Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Knotgarden, an update

Last month, when Summer Knotgarden was put away, I had every intention of finishing early this month so I could get Dorothy that much closer to a finish.   This is a picture from 6/16.

Then, early on June 18, I submitted my application to another employer.  By 4pm, I had a phone call from the CFO of this company requesting to set up an interview.  We set that up for 10:30am on the 20th.  By 9am the next morning, I had another call from that CFO offering me a job.  Holy cow!  I've been looking off and on for over two years!  AND this was for about 6.5% more than I was making.  I asked for the weekend to decide.  Monday, June 24th, I accepted the offer.  Why do I tell you this?  Because my new job is so much different from the old one!  I started on July 8th.  Since my kids were in camp last week and I had to pick them up earlier than 5pm, I did not take a lunch break except to inhale something to eat.  So no stitching. :(  Even though they were at their grandma's the week of the 4th of July, I've made little progress on Summer Knotgarden.  Some of that can be blamed on a couple of books I've read too.

Anyway, progress as of July 5th was slow but there.  

And 7/11 had part three finished and I was starting to move to parts 4-6.

My husband is working all weekend so I'm hoping there is lots of time for stitching so I can finish sometime in the next week.  The boys are going to a friend's house during the day so I can get to work earlier.  I'm thinking I will eat while I'm working and stitch for a half hour or so and still be able to leave by 4:30 every day.  The best of both worlds I hope


Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

good luck with the new job - hope you manage to juggle family, work and still find some stitching time for yourself, knotgarden is looking lovely - Amanda

Jo said...

Congratulations on the new job, hope it goes well. Your stitching is looking amazing, really love this design.