Another full moon and another WIPocalypse update. So, Thine is the Trick and the Treat is done and I decided to turn it into wall hanging. I'm horrible not so good at sewing using the sewing machine. Last Friday I've got brave and made an appointment with the quilter (actually she owns the local quilting shop) for this Tuesday for a private sewing lesson during which I we'll work on the finishing part. I figured that it would be perfect in case I need a fabric or batik or whatever. I'm very excited about this project.
This month I finished So Long Kitty
While stitching this piece I was making an executive decision. I decided to quit my CGA (Certified General Accountant) courses. The whole program had 18 courses and I had 5 more left... that's 2 more years... The completion would give me an accounting designation but do I really need it? I am an accountant, if I decide to work on my own I can do anything except audits and reviews... in 7 years I want to retire... So there it was - so long kitty and so long CGA! And to make things even more complicated I started to think how much I would love to be my own boss. Things are going well, as of today I'm able to cut my job hours because I'm getting more and more clients on my own. I think that by the spring I will have enough work so I can quit my job. Isn't that funny? In today's jobless world I'm thinking of giving up a job...
Another piece that got my attention was French Country - Pig
and love ornament got some of that attention too
Yesterday I tried my luck in the kitchen
and now I feel like the Halloween is near.
While sorting charts I've spotted this:
and of course I fell in love with the owl for the second time. I will stitch it on 25ct over one so the final piece will be just 4" by 4". Some time ago I promised myself that I will not touch 25ct again and all my HAED I'm stitching on 22 ct but now I have an urge to try again... after all it is a small and extremely easy piece.
Oh, and I finished a little square for my charity group:
The winter is already here. There is no snow but the temperatures are pretty low (-6°F / -21°C) and days are getting shorter. The sun doesn't rise until after 9 AM and is setting around 6 PM. Soon all the lakes and rivers will be frozen. Last batches of swans are going south and resting right by my cabin:
Here is a close up:
Yeah, I live in a very cold but beautiful place...
Yep, I just finished fourth page of Thine is the Trick and the Treat. Only two left to go!
I could not have done it without my little ZoomZoom's help. He was holding pages in place...
I also have a new start... Can you guess what it is?
and I was working on a long forgotten UFO
It is a lovely piece but I dislike to stitch on aida... This ornament I bought as a kit and instead of choosing another fabric I started to stitch on the one from the package. I do not mind the look of it, it is just so stiff and not very pleasant to work with. Anyway, I'm glad that I switched it's status to WIP, maybe I can finish it for Christmas...