Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Various bits and pieces

Work is killing me this week. By the time I get home, my hands hurt so much that I don't even WANT to stitch. But I have received a new project from GhostStitchers. It's a UFO that is already 3/4 finshed. It is Scottish Band Sampler.

It's the Hungarian flame stitch and 'blackwork' at the bottom that I'll be finishing. The 'blackwork' will be easy, however the flame stitch would be alot easier if the instructions had the entire pattern, rather than a few guidelines and instructions that say "you will see the pattern emerge" and not to worry because "the model stitched is wrong". Let's just say I didn't see the pattern emerging and since I couldn't use the picture above as reference (remember, it's wrong), I had to do lots of research trying to find a Hungarian flame stitch pattern (found lots of pictures). Luckily, one of the ladies on the PALS BB pointed me to a pattern for flame stitches and I was able to figure out the pattern on this one. The repeating pattern doesn't go side to side; it goes up and down. I'll get pictures of my progress on it on Friday before I head out of town for the weekend.

Work has gotten so bad, in the way some people treat me, that I have almost walked out twice since last Thursday. Hubby "talked me off the ledge" once and a co-worker another time. As I'm sick of my hands hurting, I've taken the stance, if my work isn't finished on time, then someone needs to stop overburdening me. Now to find out if any of my managers in the past year have ever gotten around to filing the workman's comp paper work. My doctor won't let me make an appointment for my hands until they recieve the paperwork.


Meari, thank you offering to send me my missing DMC skiens, but it is no problem for me to get them. I have a Hobby Lobby, Joanns, Michaels and Hancock stores near me. Next time I'm in one, which should be soon to get fabric for finishing ornaments, I'll pick up the missing skiens then. Even when the are not on sale, they are less than 30 cent for me.

1 comment:

Meari said...

I don't think I know what you do for work, Lisa. Sounds like a pain of a place to work for, though.