Monday, January 5, 2015

Not A Bad Start

Hello Friends!
  I hope that everyone is ready to get back to the day to day after the holidays. I am. It has been pretty gloomy and rainy the last couple of weeks is NC. I had a cold over Christmas and have spent too much time at home in my PJs.
  It has been nice sleeping in my own bed  next to Rich. I miss the guy. I did quite a bit of cooking. I miss that too.
  We did get out for a hike on New Years Day.
We drove up to Hanging Rock State Park. The sun was actually out for a little bit.
Here are a few more views. 
It was nice to be out. Now that hunting season is over Rich and I need to get back to our weekend hikes.
  Yesterday I joined some friends for lunch and to see the filmed version of this play...
It was excellent, great performances.
 I also finished Beggar's Night by Threadwork Primitives.
I started this probably last March. It is so nice to have one project out of my stack of WIPs done. I have Beggar's Fourth kitted up but I am resisting starting it. I need to get Nancy Johnson finished first.
  So all in all not a bad start. I am heading to Florida this morning for some meetings. I got an email from my supervisor on Friday saying that my responsibilities will be changing some. Very frustrating. We have been going through a merger and I just want the dust to settle and to move forward.
  I am going to see a dear friend while I am in FL that I haven't seen in about 18 years. Woohoo!
  Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Chris

26 comments:

Nataly Koplovsky said...

Lovely photo of you and Rich. Your finished piece is beautiful and you'll have it ready for Halloween. Sounds like a great start to me.

Vera said...

Glad you are feeling better Chris and that you and Rich were able to get out hiking. I miss that...
Lovely finish on Beggar. I've gotten some stitching done over the weekend, but it is slow going. Good luck with the work situation...frustrating, I know. And, safe travels!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great way to start the new year: spnding time with your guy, a beautiful hike and a finish

Brigitte said...

Your new year's hike must have been wonderful, landscape, weather, everything at its best. And so nice for you that you could have a stitching finish. What a nice design.
I hope that this year won't be frustrating at your job and that you will find enough time for hiking and stitching and cooking.

Ruth said...

Travel safely and have as good a time as work permits in FL. Sorry about the chaos at work-- I totally understand, my company is forever (and ever) buying companies so every few months there's shuffling.... I hate every moment of it. Sigh.

Congrats on the beautiful hike and the fresh finish.

Vickie said...

I am so glad you and Rich have had a nice chunk of time together again.
Good for you with that finish!
Have fun in Florida. :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You've had to cope with a lot of change at work Chris, I hope it settles down again quickly. Enjoy Florida.

Robin said...

Glad you were able to get in some hiking over the weekend. Congratulations on your finish! I hope the dust settles for you on the work front. Hope you have a good week in Florida.

Robin in Virginia

Hazel said...

I bought my husband the Wainwright Walks books for Christmas which are about all the walks in the Lake District here in the UK. I am hoping we will be able to get out as a family a bit more. Nice to see you are feeling brighter. Love your stitchy finish. x

Melissa said...

You are off to a great start. That's a wonderful photo of you & Rich - definitely framable!

Good luck with work. Mergers are definitely unsettling.

Loretta said...

Love the finish! Congratulations!!

Carol said...

Hope the rest of your year goes as well as the first few days have, Chris! Looks like a great hike you two took and I love your newest finish :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your New Year hike provided a lovely vista to gaze upon! Safe travels to Florida and have a great time with your friend!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Awesome pictures Chris. Enjoy Fla.

Jackie said...

Hope the changes to come are ones that affect you in a positive way. They're coming for me too.

I always enjoy seeing your hiking photos! Congrats on your finish!

valerie said...

Im glad you got a holiday break to recuperate and spend with Rich. Love your new finish! I hope you find a better routine. I still haven't been successful juggling everything I have on my plate. Happy New Year!

valerie said...

Im glad you got a holiday break to recuperate and spend with Rich. Love your new finish! I hope you find a better routine. I still haven't been successful juggling everything I have on my plate. Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Hope you're over your cold. Nice that you got to be at home for a while. Nice finish! Hope you have fun seeing your friend in FL. Hope things settle down at work too.

Krista said...

Great pic of you and Rich! The countryside looks amazing! Love the new finish. Those designs are so sweet. I will have to look for that movie here, I am a big Bill Nighy fan. Enjoy your time in Florida!

P.J. said...

What a lovely picture...must have been refreshing hiking after the holidays and being cooped up. Getting antsy to go on our first snowmobile ride. This will help with the long winters. It's sooooo cold right now it's hard to be motivated beyond the front of the fireplace. Must have been a cat in my previous life. Haha.

Julie said...

Hope the merger doesn't cause you too many headaches.
Super finish.
Lovely pic of you both.
Xxx

Annette-California said...

Beautiful photo of you two. What a great hike & stunning views!
Congrats on Beggars Night finish!
WOOHOO!!! Safe travels & hope all goes in your favor in FL!
love Annette

Susan said...

So glad you were able to get out for a hike. Great photo of the two of you. Congratulations on finishing Beggers Night - I like that series. Hope you have a great time in Florida and safe home.

Karoline said...

Definitely a great start to the year.

Congratulations on your finish, it's lovely.
Save travels & I hope you have a good 2015

diamondc said...

Hi Chris: Lovely photos and the one of you and Rich is so sweet.
Nice stitching finish.
I hope 2015 is a very good year for you both.

Blessings
Catherine

marly said...

Catching up - enjoyed the post and the Beggar is so nice! Sorry you were under the weather but glad you had some down time.