Friday, October 16, 2009

Don't Faint!

I know, I can't believe it! I actually have a finish. Well, actually 3!!!
I think it is my first for 2009. It's October and I'm just now having my first finish for the year. UGH!!!
These little ornies are for Donna's Stitching for a Cure project. I signed up for this last October and it has taken me the entire year to get them done.

What a year this has been!
To make a long story short and not bore you with the details...the last year and a half has been extremely stressful time. I've been working waaaayyyyy more than expected at work. So, after talking with my boss several times about it, I decided to turn in my resignation. This was a tough decision, especially given the current economic climate, but for the sake of my sanity and health it was time to go. This week was my last official week at work. I have my resume out at several places and pray that eventually the right job will come along.
I think there will be a lot of homemade gifts for Christmas this year. While there are family members that don't seem to really appreciate the time and effort put into homemade gifts, they will just have to get over it!!!
I plan on taking the next week or so and just relaxing and trying to get refocused a little bit. Then I plan on working on projects around the house and getting some Christmas stitching done. I truly hope to finish my Train project. It has been so neglected.
As for my PIF friends...fear not! I am almost done. Hope to have them in the mail very soon!


I haven't been to the movies as much lately since I knew the job was going to end and need to watch those pennies. But, I did see the following over the last few months:

The Informant - This was an interesting movie. I don't think many people will enjoy it, but I found it fascinating from a legal aspect. My husband works for the Federal Court and I worked in the legal field years ago, so we both understood what was going on and were fascinated by it. The movie had a quirky humor that some might not get and it would probably be boring to some. So...while I enjoyed it, others might not. Really like Scott Bakula!
Toy Story I & II in 3D - I LOVE these movies. It was so great to see them on the big screen again. Pixar is just great! Disney/Pixar made this a fun experience with the characters being involved before the movie and during an intermission trivia time. Just plain fun!
Fame - Great movie!

Looking forward to the following movies over the Holidays:
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Amelia
  • Old Dogs
  • The Princess & The Frog
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?

A special thanks to those that have left such sweet comments and sent me emails. It has given me great support during these difficult months.


Tracey said...

Glad to see you're back, and I will be praying for you regarding the job. As for gifts, Sharlotte ( is going to be posting ideas for handmade stitchy gifts every Friday on her blog. She has one posted today! :)

DebbieSFL said...

Love, love, love the ornaments--who is the designer? And, sometimes your health (mental and physical) is not worth the money. Praying for you.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute finishes congrats. And best of luck on the job front, finding something you can love doing is the key. CJ ;-)

Kathy A. said...

Glad to see you back online and blogging. I am sure your decision was very difficult but the right one! The right job will come along and your peace of mind is worth a great deal.

Maggee said...

Great finishes? Who designed them? I would like to stitch them myself, if they are publicly sold. Congrats on taking care of yourself versus your job. I did that about 16 months ago, also, for my health (very recent BC survivor)and sanity after working 70+ hour weeks. Love what I am doing now! Best wishes in finding the next job--I am sure you will be successful!

mainely stitching said...

Those are great!!

Donna said...

So, so beautiful! Thanks.

Carolyn NC said...

Hope you find a new and less stressful job - great ornies!

Cindy F. said...

Love your ornie finishes for Donna!
Good job!!
I hate to hear about your job situation and I wish you the very best of luck in finding a better place to work, very soon:)

Hannah said...

Very nice finishes, Jinger! Glad to see you posting.

Anonymous said...

I thought I commented on these, but I didn't
They are beautiful, Jinger! and I'm not much ahead of you on the finishes.
I can still do some happy dancing for your finishes.

Sharon said...

These are beautiful ornaments-very creative and you know I love the poof around them!