometimes. I find it impossible to embroider when I am overtired or have a lot on my mind. Yet I love to think and reflect as I stitch.

Kate N said...

I have one of those Russian Dolls - it reminds me of my primary school teacher who used to have one! We all get our own name wrong sometimes - I always struggle when someone asks my name..I want to give the war and peace on the various names I am referred as! lol In the words of D:Ream..Things can only get better!

Giovanna said...

Lovely progress on the sampler. Your Russian dolls are so cute :-) I hope things settle down in a nice routine for you.

cucki said...

great progress on your sampler..
the russian dolls are so cute..i collect them too :)
i know your feeling about school..i am feeling the same way sometime..
sending you hugs x

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Sometimes life just gets in the way of stitching, don't worry about - just have a glass of wine a do what ya gotta do

Chris said...

Hey Anne! I hope that you get into a workload pattern that will allow you to find some time to stitch. It will happen. Your Jane progress is lovely.
Hugs to you and the pretty boy!

Annie said...

Stitching is not a race. If it's not the right time for it, just wait til things settle down and you can return to it. Hang in there!

Vickie said...

Boy, Annie's got it right! I feel constantly propelled by others. I have to stop myself VERY often.

Margaret said...

lol! You're so funny with your ORTs on the toilet! lol! Your Jane is looking great -- I see you're tackling the monster bird. lol! It's fun to see your Jane since our colors are different. I think your colors are prettier..... Maybe it's just that I see mine all the time. Are your A&E pretty pink? Mine are! Weird! Love your Matryoshka dolls on your desk! And I do love breakfast as well! Hope your new job is going well and that you are loving it.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you have been every busy. Many of us can relate ~ I am slowly starting to stitch more and desperately need to do a blog post.
Laughed out loud at your threads on the toilet!
Love the egg and the dolls!
Lovely stitches and Titus is cute as always!

Shirlee said...

Things will settle down to normalcy soon Anne ... you can always look forward to that. Love your TUSAL photo : ) Sophie thanks you for the photo of Titus : ) LOVE your Russian egg & dolls : )

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Anne... we all go through those moments so don't despair much... you'll get your stitching time back soon (I hope)I love your Matrioska dolls and the rooster remembers me the Barcelo Rosters from Portugal.. I wonder if they have anything in common eheheh and lovely progress on Jane it's looking gorgeous :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

I really hope things calm down a little for you! Big hugs!

lynda said...

Your desk looks so colorful with those Russian dolls...I'll bet your students love them...what grade do you teach?

valerie said...

OMGosh, I had an abysmal IHSW too! I still need to post about it. But it looks like you made decent progress on Jane. She is looking great!Love your nesting dolls and rooster egg. Titus is as floofy as ever! :)

Pauline said...

I love the squirel!
Take care of yourself...
hugs Pauline

Tiki said...

Your stitching is coming along well and your pictures are always fun to see.

Linda said...

Jane is looking good and so is Pretty Boy.

Linda

Carol said...

I'm sure things will get into more of a routine for you as the school year goes on, Anne. Blogging and stitching may have to be on the back burner for a while, but the nice thing is you can always come back to them at any time :)

Your progress on Jane looks quite good to me--hope you get some stitching time this weekend! Have fun with all "your kids!" I'll bet they're thrilled to have Miss Anne as their teacher...

Mouse said...

mmmm you are at the beginning of where I was ...lol .... coooo at least we can have small orts together ...hehehe
love those wee Russian dolls but Titus now he really is the best photo :)
hope you manage to get into a better routine quicker than me :) love mouse xxxx

Rhona said...

Don't worry Anne, you'll soon get in to a routine.
You did make me laugh about your orts in the toilet!
Love your russian dolls, they look great. I've just finished stitching some Russian dolls, and if i can get myself away from the computer I might get them made in to a card!!!

Bea said...

You'll get back to everything - things will settle down again. The stitching you did looks wonderful.

♥ Nia said...

hahhaha don't flush your threads! You might have trouble on your pipes later :p LOL

Russian rooster egg? That really looks like our portuguese rooster hehehhe Barcelos Rooster! :)

September said...

Hi
Just found your blog.

Your stitching is lovely and I hope you have a good weekend and find some stitching time soon.

Ewa said...

Awww Anne, I feel you! Except in my case, whenever I'm too busy to stitch is exactly the time where I want to do nothing but stitch! It's very inconvenient.

Beauty Bonnet said...

lovely lovely cat!
i haven't been stitching much either.. dithering over the fabric to use!

tracy

rosey175 said...

Hahaha, flushing your threads! I don't think I'd recommend it; what if they got stuck?!? You'll eventually get back into some sort of routine, never fear! Just iron your brain out, heehee~

LOVE the rooster egg!

Meari said...

Love the Matryoshka dolls! Nice stitching progress even though you say you don't have a lot of orts.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

I would have loved to be have been a stitching hermit this weekend but that definitely was not to be. Perhaps some stormy winter weekend. Love your post Anne. Hope you get more time to stitch sometime soon :)

Melissa said...

My favorite meal is breakfast. I can eat it all day long :)

I love the picture of the toilet. hehe.

Great job on Jane though!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one not getting a lot of stitching done. I'm also having trouble settling on what to stitch when I do have the time to sit down.

Joysze said...

Good gollie, Ms Annie... that cat shouldn't be legal!!!!!!

I was going to say... what on earth are your orts doing on the toilet. ROFLMAO!!!

Hey... did you realize the threads you're holding look like a butterfly? ;)

Aww, you got lots done on Jane!!! :D

HJNTR!!!!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the little squirrel on Jane!

Hope things are calming down at work now.

Veronica said...

Aww... I've missed Titus. He certainly is a pretty, pretty boy.

Those rooster egg looks so cool as does the dolls :) Nice progress on Jane too.

Hugs,
Veronica.