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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Yikes!

It was bound to happen. Silver linings have clouds in front of them. Work has gotten crazy busy. Late last week the company went through corporate-wide budget cuts (again). Last time it happened I got cut and had to look elsewhere for work. This time someone else got cut and I got to inherit more work. It doesn't mean more money, just more work. Yes, I just have to be thankful I have work, I suppose. 

So, that means I am going to take a break from blogging. It's just too crazy right now.  I haven't had any chance to stitch. Instead I spent a few hours working at home today! Oh well, Feast-or-Famine in action!

I do have some finishing to show you though as a "parting" post. Before I went back to work I decided to do some little pillow finishing and I completed two. I also got to try out stitching with some 1/8" chenille trim that I received in an exchange. I just love how it just picks up and accents certain colours in a design.

Here we go. I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.







I so enjoyed finishing these! They are just stuffed with poly-fill. I love the skinny trims. I will definitely do more of this style of finishing!

Well, my dears, know that I am thinking of you even if you don't hear from me. I haven't been online much and please do excuse me if I have not been corresponding as much as I have in the past. I am just trying to keep my head above water!

Thank you for your visit. Hopefully it won't be long before I am back stitching and posting. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of summer! xoxoxo

35 comments:

Lana said...

Your little cushions are SOOO cute!! You will be missed, and I am hoping you are able to stitch and blog again soon! All this work....blessing in disguise these days! Can't wait to hear from you again!

April said...

Beautiful Finishs Melissa!! Enjoy your break and try and take it easy.. Till Later...

Sylvia said...

I hope the craziness at work does not last too long. I will miss reading your blog. Lovely finishes.

Theresa said...

Your finishes are soooo cute!!! Love them!!!! I hope the craziness at work will be over soon, and you will be able to stitch again~

Solstitches said...

Both of these pillows are beautiful.
I agree the chenille trim is perfect for them.
Hope you can soon get into a routine with the extra workload.
Margaret

CATHI said...

Wonderfully finished pillows! Love them! :o)

Cathi

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes and finishing Melissa! They are both very summery.
I hope that things balance out at work soon.

Vickie said...

Great job on the finishing. Take care.

Margaret said...

Oh Melissa, I will miss your posts so much! And emailing with you as well! :( But I totally understand. It really does sound crazy at work. Good luck with it -- hope things slow down eventually so you can get back to stitching and not have to bring home work.

I love your finishes -- the skinny chenille trim is wonderful! The orange you used for the first one is just perfect! And the second one came out perfectly too!

Take care -- hope to see a post from you when you have the time!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, no! I am going to miss you, Melissa! Please stay in touch, okay!? I hope work slows down so that you will come back to blogging. You have always been one of my biggest inspirations!

Lovely finishes, my friend. Both of them turned out beautifully.

I'm gonna miss you!

Joy said...

More work never means more money these days...sorry to hear it. Will be thinking of you and wishing well.

Your stitching is lovely and I agree with the trim.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I will miss your posts Melissa. Hopefully things will get better at work and you'll find a little time to carve out for your stitching.
Love the pillows!

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

glad you found a job...sorry that the job is taking away your blogging time...love the little pillows and the chenille trim...I have been looking for that tiny chenille trim forever and can't find it...any idea where I could get some??? Cheers, Susan

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Sometimes we have to do what we have to do to keep ourselves sane. Please know we'll be here when things settle down. Love the finishes!

Mindi said...

I love both of your finishes, adorable! I totally understand the need to cut out blogging for a while. I've been thinking I need to cut back something in my life, since I'm not progressing with my MBA as quickly as I'd hoped. I've definitely cut back on the number of comments I leave, and really just scroll through the posts in my reader. Good luck, and hopefully things settle down a bit soon.

Dee L said...

You will be missed in blogland while you take your break, but there really are only 24 hours in a day. You are such a beautiful stitcher, I'll bet you'll put needle to fabric here and there and get the wonderful calmness it seems to bring. Happy days until you get back!

Anne said...

We'll keep in touch via email but yikes! That's a crazy amount of work!! Such pretty finishes with that chenille trim! Did you hand sew it on or glue it? I've always wondered with the chenille!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I hope work settles down somewhat, I'm glad you didn't suffer from the cutbacks. I look forward to seeing you back here when you have more time Melissa.

marly said...

You deserve some down time. We'll be here waiting!

Irene said...

Lovely finishes. Take care.

stitcheranon said...

Fantastic finishes, just perfect. Sorry to hear you are so busy but dont worry: we will be here when you come back xxx

Karoline said...

Great finishes & Elizabeth Saville is gorgeous in her frame.

I hope that your work calms down soon

Deb said...

Oh gosh, I hope that things settle down at work. I would hate to not see you blog. I love seeing all the great things that you do!! I love both your little pillows, especially the first one. Love the quirkness of it!

Riet said...

What a cheerful pictures. Hopefully you get more free time in the future. Keep calm! Regards, Riet.

Siobhán said...

Okay, I just left a comment and clicked out -- and as the comment box was closing, I saw 'sign into your google account'. So-forgive the double comment, should the first one appear!

I LOVE your finishes--your finishing is amazing!! Great job. Love the blog header pic, too.

Best of luck with things at work. Pop in when you can. I'm thinking of you!

valerie said...

How unsettling to go through cuts at work. I know how nervewracking that can be. Thank goodness your job is safe. I hope you find a little time for yourself to relax. Love your new pincushion finishes. They both look wonderful!

Giovi's Creations said...

I really love your mini - pillows Melissa! I hope work problems dissapear soon and we could enjoying your posts again! Cheers, Giovi (in Barcelona, again)

Catherine said...

Great finishes! Hope things settle down for you, we'll be here waiting to hear from you when you can post!

Joysze said...

So sorry to hear about work, Melissa. I feel you. That has happened here a few times too. Hang in there.

Finishes looks great. :D

Lennu said...

Dear Melissa, I hope you'll find soon time to stitch and blog again! You will be missed. I hope you'll have some time to relax every now and then!

Lovely finishes! Your stitching and finishing are always so beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Your finishes are so lovely. I also love the little pillows very much.
I hope that things will soon get back to normal for you so that you will find time for stitching and blogging and whatever you like doing.

Suzanne said...

Such pretty finishes!

barbara said...

Popping by during your hiatus to say hi and ask how you're doing. Hope all is well!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful finishes! Loving that sunflower too!

The Joy of Needlework said...

Love your blog, everything is just beautiful. LenZie