Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Last week's updates

It's been an eventful week again so far, job wise and weather wise! On Monday we had a lot of snow and the girls and Stuart had a "Snow day" off school. I had to go into work as things were going on!! My friend Julie was made redundant, she was in charge of accounts and they reckon our Head Office in Kansas are going to run this side of the business. Of course some things will have to go on in the UK so the boss has said it'll mean more work for me!! great. At the moment we have one of the accounts guys over trying to sort things and tomorrow we are all supposed to be meeting to discuss how it will all work. I am a little apprehensive about how much they'll want me to do as I have no accounts training.... but at least I have a job. The paycut talks are still in the pipeline but shouldn't include me!
Yesterday was still snowy so still no school for everyone else.... thank goodness they have returned today! Although the forecast says we'll have more heavy snow tomorrow! Fun!
As to my rota last week, here are some update photos - Firstly Warwickshire Map.

I didn't get all of the Crest completed but made a good start, it got a bit boring.... but I am determined to not put this away for too long again as it is close to being completed.
I also worked on Dusky Dreams, I haven't taken a photo as I have just a tiny bit more to do so I added it to my list for this week also to get it complete. It has 2 buttons/beads to go on that I will try to buy on Saturday, they won't be the exact match to the pattern but I'm sure I can find a good substitute.
Lastly here is my progress on LK Housework, it is coming along nicely and I already know how I want to finish it..... in another type of wall hanging!

I have been busy working on the Ebay order since Saturday and have 1 and 3/4 completed!! I have also worked on my Family Tree a little and Johnny Depp. I think I should get Johnny completed also by the end of the week..... how exciting!

Anyway I am at work now and am writing this during my lunch.... so I'd better go and actually eat my lunch.

Happy Stitching

Ginnie x


Gaynor said...

It is not nice, this works business. I am glad your job is daughter has just done an accounts course at college, one evening a have run a household so you have an advantage.
The stitching is looking lovely..cant wait to see a finished Mr. Depp.
Take care and try to keep smiling.

Tracy said...

I'm glad you are not going to lose your job. So many people here are losing their jobs, it's scary. I'm almost finished with graduate school and I've afraid that I won't be picked up as a teacher though one county is hiring 79 new teaching positions.

Your stitching is lovely, as always!

Tracy said...

sorry..."I'm" not "I've"


Kathy said...

Hey Ginnie

Talking of Snow Days the boys had one yesterday and they could well have another one tomorrow, but it means loads of stitching time for me lol.

I love your map of Warwickshire, it looks great so far, looking forward to seeing more of it.

Hugs xxxxxx

Angela said...

Both your WIP look fantasitc! I especially love the LK and think it will make a wonderful hanging. Looking forward to seeing your finish :)

Shellie said...

all looking great hun well done

geeky Heather said...

Glad you still have a job!!

Your map is looking great...since you are working on a map, I feel the need to point you to Catherine Jordan's designs, if you have not seen them: She adds some fabric-safe paint to her maps and the result is stunning!

Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching, Ginnie. I'm excited to see the finishes soon!

Chiloe said...

Great WIP Ginnie: your rotation is working great ;-)

Wendy said...

Hi Jayne! Your map is looking fantastic! I have a "thing" about maps so really appeciate your work on that project! Never seen a map in Xstitch before, really pretty. Can't wait to see Mr Depp!! drool drool....
Glad its' looking like your job is safe hun, but best wishes in managing your new roles at work.
My heart goes out to you..x..

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love that map, I think it is something I would love to make.........

Gill in Canada

Theresa said...

your map is looking fabby Jayne. I am glad to hear that your job is safe.

Anonymous said...

Its good to know that your job is safe, as there is so much change everywhere with with others going,

Your stitching is all looking great,
My 2 have only had tues off this week, there hoping for more days off soon,

Julie said...

Lovely progress.

I'm sorry to read about your friend and that your job is safe.