Sunday, 12 January 2014

Stress & Some Stitching!

That about sums up my week, really. The stress was no one large issue ... you know how you have "THOSE" weeks where a whole lot of smaller things just get on top of you a bit? Well ... that was my week. Back at work after a break that didn't feel long enough and trying to get back into the swing of things, boss going on holidays as I was getting back and not in the best frame of mind to pass the baton, in-laws looking to move, after-holiday-tight budget pinching more than anticipated and a tradie leaving a mess behind that took the shine off a long-anticipated renovating project. (Why is it that a lot of the things we put 'old fashioned' in front of are a dying breed ... old-fashioned service, old-fashioned courtesy, old-fashioned common sense!!!!!!) SIGH!! It really isn't much fun being a grown up most weeks! :0)

However ... my thought is that the coming week will be better ... AND ... I've managed to achieve quite a lot in my sewing room over the weekend. :0) Now ... some of my stitching and sewing isn't quite finished to show you, but I've made a LOT of progress on several projects, so that's been good. But I CAN show you one new finish. Do you remember me sharing a photo of a new design a few months ago ...

This pattern is called "Birdie Bunting" and is a set of three hanger projects ... a large welcome banner, a small birdie hanger and a pocket door hanger. Well ... I made this version for a friend last year as a house-warming giftie ...

Today I finished this for her to match it ...

A pocket door hanger. This is a handy little pocket that could be hung on a door knob, or a cupboard handle, to keep your precious things safe ... sunnies, phone, keys, scissors ... all sorts of things. :0) I just need to find a little something to pop into the pocket before gifting it. If you think you'd find this hanger handy to have at your place, the "Birdie Bunting" pattern is now on my website as a paper pattern or a downloadable PDF.

So ... a week that started off stressfully has ended on a more relaxed, positive, stitchy note. I should have a couple more finishes to share with you soon, but right now ... I'm off to play Polly to sit back with a cup of tea and a little cruise around blogland. Hopefully your start to the year has been a little less stressful than mine ... but I hope there's also been some good stitching time for you. :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS



12 comments:

shez said...

What a lovely set Kris and yes I know what you mean I had someone stay with us for 8 days,no thankyou we took them in and feed her and drove her around and PAID for all the petrol to take her to places that she wanted to go and not a word of thanks,it's disgusting that people have no manners And makes you feel very used.Thats not good a tradesman left you with mess and yes I can imagine you would feel disappointed.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hey gorgeous, wish I could give you the answer...but I can't....not sure what planet some people live on.....totally love your projects....hope this week is better....xxx

KERYN B said...

Beautiful projects finished you are a very clever girl. No I think good old fashioned service is a thing of the past I'm happy now days if I get a thank you. Maybe you should take the rubbish left behind and drop it at the trades mans front door and see how he feels. Have a good day.

Fiona said...

welll I do hope this week is a whole heap better.... did the floor get cleaned up? lovely set.... you know i love it....
see you friday...

Hugz

Susan In Texas said...

I'm glad your week ended on an up note. It's always hard to get back into the swing of things after a break, and even harder when people don't pull their weight like they should. I really love your little banners! The birdies are just darling. Congratulations on releasing another cute pattern.

All the best,
Susan in Texas

Susan said...

Gorgeous pattern. I think a lot of the world is going down a plug hole for now . . .

Kim said...

What a lovely birds pattern.

Kim said...

What a lovely birds pattern.

Mistea said...

Now a little door hanger is a wonderful idea, maybe my floor would have more than the odd foot space! Ha.
Cute birdies. Love the pretty colours too.
Have a fun week.

newsurfiegirl said...

I hope you have a better week this week. Love the Birdies! :0)

FloS said...

I'm glad you have found some fun in your week in the end !!
Florence

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Love the birdies!

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