Monday, August 20, 2012

I'm not dead!

Meaning, I'm still alive. I've been around, mostly ridiculously busy. Work, school, housekeeping, etc. etc. But I managed to get a little bit of stitching in. Last Monday was my birthday, which was nice. Very low-key and not a big deal. My parents sent me a bouquet of roses, my friends blew up my phone and facebook, and Handsome Helpful AMAZING Boyfriend got me some Keurig cups and... drumroll... pearls! That's right ladies, I'm keeping him. We also went out to dinner and I got some cake.

Besides that, I have received the 22-count sample from Crafty Princess (THANK YOU!) but have yet to test it out. I'll definitely let you guys know when I do! I'm not in a particular hurry. This is because I'm completely insane and fixed up a schedule for myself - which projects I'm going to do when. Meaning, when I finish one, what am I going to do next, etc. etc. It's all a little bizarre, but has made me very happy.

Now on to the stitching. I took part in IHSW this weekend so I have some pictures and limited progress.

Before:


After but before IHSW:


After IHSW:


The last picture was taken in sunlight and most accurately represents the colors. Also, page 10 is an absolute confetti NIGHTMARE and considering how much of this piece I've done already, that's saying a lot. I'll be lucky to still be 26 by the time I'm done with it the way things look. I actually spent a good amount of time stitching on it this weekend, but what you see is all I got done - I really thought there'd be more! Ah well.

And, of course, TUSAL.


I know I'm really behind with all of your blogs. I've been working about 39 hours a week, doing the school thing, and cleaning, and by the time I'm all done for the night it's time to go to bed and wake up at 6am. No fun... But I'm doing my best and wanted you to know that even if I don't comment, I have been looking! I try to comment as much as I can but sometimes I only have a few minutes in front of the computer for non-school stuff. Either way, I hope you all understand. HUGS!

23 comments:

Linda said...

I think you made great progress on the college Ewa. Makes me want to dig out the jigsaw puzzle and start it.

Linda

sharine said...

Happy Birthday for last week! sounds like it was a good one:)

Yvon (jioya) said...

Happy birthday, it loooks like you had a fun day.

I must say a think you did lots on college with all the other things you are doing.

Hugs Yvon.

Pauline said...

Congrats on your birthday!

Succes with all the confetti!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

sometimes stitching is like that well at least it is for me, feels like I been putting in the hours but have very little to show for it! But we all get there in the end :)

cucki said...

Beautiful Stitchy project :)
Happy belated birthday x

Pull the other thread said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Good work on College, those confetti pages can be a nightmare but so worth it :)

Holly said...

Hello

Happy birthday!

Your wip looks amazing!

Holly x

Valentina said...

Happy Birthday Ewa! Loving your College, is coming along nicely.

The Crafty Princess said...

Hi Ewa
I'm really glad to hear that you're alive and well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like you were spoilt which is awesome to hear. Also glad to hear that the fabby sample arrived. I can't wait to see how you get on with it. All your posting about GK has made me itch to get into mine so I've brought it forward in my rotation.

I like your before, after but before and after pics (LOL you crack me up!) for college, I can imagine the confetti nightmare. It looks fantastic. Beautiful work!
xo Alicia

Cathy Pavlovich said...

I'm glad you're doing well, Ewa! Happy Birthday! Your stitching is lovely as always. Thought I'd let you know that I got a promotion at the library I work at! I'll be starting as an acquisitions assistant in a couple of weeks!
Cathy

Chelle said...

I'm amazed you find time to stitch at all!!! What a schedule you have for yourself...

Beautiful progress. The confetti on the HAED's is really awful. Keep up the good work.

Chelle

Melinda said...

Pearls!!!!! Very Nice. Your College is amazing. And I love the pattern on your teacups. So pretty.

Bea said...

A belated Happy Birthday! And you've made very nice progress - confetti stitching is always so slow. Well done.

Anne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!! He bought you PEARLS! What a good man and a keeper. If a man buys you good jewelry it's a good sign :D Mine has bought me a number of great pieces over the years and I treasure each one!

Great progress on your College. It's really looking amazing...oof confetti. Love those little tea cups too! so cute!

Hugs!!!!!

Stitching Noni said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! Good to see you got spoilt - love pearls :)
College is coming along nicely - well done on getting some stitching done over IHSW. Sounds like you a one busy girl these days :)
Take care, hugs x

Kate said...

You've made good progress on college. Good luck with the confetti. The colours look wonderful in the sun.

Mangogirl said...

Great stitching! good luck with work and everything. sound kinda crazy.
happy belated birthday sounds like a wonderful day.

Melissa said...

Great job with your stitching :)

Happy late birthday and good luck with work and school!

stitchstitchknit said...

First of all - a belated happy birthday =) I hope you will enjoy another wonderful year, lot's of happy moments and good luck =)

Your stitching on College looks fantastic =)

I hope you will have more time for yourself in the next weeks =)

lesli said...

Great progress on College, especially considering it's so much confetti!
Love your TUSAL...where did you get the china cups..they are beautiful!

Hope school and work are going well!!

Heli said...

I have been unforgivably lazy with blogs, both with updating mine and reading others', and my only excuse is that I simply haven't been in the mood for that! So here I am commenting ten days late...

Nice to hear from you again and I totally understand if you don't always comment on my entries - this stuff should be fun and not one of the things that stress you out! I'm sure the confetti nightmare will look fabulous when it's done, good luck with it and work and school! Don't burn yourself out! I hope you get to slow down a bit every once in a while.

Joysze said...

Damn!!! I missed your birthday!!! Happy Belated Birthday, sweetness!!!!