Thursday, March 12, 2009

She's So Enterprising

Don't fall over. It's really me. It's been a long, long time. Back in June I attended the first weekend of the Rockome show. It was a great weekend. I woke up the following Monday morning in a training class for a new job. Talk about culture shock!



For the next 6 months I worked a crazy shift, from 5:30 PM to 2:00 AM. My days off were Tuesday and Thursday. In short, it was the pits. On the plus side, we have health insurance and a bit of extra cash coming in. As a bonus, I am allowed to stitch at work if/when the work load permits. Ah yes, getting paid to stitch. Can't complain about that.


In January I earned a day shift. Daylight became my friend, instead of the pest leaking in around the edges of my sleep mask. My days off are still during the week, but now they are consecutive days. I can also attend all but one of my evening stitching groups. Life is good!


When time and energy converge on a quiet moment, I make an effort to stitch. I'm also trying to get back into the swing of participating in the cyber world of stitching. That includes blogging.


Many thanks to those of you who sent me email messages during my time away. I am sorry you didn't hear back from me in a timely manner. Really sorry. I feel so blessed that you cared enough to write. Thank you!


Sometime soon I'll take pictures of my recent finishes. I've even had a few projects framed. Can you believe it? Shocking!


I can't post without including a picture. This is the pink version of Bent Creek's Spring Snapperland. Stitcher's Station in Hillsboro did the framing, and it is perfect. I would have never thought of using two frames.







That's all for now. I'll be back.

14 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Wow! What a happy shock to see you come up in my bloglines!!!

Sounds like life's been quite the rollercoaster lately, but I'm really glad that you're back to blogging. Take care!

Katrina said...

Chelle, it's so nice to see you posting! Love your framed piece.

Diane said...

Good to see you back!

Linen Stitcher said...

Had to stop jumping up and down long enough to type "Welcome Back!!" on my keyboard!! It's **soooo** great to have you back, Chelle!! Admit it. You missed us, too. Just a little, right?

I almost e-mailed you last week because I was wondering how Diane was doing. Is it time for an update??

Sharon said...

Chelle, I almost fell over when I say blog updated on my reader. I am thrilled to see you post! Spring Snapplerland looks great. I look forward to seeing you more.

elisabethB said...

Nice yo read you again !
I think to you all the week because I am sewing a japanese bag and I have found the right place to sew the wonderful dragonfly button that you sent to me in a stitching exchange. Do you remember ? I will send to you a picture when my bag will be finish.
You are like a swallow : you come back with the Spring ! ! ! !

Tobie said...

Hi Chelle, it's so good to see you back! Looking forward to seeing your stitching!

Stitchingranny said...

welcome back. That picture is lovely its not one I have seen before.

Susieq said...

Woo Hoo!!! You're back. I posted an inquiry on the St. Louis Board and they told me where you were, but it's nice to hear from you again. Like the double frame, will enjoy viewing your other work.

Lelia said...

Welcome back!

Erin said...

Good to see you again, Chelle!! And the framing job looks really neat.

debijeanm said...

It's great to see you again. You'd been gone so long I assumed you'd stopped blogging and dropped you from my list. Nice to be able to put you back. Hope life calms enough that we can "visit" from time to time.

Maren S said...

Wow, so nice to hear from you. You have been busy! Good heavens! Post when you can, it's great to see you back again.

Gina E. said...

Hey Chelle! I just saw you on somebody else's blogroll, so I jumped on the link to see if you were back in blogland. Good to see you again, and glad for you that you have a job and everything seems to be working in your favor.