Monday, May 20, 2013

May IHSW

Thank you all for entering my giveaway.  I will be adding a few little extras for the winner.  For those who haven't entered yet, you can click on the link on the right sidebar which will take you to the post.  Good luck to all!!

Okay, now onto the stress.  I had quite the bad Friday, hoping that I would get a call back for my position but that didn't happen.  I will be waiting with bated breath this week to see what happens.  I truly hope I get to keep this position as I have grown rather fond of the children and want to be there for them next year.  I know if I don't keep this position, I have other options and will fit in wherever I go.  It's just hard to think of leaving a position I finally got the hang of and have grown to love.  Keep sending those positive thoughts and prayers my way. Thank you to all of you who have supported me through this trying time.

That done, I will show you the progress I made for this hermitty weekend.  I focused solely on filling in Hannah's leopard and now my neck, butt and shoulders are sore!! I got caught up on a few shows: Mad Men, The Borgias and the Game of Thrones.  Nothing like a stitch and watch marathon to forget your worries!!

Before:
After:

I love how the leopard is snapping at that little hummingbird!  Only half way done on Hannah and I'm already thinking about starting the JCS 1707 sampler.  I actually ordered a lighter fabric that I think will highlight the delicate stitching and will use the other fabric in the kit for something else.  Along with that order, I couldn't resist buying myself a pair of Bohn scissors.  The scissors I have are nice but I wanted some really sharp ones.  I am loving how the Bohn's snip the threads!


I also put together an old finish but forgot to take a photo, so next post I'll show it.  I still have to put together my Spring finishes, even though Spring is nearly over!!

Note about blog readers  

I tried out Bloglovin' and am not really lovin' it.  I find I have to click on each individual post and mark read, which was time consuming, plus the template is a bit awkward and not to my liking.  So, I gave Feedly a try.  LOVE IT!! Feedly is just like Google Reader but not so laggy or problematic.  It transported all my file folders and the left side bar looks just like google reader except I can personalize it to a deep purple.  I love the look of Feedly and find it very easy to use and more efficient.  So Feedly it is and from now on that is what I'll be using!

Hugs to all!!

Anne

37 comments:

Lee said...

Great stitching over the weekend.
Interested re your comment on Feedly I have yet to change but did note in a report here it was ranked as the best.
Hope you get the call you want

Deb said...

I hope that everything goes for your job and you hear some positive news!! I love your piece and the leopard snapping at the hummingbird!! Love the scissors too - you can never have enough scissors.

I'll have to try out Feedly. I'm using Bloglovin' right now and am not too sure that I like it.

Barb said...

The leopard is looking great! I am sending you my thoughts and prayers about your job. You are just what the kids need!!I haven't done anything about my blog so I think I'll take your advice and try Feedly.

Catherine said...

Continued thoughts and prayers your way ~ I hope it all works out for you. Love your stitches ~ and those scissors ~ beautiful!

Melissa said...

Oh, I will send positive thoughts your way and prayers too! I know the kids would love for you to stay on, Mrs Doll!

Love your progress on the SL piece!

Glad you got a good pair of scissors. When I first started stitching I got a few cute looking scissors but they were really not good for snipping threads. Then I bought a pair of Dovo's and love them!

Good luck this week!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I am sending you all the positive vibes I can muster, Anne! I hope you get the news you're hoping for! Love the leopard and I can imagine how you'd be sore from all that stitching. Sore neck, shoulders and tension are a big downside to long periods of stitching. But boy, the results are worth it! Great job!!!
Love your new scissors. I have one pair of Bohns that I love!
I'm using Bloglovin but don't like the clicking to close multiple posts from one blog. I may check out Feedly.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Your new scissors are super spiffy :) Thanks so much for the info about Feedly, I tried Bloglovin' too and really wasn't impressed with it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I hope you get to keep your current job. I will be sending you positive thoughts. You leopard looks great! You got a lot accomplished this weekend!

Annette-California said...

Hope you do get the news you hope to hear. Still praying for you. Love your progress you made on Hannah.
Sending you positive wishes:)
love Annette

Pull the other thread said...

Have everything crossed for you. Great progress on your stitching.

