Saturday, January 23, 2010

Here it is the first day of the rest of my life or as many would say retirement.  Yes Friday was my last day of work and what a feeling.  There is that feeling of freedom that we all look forward to but there is also that overwhelming feeling of what am I going to do next.  

It's not that you want to go back to work it's the feeling that now after all these years you can do anything, anytime, anywhere and you can do absolutely nothing and that is OK as well.  I don't think I have ever felt like this and maybe I  never will again but, for today, D (loving know as my husband) and I are going to relax and as my husband loving puts it we are going to practice retirement.  D will be retiring next Thursday and so the two of us will be happy with time on our hands.

My collection of UFO's goes back several years and of course I have my new ones to start so the subject of what to do is overwhelming but it will never be boring.  Like many of my stitching sisters I have multiple projects on the go and sooooo many that I want to do, of course this is creating an endless time period and as I have told D I will have to live till I am at least 120 just to complete what I have now. 

Last year I finally completed a piece that I have worked on for many years and is the source of many jokes both with my family and my stitching sisters.  I completed TW Castle something my son requested in Gr 8.  He is now in 2nd year of college.  After a while it was a project to be finished when he completed High School, then on his next major birthday, and so on and so on.  Last year I finally finshed it and as soon as I can figure out how to put the picture on I will update you all. 

Today I started knitting a sweater that I purchased wool for last fall and reacquianting myself with the tricks of the trade.  It has been a while since I have knitted but it is easier to do when travelling in a car or just picking it up at a short stop.   The stitching pieces that I am doing are the "heron in the snow" and a group of three that join to make one picture those I will also post pictures of when I figure it out.   These are much too large to work on unless it is set up for stitching with lighting and space to stretch out so I will keep these for home and stitching night with the girls.

I have had wonderful help from a fellow stitcher with this blog but I am afraid that I will have to ask again for help and maybe just do a couple of things this time so that it will sink in.   Now that I don't have to worry about work I can refocus and hopefully something will actually stay.

Thanks for checking in and saying hello.   

Keep on Stitching

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Today is the first day of my blog to a new and hopefully fun experience. You know how you get that feeling in the back of your neck that something isn't just right. Well that is about how I feel right now as I embark on this modern day diary. I was at my sister's today and was telling her that today is the day that I am going to figure out how to blog. At which point said ask "what the he-- is that". Have you ever tried to explain something totally foreign to somebody. The easiest way to explain was to say it was a diary that you put online. Of course you have to omit of the juicey parts, don't wish to offend anyone. But actually that is exactly what it is. G my sister thought it would be fun that when she retires to get a laptop and blog with me. This is a person have has difficulty figuring out an e-mail. She also wants to cross stitch and I think that is beyond her talents not that she isn't talented, but to each their own. As of today I have 4 shifts to do and then Yahoo I am retired. Both my husband and I will partake in the life style of the aging babyboomers. After some 42 yrs of working I am glad to say that enough is enough. Now we can both enjoy our hobbies to the limit. My husband model railroading and mine anything with a needle. I guess for the next few weeks I will continue to learn about blogging and will at some point post the progress of my 2 new large pieces. I don't stitch quite as fast as others within our stitching group but I keep at it until it is done. So the game is afoot and I will try not to get carried away with too much blogging and not enough stitching. By the way to my stitching sisters and my new blogging friends who set me up on this past time thank you and happy stitching. Pennie

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year to all my Stitchy Friends

Happy New Year to everyone. This is a new thing for me.