2013 WIPocalypse

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Life and my recent finishes..

Wow... this has been a tough week or two between work and my son. I have been having a really incredibly busy week at work where it's so busy that instead of working 8 hours, it turns into 9-12 hours and without lunch. It just wears us out.
Then my DS has been struggling with school since the beginning of the new year. He just is not focused and has came home with 3 late homework papers just this week plus a call from one of his teachers. DS is a high functioning autistic in a regular classroom. His socialization therapist called me to let me know what was going on. I don't understand though why his main teacher isn't the one calling me. At least I had a good discussion with the therapist. Unfortunately for Ryan, he has been grounded for a week from all of his video games. He was devastated I don't like to be a bad guy, but I'm not really sure what else to do about the situation.
Even though it's been a rough week, I have been stitching a little to help with my de-stressing. It's my main way of chilling out.
This first picture is of one of my UFO's/WIP's that I wanted to finish this year. I know, it's a really small piece, but for some reason I just never finished it. It was originally started for an exchange, and then I realized I wasn't thrilled with it, so I stitched something else for the exchange instead. I did end up leaving the stars off of the bottom of the piece though. Bent Creek Blessings Abound
This next piece is another one of my WIP's/UFO's. I couldn't tell you when the last time I stitched on this before this past weekend. It's been a really long time though. Maybe over a year which is sad because I really like this piece. The first picture is my before piece. This is the way it looked when I took it out of my basket.
And this last picture is when I quit working on it on Sunday. It really felt good to work on it again.

Mirabilia's Touching the Autumn Sky

The rest of this week, I'm going to be working on a exchange piece and maybe my LK Monthly Flipits from my UFO/WIP basket.

I hope everyone has a great week. For those of you who had some questions about Lo, How A Rose, look at the previous post. Thanks!


Sharon said...

Pretty wip's! I hope things get better for your son. I have a son that is the same-but he is in a special class currently.

Vonna said...

I really, REALLY love Touching the Autumn Sky...some day I'll stitch it :)
Good going on yours!

staci said...

{{hugs}} I hope things improve for all of you...the re-entry can sometimes be rough :)

All of your stitching looks wonderful.

Lizzy said...

Sending lots of {hugs} your way, Melissa! I hope things get easier for your ds and I hope stitching helps with your stress... I know it does wonders for mine!

Lovely stitching! :-)

Felicity said...

I'm sorry to hear about your boy ... Your Touch the Autumn Sky is coming along nicely, though.

Zoe said...

You will get it done one day. I finished this one about two years ago and I love it! It hangs in my living room.