Sunday, 8 July 2012

Breathless & running

Good Sunday morning to you all! My mind is so preoccupied these days that the best thing to do for this post is to do it by categories. Here goes:

While I have had time off working I had hunted down some inexpensive frames and they've been put to good use! Here are the five lined up on stage for a bow! (clap clap clap)

Margaret Harris by Blackbird Designs
Eveline Cunningham by Blackbird Designs
Pinkhouse Sampler by Little by Little
Silk Sampler by Birds of a Feather
Brown House Sampler by The Middle Row
Revised Sampler Wall 2012
This sampler wall was already in existence but I swapped out one and replaced it with the Brown House sampler. I liked it there better than what I had before. 

Giveaway won
I won a basket giveaway from Marly. The box was filled with extra goodies such as two charts and the lovely box. Thank you Marly! I love them all!

Giveaway won from Marly
Update on Elizabeth
I am close to finishing Elizabeth Savilles so I won't show any photos today. Some of you asked whether I can share a list of the fibers used. Absolutely! I will do that when I finish the sampler.

Update on Job Search
Breathe breathe breathe! OK. So I was so hypered two days before the interview (that took place last Tuesday) that I spent my time reorganizing everything around me! And cleaning. Crazy but very productive with good results. 

What I learned was I need more practice with interviews! It's been a very long time since I've had to do an interview so good lesson learned. I have not heard back and I am not expecting I would get the job but that's ok as well, you know. 

The good news is I have an interview this coming Friday for a job I really, really want to get. So, bubble-makers, keep'em coming! lol. I actually have gotten a stack of library books out to do research and homework for this interview because it will be dealing with  subject matters that are new to me. Hence, my reference for being preoccupied these days!  

Summer is here at last! 
The cats are loving the sunshine!

I don't know that this is a very coherent post but you get the picture of my state of mind! It's very focused on the upcoming interview and not much else! Breathe breathe breathe! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!


Giovanna said...

What a gorgeous wal of frame pieces - congrats! Will keep fingers crossed for the interview, good luck!

Kathryn said...

I love your sampler wall; it's beautiful!
Best wishes on your interview. I'm going back to school (at age 51!) and expect to be interviewing for jobs in 2 years. I haven't had many interviews inmy life - always lucked into jobs - so it will be new for me too. I did read some advice that said : 'above all, make the interviewer like you and think that you'll be great to work with'.
Which makes sense, no matter what your qualifications, eh?

Lianne said...

Well wishes are winging their way to you and will be all week ;-))

I love the sampler wall!!!

Have a great week and best of luck!!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I like your new arrangement with your lovely samplers. I will keep a good thought for you this coming week.

Margaret said...

I will be sending lots of good vibes for you to get that job! I can see why you're distracted right now. Good luck!!!! Fingers crossed!

I loooooooove all your framing!!! Oh my gosh! I love the sampler wall too! Wow! So gorgeous!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your framing looks fabulous and so does your sampler wall. Lovely win from Marly.
I'll be sending positive thoughts your way for your job interview.

Cath said...

Fingers crossed and bubbles blowing , lol. XXX

ross said...

bellissimi i tuoi quadri, brava!!!
un caro saluto

Hazel said...

Busy busy! Love your samplers. All good vibes and blessings for the job interview. Hope you get it. x

Theresa said...

Wow!!! What a great collection of framed pieces!!!!! They are all so gorgeous!!!! I would love to have a sampler wall too someday, it's such a great way to display all my pride and joy~ ^^

Good luck with your interview!!! I hope you'll get this one!!!!

marly said...

Good luck on your interview! I can never find frames that are even close to the odd sizes I need. Yours all look custom fit! Great display.

Catherine said...

I am in awe of all of your beautiful finishes!! And your wall ~ stunning!
Congrats on your win ~ love that basket!
Good luck with your interview ~ sending good vibes your way!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I need to go frame shopping with you!!! They are all perfect! More good thoughts for this new interview are coming your way.

Jen Bailey said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love your framing!! And good luck on the interview, I'll send positive interviewing vibes your way! :)

WoolenSails said...

I love how you frame your pieces and display them together. I really need to do something with the ones I have made, time to frame them. I cannot imagine having to go out for an interview, it has been much too long for me.


LaDonna Snellbaker said...

Nothing but positive thoughts heading your way for your upcoming interview. Just be yourself and relax - you will do fine.

Deanne J said...

Your framing is beautiful

Bev C said...

