Sunday, February 2, 2014

College #53

I'm trying to get into the habit of posting once a week, not because I feel like I should but because it's a great escape from all my responsibilities and makes me happy. It seems as though school will be pretty terrible this semester, as far as amount of work goes, but at least it's the last semester and I have an awesome countdown going (100 days left!). I have been trying to set aside some time in the evening to stitch, however, and here is my progress so far:

And now:

That's about 1,300 stitches into the page, which isn't bad!

I must admit I have been doing a lot of knitting lately, mostly because it's easier to sit down and do a row sometimes without having to set anything up. I got some gorgeous yarn for Christmas and a hat knitting book so I have been trying to take full advantage of that.

On the job front, things still aren't great. There's been retaliation, my hours getting cut for no reason, and I'm pretty sure there's one person who is trying to force me out. When school gets closer to being done, however, I'm going to start looking for something else, and that has definitely been a comfort.

Yesterday it was in the mid 70s and today it is snowing. Big, fat snowflakes. I don't really have to deal with snow very often, so I tend to gaze at it in amazement. It's pretty magical.

On the wedding planning front, things are really picking up. 244 days until the wedding! The save the dates have gone out. The invitations have been ordered. The tuxedos for the guys picked out. The band has been hired. The florist has received her deposit. The bridesmaid dresses have been picked out. And the honeymoon destination has been chosen (Iceland!). I guess the next step for me will be to work on the wedding website and the registries and print out the enclosure cards. Whew! Lots still to do!

And with that, I'm off. Happy stitching, everyone!


Cathy said...

I'm still in awe of your stitching! Hang in there with your job -- something great will come along.

stitchstitchknit said...

Your stitching looks fantastic =) There must be something going on, I'm stuck with knitting, too (because I need to concentrate less)
I hope school will still leave you with some time for crafting (besides organizing your wedding, which will be gorgeous!) . I hope things will brighten up on the job-side soon.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I am so glad that you are posting once a week on your Blog...good for you.

What are you going to school for?

Your Progress is looking good...looking forward to your next stitching progress on this. I really love this one.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Linda said...

Wonderful progress Ewa. I so enjoy seeing this piece.


Xeihua (Sara) said...

Amazing progress :) And happy that you are looking forward your future despite what's going on at work... Good luck with school and with the wedding preparations :) Enjoy it :)

The Crafty Princess said...

Great progress Ewa. I'm glad that with everything going on that you still stitch in the evenings. It's my fav relaxing thing to do too. You seem right on track with the wedding preparations. That's great! Good luck with school and I hope everything gets better at work.
Alicia xo

Faith... said...

That piece looks amazing!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching.

Lonneke said...

Great progress.
I agree about the knitting. :)
It sounds like you are really busy, but still on track with the wedding plans. Well done!

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress :) I am amazed every time I see this design... How do you keep going with it?
Sorry to,hear work isn't the best at the moment, I hope things improve soon with your job
Have lots of fun with the wedding organising
Hugs x