Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stitchy update no. 3 - Skiving!

Umm, I think I said last week that having completed part 3 of MTM, I would be concentrating on Paradigm Lost. Well, I lied, a bit anyway. I think I managed the grand total of about 2 hours on PL and have been neglecting it ever since.

The reason? Well, I've been having far too much fun working on Nova! So much so that I've completed row 3 and look to be on schedule to complete row 4 this week! I've been keeping Nova as my 'bedroom' project that I stitch on in bed if I'm having rest when I get home from work, or late in the evening before I settle down to sleep. The plan was just to do the odd block here and there, but I've just been enjoying it too much and last week it crept into my evening stitching slot too.



5.18pm - looks like Blogger doesn't want to talk to Photobucket. And I really liked that slideshow too. Well, if you're really interested, you can always look at it here. Otherwise, you'll just have to make do with the whole thing.

And the whole thing looks like this -


Or at least, it looked like that at the weekend. I think I've added another 3 or 4 block since then.

I also made 3 of these at the weekend, having been reminded via the other Lesley's blog, how much I like fruit loaf and that I've been meaning to bake some for a few months!


I couldn't believe how quickly my neighbour appeared after they came out of the oven and managed to walk off with one. And between the 3 of us, we've nearly finished a second now. Number 3 is in the freezer.

I've been bringing some fruit loaf to work with me this week for lunch, but it hasn't survived that long! I've been feeling in need of a treat of some kind by about 11am as I'm finding work rather frustrating right now! It seems that, because I'm going on maternity leave in about 6 weeks, this has given all sorts of people permission not to talk to me. Consequently, I'm feeling a bit left out. And unfortunately, because I am going on maternity leave in about 6 weeks, it doesn't seem to be worth doing anything about it. It's not as if there's a major problem, just a bunch of frustrating, niggly little things.

Ho hum, roll on 5.30!

11 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Golly! That stitching is amazing! I genuinely thought it was patchwork fabrics sewn together but I couldn't understand the background and the unfinished third row until it suddenly dawned on me that you had embroidered them! Absolutely beautiful! Lucy x

Itching To Stitch said...

Nova is such a beautiful piece. You are doing a gorgeous job with it ;)

Lesley said...

I love that stitching - you must have so much patience!! Glad to see you're enjoying the teabread. Ours never gets as far as the freezer!
Hang on in there at work - only 6 weeks and then days to do what you want to do (i.e. blogging!)- for a while a least :)

Lesley xx

timetostitch said...

Nova is a beautiful piece! I'm so happy I found your blog. I had a baby 2 years ago and am thinking in the far reaches of my mind about having another - with work/home/age...I have my hesitations...big kudos to you! Best of luck on the pregnancy and will keep my stitching fingers crossed all goes well with the BP (I had this issue towards the end of my pg as well)
Petra

Barbara said...

Mmmmm ... homemade fruit bread!!

Sorry about your work woes. One of the drawbacks that I suppose a lot of us have encountered. :(

Kristin Stitches said...

Nova is beautiful. I have it in my stash and seeing yours makes me want to start! I may have to reconsider my rotation and fit it in this year.

Mary said...

Oh I just love Nova! I saw a finished sample in one of the shops here in Tulsa last April. I have been toying with the idea of buying the book and starting it. But, it looks overwhelming and I was not sure that I would stick with it. Instead I got Genny's design called "First Step" and I am adding a square here and there to it. Yours looks terrific! And it looks like a fun stitch!

Julie said...

Nova looks super. Good job the smell of that fruit loaf didn't reach me otherwise i'd have been round as well LOL. Hope the work issue improves for you - maybe they are in a flap thinking they wont cope without you ....

Sally said...

Wow, Nova looks fantastic! Beautiful colours.

The fruit loaf looks delicious.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

You know that what you're experiencing at work is very common. It's all about their trying to adjust to losing you and preparing themselves for it. In a way, it's a compliment, Lesley!! It's a form of seperation anxiety, believe it or not. So, just try to understand it isn't you, and smile alot. They'll be so happy to have you back when the time comes. So many people don't know how to respond when they lose someone they care about...even if it's just for a little while. Though, all this doesn't make it any more pleasant or understandable for you, and I'm so sorry for that. Love ya! Deb

tkdchick said...

Nova's going to be amazing!