Valma said...

this piece will definitely be amazing
it really looks like an old tapestry and your stitching is so neat and beautiful
well done =)
happy stitching
xxxx

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely neat stitching, it's coming along really nicely! Hope you get to hear about the job soon & that it will be good news for you x

Chris said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your job. I hate that you are dealing with this stress.
You made great progress this weekend!

Giovanna said...

Well done on finishing the leopard! The sampler looks lovely. I hope you get to keep your position - keeping fingers crossed for you.

Angela P said...

I will hope and pray along with you that you get to stay in the position that you love :)

Hannah is looking wonderful, that Leopard does look like it was a ton of stitching! But with TV to help pass the time, it sounds perfect to me.

I tried Feedly to begin with but didn't like it too much but I'll have to go and try it again.

Have a great week :)

Karoline said...

Great progress on Hannah, she's looking gorgeous.

I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you keep your position.

Lianne said...

I will keep repeating, "I hope she does" "I hope she does" "I hope she does", get the ohone call today!

Positive thoughts and besh wishes to you.

Margaret said...

Yay! Another for Feedly! I enjoy Feedly and have found the transition to it to be painless. I'm really liking it a lot. I thought Bloglovin was too fiddly as well.

Hannah is looking gorgeous! Love your Bohin scissors too. Have to look up the JCS 1707 sampler. I'm pretty sure I have that one waiting too. lol!

Lots of prayers being said for you. Fingers and toes crossed too!

Vickie said...

I am praying for you Anne.
I have not made a change. Not sure I will. I just read the posts off of my dashboard on the home computer. Do I still need to change then Anne?

cucki said...

Positive thoughts and best wishes for you...
great stitching x

Shirlee said...

I am adding my prayers that you will get to keep your position : ) You really accomplished a lot on Hannah! She is looking great : ) I have 2 pair of really nice scissors that I have yet to use because I don't want to ruin them ... lol! I need professional help : ) Maybe you writing about your Bohn scissors will give me a courage to use whatever I have : )

Mary said...

Your stitching is lovely, Anne. You have made a lot of progress on the leopard. There is nothing like good stitching time watching. our favorite shows.
Best wishes and prayers to you for a positive outcome with your job.

Have a good week ahead
I'm a new follower having recently returned to my blog. I invite you to stop by :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I hope everything works out for you Anne, it's not much fun waiting for a call that never comes.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching, Anne! I'll definitely keep you in my thoughts. I'm going through a similar situation at work where I don't know if I'll get called back in to teach this coming fall (I've got a part-time, semester-by-semester position, which is a pain)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Fantastic stitching progress this weekend!

Your new scissors are lovely.

Linda said...

Great progress Anne.

Linda

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Keeping my fingers crossed for your job.

Solstitches said...

Fingers crossed you get the call to say you keep your position.
Lovely new scissors and beautiful stitching on your sampler.
Margaret

woolwoman said...

Anne - sorry you didn't get that call but I'll keep praying for you. Love your leopard - great job - glad you changed out the linen for JCS to your liking. I find I don't typically like kit linen - there I try not to buy kits anymore but I'm glad you are looking forward to stitching it and I watching it come to life. Love your new blog header - very creative and your new scissors are lovely - enjoy! Melody

valerie said...

Sorry to hear the job news. I hope that you get a call this week. Lovely progress on your sampler!

Carol said...

I'm certainly hoping you get positive news this week, Anne...keep us posted! In the mean time, I hope your lovely stitching is helping to ease some of the stress. And, of course, those sweet scissors certainly lifted your spirits, I'm sure :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sending good wishes for the news! Thanks for the tip about Feedly. I'm not Lovin' it either.

Topcho said...

All things positive are on their way to you! I hope you get the call soon :)
I felt the same way about Bloglovin, so I swithed to Feedly. I can't say I absolutely love it, but it suits me better for now.

♥ Nia said...

Wow! Great progress :D
Crossing my fingers for you!! Wish you all the luck sweetie!! Stay positive ;)

Claire said...

Great progress.x

Brigitte said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and hope that you can keep the job thta you have grown to love so much.
Great progress on Hannah, the leopard looks so majestic.
I think I'll use Feedly as well. I saw it at a friend's and she said the same - that it's quite similar to Google reader. And that's what I want, too.

Meari said...

I'm using Bloglovin, but I read the blogs through the email the site sends me.

I used IE so Feedly doesn't work for me.