February 18, 2007

Flowers in the Snow: Sunday Sampler

I don't have any progress to show you today, as the little bit of stitching I did since I last posted was on a large project, and it doesn't look any different than the last time I showed it to you. Mostly we've been packing for the move on Wednesday and doing errands relating to making sure the house is ready for us. I'm going to miss our little yellow crocuses, which I planted and are always the first flowers to bloom each year.

I decided against making a move from Big Law to Even Bigger Law. They weren't very appealing when I went over for the interview. There were lots of don'ts--don't make a mess, don't leave cases lying around, don't put file boxes around your cubicle. Sounded mostly like don't have fun to me. Everyone there seemed subdued. So, notwithstanding the extra pay (to make up for the benefits I would no longer have), I'm staying behind. My best work friend is staying for the same reason I am, which is good, but it was hard to pack up all my other friends. As our clients faxed in their releases to have their files moved, we pulled stuff from file cabinets, loaded them in boxes and gave them to the moving crew who came with a truck to haul it all away. In the end it was about 450 boxes of documents. On Friday I started to cry early in the morning and never really stopped the rest of the day. I was efficient though, and everyone pretended not to notice, except for various people from Human Resources who'd come by to pat me on the arm. It will be good for me anyway; I've been bored, unchallenged and too comfortable. It's time to get out and find something more interesting to do, once we sell our present house.
Here's a wintery little sampler I bought on ebay. It's by Eileen Bennett--I like her classic designs--and it's called Frost Worke Sampler. It's to be done on 32 ct Belfast Linen in cream and is stitched with DMC and tatting cotton in a variety of stitches.

Here's an extra sampler for today: "On Peace," from Designs from Pamela. Her photo is unclear, but the design is very intriguing. Someone is fishing in a stream, watched by what look to be a dog and a cat. Fun! The sheer drop of the property is a bit scary-looking though!

I've had fun buying fabrics on ebay to make into curtains, drapes and valances; for a while you may be looking at more of that from me than stitching. But I still set some time aside to stitch--there's nothing quite as calming, really.

7 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your stitching is gorgeous as always Glenna! Love the flowers in the snow too! Hey, isn't it fun getting fabric to make curtains and all for a new home? I have been rooting big time in my fabric scheming about curtains I want to make!!! Oh and I love the idea of us setting together cross stitching instead of packing. Works for me. All we need is some refreshments and we will be set!

Lizzy said...

Your crocuses in the snow are lovely... I am sure the move must be bittersweet... as is the job changes... best of luck with both!

I love *On Peace*... thanks for sharing your find...

Carol said...

Nice!!! The crocus are still a few weeks away in New England, so this was a treat to see today!

Michelle said...

Big hugs. Change, even when it's the best change for you, is often difficult. Can't wait to see the new curtains and valances you have up your sleeve!

Wendy said...

Sounds like you made a good but difficult decision. More money isn't everything in a job.

I love those flowers in the snow - you'll have to plant new ones at your new house!

Jenny said...

Very pretty flowers in the snow! Sorry that the move is so hard for you now, but it sounds like you are making the right decision.

Sue said...

Thanks for showing us your crocuses, I'm sooooo ready for spring. I love the sampler piece from Designs by Pamela, it think I'll need to get that one.