Monday, 2 March 2009

February was a lousy month!

While visiting blogs (and I can't remember which one it was) I stumbled on this web site and was inspired to try something similar. The author of this blog made little creative art cards - one per week of the year. They are amazing. Do go have a look.

Not being a really artistic or creative type I thought that a weekly challenge would be too much but during 2009 am going to make a small card per month showing one thing for which that month was memorable. And I will put all twelve in a stitched envelope and keep them.
No problem with January - after all Mr Wright and I met, the shoulder was operated on and all went well. His stitching leaves a little to be desired and the scar is not pretty but the end result is great - so far:-)But February was a lousy month! After twenty years with this firm I was given notice of the big R. It was a shock. I had thought that loyalty and bilingual ability would have been of some value. But anyway you can see why this card is so blunt! I am hopeful of good things for March and that the card will be softer and more positive.

Anyway there was good news over the weekend - I received a lovely package from Sally S with a beautifully stitched biscornu. Sally and I were partnered for the Lizzie Kate Exchange and again for the biscornu - we're old friends now. Sally has excelled herself with this beauty which she tells me is designed by her friend Judith of Twisted Oaks Designs and is named after Sally! How cool is that! Sally obviously read my wishlist too and included a chart I had been hankering for. Thank you so much for a wonderful exchange Sally.
I did some stitching on a Biscobourse. What is that you ask? Well I found the instructions here. Scroll down a little and you will find it. Admittedly the instructions are in French but the photos are in my favourite language and I am having great fun stitching this on 28 count Confederate Grey Cashel linen in a Threadworx floss which is beautiful navy and blue. Its sunny today so Iwill take a photo of progress and promise to post tomorrow. Meanwhile do go have a look for yourself at the Biscobourse!!
And I did go to the LNS but with the redundancy hovering over me Wallet wasn't at all cooperative. She squealed loudly when told that DMC threads have all gone up 15%! We came to a compromise however on three hanks of floss, four balls of DMC perle and some Mill Hill beads. Not a bad haul considering Wallet was a really reluctant shopper. So guess what I did when I got home? I found another wallet, a really pretty red one and after a major indoctrination I fed Red Wallet with an LNS Fund. Red Wallet has agreed that she will never complain when I require her to open her mouth and I have promised to only require that when I really need something!!


  1. Margaret, I'm so sorry to hear about the Redundancy. I don't know what to say. You know the saying 'every cloud has a silver lining'? I hope that is so for you. Sending good wishes your way.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about the redundancy. It's happened to me four times now (and the pay offs get smaller each time...) - I hope that you take the chance to regroup, stitch, and that the perfect job is just over the horizon...

  3. It's sad to hear about the Redundancy. I hope you take this opportunity to rest and stitch. Sending you good luck and wishes.

    On a good note, I had received your Winter Quaker Exchange. It is gorgeous and I will treasure it. I had emailed you and posted pictures on the HoE Too Blog.


  4. Sorry to hear about the redundancy...I assume that is like a layoff? Either way, it doesn't sound good. Hopefully, the next opportunity will be even better!

  5. Sorry to hear of your redundancy - I hope you find something really soon. Maybe your LNS is taking on staff - can you imagine working with fabrics and flosses? Downside would be you would spend all your wages on stash!

  6. That sucks about the redundancy. Love the card, though, as well as January's card. Beautiful biscornu!