Hello Melisaa,

Oh those samplers are just beautiful. Good luck on the job hunt.Love the photo of the cats, they are so great to watch.

Happy days.

Carole said...

Your samplers are fav is The Brown House, love the frame you chose! Be WILL
nail that interview!

Veronica said...

You've done a wonderful job framing those samplers! Applause indeed.

Will keep sending good bubble thoughts your way. Good luck with the interview.


Chris said...

The samplers look absolutely amazing. you did a great job framing them. the sampler wall is wonderful.
I am looking forward to seeing your new finish.
Good Luck Friday. I am sending more bubbles.

Karoline said...

Your framing is gorgeous, congratulations

Best of luck with your interview, I'll be keeping everything crossed for you

Maggee said...

Those are five very lovely framed pieces! The Sampler Wall is a dream of mine! Your Brown House looks lovely with the others... but I love them all! Hugs!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous framing!!!! Lots of good thoughts your next interview goes well :-).

Loraine said...

Your samplers are fabulous and I love the arrangement of the wall!
Good luck with your job interview! I'm sure you will do great. Keep us posted!

Monica said...

Nicely done! What wonderful work! Hope the interview goes well and you get the job. Just be yourself.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun post! I love seeing your frame choices. They all look great! I hope you end up getting the one you want the most. I'll keep sending positive thoughts your way! I have faith that good things will come to you! Hugs

Penny said...

The only thing better than seeing finishes are seeing framed finishes! :) And of course sampler walls! What a wonderful giveaway win! Sweet kitties. :) I'm afraid mine are looking for a nice cool spot away from the sun. Will keep positive thoughts coming your way!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely gorgeous finishes and frame choices, Melissa! I love your sampler wall; it looks really spectacular.
The kitties look like they're trying to keep cool. Luckily for us, our weather broke yesterday.
Let us know about the job interview. Sending good thoughts, my friend!

Carol said...

Oh, Melissa, what a truly lovely post--those framed pieces are each little works of art! Amazing that you were able to use ready made frames for each--they all blend together so beautifully on that sampler wall. If I ever need advice on framing (if I EVER stitch a big piece again!!), I'll be sure to get your advice...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you on your upcoming interview. I know I would be in trouble if I had to go on a job interview--I've had the same job since I graduated at age 23!! If it is the right fit, it surely will happen... Keep us posted :)

Lois said...

Oh my gosh, I'm drooling all over the keyboard at your latest framed pieces. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I esp love that Little by Little one, that one's new to me.

Job interviews are scary! Good luck on Friday, you'll do much better having been through the previous one. I'll be sending lots of bubbles your way!

Glad you're finally getting a little bit of sun. Here's hoping we get some soon too!

Andrea said...

Your recent framing is wonderful. I love the "new" sampler wall.
Sending lots of good luck vibes for Friday.

Anne said...

Melissa, you have to tell me where you get those frames!!!!! I promise I won't fight over ones that you want!!! I'm always searching for the perfect frames and can never find ones like you do! Those are spectacular! Love that wall of Melissa stitching :D Fabulous giveaway you won too!! I hope you find time to breathe! You will need it for Friday! I'm keeping you in my thoughts and hope all goes well. Make sure you get some proper rest the day before!! Love the sun cats!!


Ranae said...

Beautiful collection of framed samplers.
Fab give-away

Rowyn said...

Beautiful stitching and beautiful framing Melissa!

Isn't it funny how cats always find the sunny spot on the carpet. :-) Too cute.

Best of luck with the interview.

Anna van Schurman said...

Great job with the framing. Love Eveline Cunningham's frame.

Good luck with your interview.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow look at all those fantastic framed pieces!

Best of luck on your interview.

Faye said...

Your framed wall of happiness is just amazing~~~ I love each and every piece!!! Good luck on the interviewing.... And, thanks for commenting on my blog...I appreciate the kind words,


Teresa S. said...

I am a big fan of inexpensive frames and framing! (yes, that means I have gotten some frames at the dollar store, thrift stores and garage sales :)
And every one of your samplers look like you spent big bucks on the frames!

The sampler wall is amazing and inspiring to me :)

barbara said...

I hope your upcoming interview goes well. There is an art to it, that's for sure. Fingers crossed.

Your stitching and framing just blow me away. WOW!!

Brigitte said...

Ohhhhh, these pictures leave me in awe ... very impressive and also inspiring.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your framing! They all look fabulous! Aren't interviews scary?! I could definitely use some brushing up. It's been 8 years since I've ever had one. Best of luck on the job search!