June 01, 2011

The Missing Sunday Post

It's already Wednesday! It has been hot and sticky here--temps in the 90s already--so I've been getting up early to get in my exercise. Then I come back to the house and work on my so-far fruitless job search, which feels a lot like casting pebbles into a dark well--pebbles that are not going to come flying back up with a dollar bill tied to them. I have found that stitching helps manage my anxiety; as you can see from my stitching pics, I have been extra-anxious lately, and consequently I have gotten quite a lot done. I am hoping that one day in the future, safely re-ensconsed in corporate America, I will look at the walls full of samplers I completed and fondly reminisce about the stomach-clenching angst that drove them.

Progress on Dorothy Walpole. I'm actually enjoying the eyelets, and I've started the flame-stitched band, which is swoon-worthy. And yes, Daffycat, "blefs" seems to be a word.


I reacquainted myself with Christinia Cathcart. I did it to take a break from the eyelets. Hah! These eyelets are twice as much work! Of course, it did make the work on Dorothy seem easy when I went back to it. Christinia's eyelets call for a "ray" on each of 16 threads in a 4x4 square, whereas Dorothy's call only for 8 rays in a 4x4 square.


Here's a shot of the section I've been working on. I'd like to finish to the right-hand edge this week.


And here's a shot of most of the sampler. It is really bright, although Dorothy is no slouch in the brightness department either.


Peaches: "A blefsing on the rest of your week."

27 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh dear, Glenna, I'm sorry to hear of the stress and anxiety the job search is having on you. I'm still new on the bench and I'm just enjoying the time off so far but I can imagine that there will come a time when it won't be relaxing anymore.

Glad at least you have your stitching to keep you going! Dorothy and Christina can brighten any day. They are looking very pretty!

The Fab Furs said...

Thanks for the blefsing, Peaches! (fs seems to be an archaic form of ss, but I can't find out why).At least you'll have some lovely samplers to commemorate your "time off"--it does get disheartening after a while.

valerie said...

Best of luck on the job search Glenna. I hope you get a good lead soon. Unemployment can be very stressful. I'm glad your stitching is soothing to you. You have some wonderful projects to busy your hands. They are lovely!

Mouse said...

I'm with you on the job hunting scene .. I wish you loads of luck that you get one soon :)... and yes stitching is a great stress releaser :) love mouse xxxx

Deb said...

I'm sorry to hear about the job situation Glenna. I hope that something comes along really soon. I know that it's a lot of anxiety going through this.

Love both your progress pictures! You're going to pull me in with those pictures of Dorothy. I love how all those eyelets look together.

bunnygirl said...

A blefsing on you too, Peaches!

I'm sorry you've had so much trouble with the job search. Have you tried the public sector? I love working at a university, and I have a friend who has made a career out of being a staffer at City Hall.

Sylvia said...

Blefs you too Peaches. Glenna, I am sorry about your job search and the anxiety that goes along with it. I hope it gets resolved soon.

Your two Wips are very scrumptious though!

Margaret said...

Glenna, I hope the job search turns something up soon. It's a tough job market out there now. Sorry it's been tough for you.

I love your Dorothy! Love your Christina too! They're both gorgeous!

Natalia said...

Glenna, I love your WIPs and I am so happy they help you control the anxiety about your job. It must be a difficult time. I hope things change soon for you and you can find a job you'll be happy doing. Good luck !!

Michelle said...

Glenna, I am sorry to hear about the anxiety and the continuing job search. I am glad your stitching is bringing you a bit of comfort though. Dorothy and Christinina are both so pretty, and how funny you took a break from eyelets on one for eyelets on the other. Big hugs.

Melissa said...

Glenna-Good luck with the job search, I know it's a stressful time. I'm loving Christinia Cathcart, those colors are just to die for!

marly said...

Those eyelets still amaze me. Not only that there's a boatload of them, but they are such perfect little squares. Glad to see Christina - I miss her in your header. I hope the end result of your job search will be well worth the wait!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Both Dorothy and Christina look fabulous. I think bright, cheerful colors are just the thing to help ease those job hunting anxieties. Keep the faith Glenna... something good will come your way.

Nicole said...

Beautiful progress on both samplers Glenna!! Every time I see your progress on Dorothy, I want to throw everything else to the side and get her out!! :)

Good luck with the job search!

Karen said...

Glenna, your ladies are beautiful and I love the colors in both of them! The eyelets in Dorothy are so pretty.

Good luck with your job search. I feel your pain; it's so frustrating. When I was job hunting, it felt like a minor victory to just get an automated acknowledgement that my resume had been received and getting a response - even a negative one - from a real person was an absolute triumph.

Cari said...

Glenna...I am in awe of your work on the samplers. They are BEAUTIFUL. Your work is amazing!! Blefs you!! Happy Stitching

Gabi said...

Great stitching. Dorothy Walpole is gorgeous. LOVE it. Christinia Cathcart is another beauty. Thanks for the blefsings...lol...never heard of that word before.
Hope your job worries will be solved soon

Rabbits' Guy said...

God Blef us one and all! Good luck searching - when the going gets tuff the tuff get stitchng.

What a god-awful time we live in ... stay safe.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Good luck in the jobsearch

mainely stitching said...

Stitching is an amazing way to hold anxiety at bay, isn't it? I'm awfully sorry to hear about your job woes, though. I'd be happy to hire you on as a farmhand if you'd work for room and board, LOL. All the critters are welcome to come, too, of course. ;) Maybe that's an idea - a stitching commune kind of thing.

cross stitch kits said...

very pretty samplers, keep up the good work :-)

Daffycat said...

Now, don't you worry...that perfect job is out there. Stitching is a wonderful stress-reliever, isn't it?

ROFLOL Thanks for the linky and Peaches Blefsing as well!

I'm still in awe of your patience with those eyelets.

Nancy said...

So sorry your job search is not going well...just hang in there something will come along that will be worth the wait! Glad your stitching is helping with the anxiety you feel, you are working on some beautiful pieces!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Blefs to you sweet Peaches! Best of luck to your mama on the job hunt. Dreadful thing it is!
xx, shell

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, both of your samplers look great!! Sorry about the job search.

Siobhan said...

LOL, a blefsing from Peaches--too cute!! I know that in the 'olden days' they did their Ss like that, but it still makes me pause and say the verse out loud to make sure it sounds okay!

Your progress is fantastic! I'm sorry that it's angst that is driving you to be super productive, but I know how that goes. I'm thinking of you!

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