Friday, January 4, 2013

The World Is Back On Its Axis...Temporarily

Going back to school has sure put a stop to a lot of things. :) It has been a pretty drastic change for me. For four VERY LONG months, everything I enjoy took a backseat to school. I guess it was worth it, as it resulted in four A's. For my sanity's sake though, I need to figure out how to keep the things I enjoy in my life, and do what I need to for school. There must be a way? As much as I hate schedules, I'm hoping that maybe that is the secret to having it all. Delusional probably. :)

I've been on break since the 15th of December and I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed it!!! My son and I took a quick trip to North Carolina to visit my daughter, future son-in-law and my grandkitty (their demon cat), Kahlua.

She really is a sweet little cat. :)

After a whirlwind Christmas, I was able to settle down and do what I've been waiting to do for a long time. :) Stitch!

Hannah Cummins by With My Needle - ignore the fuzz and cat hair. :)

Hopefully, I can finish this before I go back to school on the 15th. I've enjoyed the instant gratification of some smaller finishes too.

Good Tidings to You by The Sampler Girl

Dec. 25th Cupboard Hanger by Pineberry Lane

August Word Play by With Thy Needle and Thread. I love the little garden girl!

Having no time to stitch hasn't kept me form ordering some new things. :) The Country Sampler always sends your order so nicely packaged.


I couldn't wait to order Christmas at Hollyberry Farm!

Another thing I have really missed - READING!

I finished A Reliable Wife and am currently reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

My world really has seemed to be back on its axis for the last few weeks. I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs once again and really am going to try and figure out how to maintain this once I go back to school. I've missed my old life terribly! :)

I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!


marly said...

Congratulations on your grades. Enjoy the break and the new stash!

P.J. said...

Awesome job on the grades! It's a tuff balance, but I am sure you can put one or two things in the schedule. We'll be around. Happy New Year!

Natasha said...

congrats on your good grades and also loving your newest finishes!! Are loving The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time? I really did.

Take Care!

Brigitte said...

It certainly was a hard time without your needlework and you books but the As you got make up for it. Congratualtions! Maybe you can change your schedule a bit now that you are used to it so that you can squeeze in a bit of stitching from time to time.
Very nice new finishes and great new stash!

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes, and the WIP is just beautiful - great stitching!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great accomplishment - congratulations. Maybe you can carve out a couple of hours each week, or devote one (or half) Saturday a month to enjoy stitching?? Just keep in mind that school won't last forever, but your stash will wait for you!

Chris said...

Hey Girl!!
So glad to see an update from you. You are doing amazing in school, Yahoo! All that worrying that you were doing before you started.
How was NC? I hope that you enjoyed it.
Lovely stitching and stash. I hope that you find a way to balance everything in the new year.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on your grades! Welcome back, it's nice to see a post from you. Love all of your projects! Happy new year!

Vickie said...

Great finishes. Such a pretty WIP. Congrats on all A's.

Lanie said...

Hi Penny! Let us know when you get that balance thing figured out! I think we are programmed to do it all and we all know that's not possible. Glad you're enjoying some leisure time during the Christmas break!

Congratulations on your grades!

Many blessings (and "me time") in the New Year!

Nicola said...

A BIG congratulations on your "A's". What are you studying?

Lois said...

So nice to see a post from you Penny! Well done on those A's! Hope school isn't so time-consuming this next semester and you get the chance to work on the new stash!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on your results Penny.
It looks as though you managed to do lots of stitching. Hannah Cummins is beautiful.

Carol said...

What wonderful results on your first semester, Penny--congratulations :)

I'm amazed that you found to do any stitching at all with such a heavy schedule! Just love your pretty ornaments and the August Word Play. I'm working on January's now--such darling little designs, aren't they?
Christmas at Hollyberry Farm is on my birthday list for next week--hope the guys get it for me.

Enjoy the rest of your break and best of luck with your next semester's classes :)

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on your grades! It is nice to see a post from you, and I hope you are able to find that balance. Love the stitching you accomplished--and the new stash!!

Julie said...

Well done on your excellant results, fantastic!
You've had some super crafting time during your relaxation time and stitch some real lovelies.

Karoline said...

Lovely to see you post again, congratulations on such great grades.

You've had some great finishes and enjoy the rest of your break from studies