Saturday, April 7, 2012

Not So Much...

I haven't been around, lately.  Not so much going on.  I am having a bit of a problem...don't worry...everything is okay.  Just overwhelmed with trying to stay caught up at work (one person new/training and one person who only does half of what she should be doing...and then there is me...trying to do my job plus the overflow in 30 hours weekly.  Yeah.)  I am finding that when I am stressed, my tinnitus increases in volume and makes me very then interferes with my sleep.  Not good.  At all.  But, it will get better.  Count on it.

In addition to not blogging much, I haven't accomplished (read finished) much, either.  

I did manage to do this block for my hand-pieced quiltalong.  Erin asked for a suggestion...I love pinwheels, so this is what we got to piece this week!  YAY!

Here are my blocks all together.  This pinwheel block was Block 11, but I opted out of two blocks...I think I am going to go with just these 9.  Unsure at this time whether or not I'll add sashing. 

I wanted desperately needed a no-stress weekend, so I took a break from my list.  You know the one...with a bazillion things to do on it.  Yeah.  No list weekend!  

So, today I've been knitting...just to try out this pattern.  Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf.  It's a basic knit2, purl2, but there are an odd number of stitches, so that makes it work out differently than if there were an even number of stitches.  The yarn I used is an acrylic that was sent by me Mum and Aunt/Godmother.  Practice yarn.  As the pattern says, 'Mistake Stitch creates a very deep and lofty rib'.  It is truly scrumptious.  

Mowed the dog yard.

Watched a movie..."Tower Heist".  It was okay and had some good comedy in it.

Now for some more relaxing. 

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday.  Nothing happening here.  What do you have going on?

 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."   Jeremiah 29:11


Ann said...

Jacque, I feel for you with your situation at work. Good for you for doing what you wanted to do this weekend! No list!!! Your quilt is SO pretty. Happy Easter ~Ann

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Oh, Jacque, your blocks look fantastic! I hope work gets better. Enjoy your relaxing weekend.

Farm Girl said...

I am sorry it has been a stressful week that is for sure.
I am sorry your tinnitus is not better.Your blocks look great!
We are having our kids and grands over for dinner and hunting Easter Eggs, that is about it. :)

Take it easy my friend, I hope next week is better for you.

WoolenSails said...

It is good to step back and just create for fun without sticking to timelines or a list;) Your blocks are wonderful and look so beautiful together.


Kim said...

Jacque, I am in the exact same office situation. It's no fun, but I refused to bring work home this weekend. Love those quilt blocks. I'm liking the orange.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Wonderful quilt blocks Jacque, I love any colors in the orange family. The pinwheel block really appears to be spinning. Oh, I would love to invite you for Easter dinner, there will be chocolate eggs! Blessings, Julie.

moosecraft said...

I hope your work load balances out soon! I do like the pinwheel block... and all the blocks together look good too! I was cleaning floors in my house on friday and then stitching yesterday. Today is relaxing and stitching too... I hope you are feeling better today! Hugs!