Friday, 22 February 2013

Prayers please

We have sort of had some good news tonight and I just wanted to ask for a few prayers that it comes off please.

Colin had a phone call from someone who he used to work with at a different company who asked if he would perhaps be interested in a 4 month temporary contract starting in April.  It is for a pilot project and they need to know staff are interested before they accept the project so there is still a chance it could all go horribly wrong yet.  It wouldn't start until April so he would be jobless for a month but once he gets a foot in the door he is likely to be able to stay and work on other projects.

It is quite strange because this is the company that a lot of his work colleagues went to about 8 years ago when his previous employer closed the office and made everyone in it redundant.  At the time it was a case of going self employed and with 2 youngish children we didn't want to take the risk, hence him going to the current company.  Many of his old colleagues are still there so it must be ok and posts are now salaried.

I am really keeping my fingers crossed that it comes off as it sounds like a good company and he would know and like his colleagues. So please keep us in your prayers.

Thank you xx

Updates - most of them belatedly!


Turtle Trot is updated on the Turtle Trot page, so I won't do that here.
Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men is updated on the 6 Fat Men page, so again, I won't post that here.
My TUSAL one is actually up to date and was posted on the correct day...woohoo!
I won't do a WIPocalypse round up as it is nearly the 25th and I hope to get back to blogging, so it might as well wait for that.
Theme-a-licious is overdue for the mid month round up but it had the end of the month reveiw in a few days too so I will leave that for another week or so.

But...saying that, here's some pics of the progress so far.

6 Fat Men
Henry VIII
Santa's House
Confetti of Hardanger
Garden Tools
Around the World
I have to admit to having been VERY naughty.  I have joined the Stitch a Pixie SAL on facebook.  So here is my floss toss followed by progress so far.  The photo doesn't do justice to the fabric which is a piece of SMF Angel Dreams (I think.  I will have to check the bag).  I love the colours on her which are VERY different to the chart pack photo. She still reminds me of a Cancan pansy rather than a Sweet Pea though.

I have finally caved in and bought my first ever Chatelaine design.  Colin was looking over my shoulder as I was drooling over them and saw Roses of Paris.  To cut a long story short, he twisted my arm up my back and ordered me to buy it (or something like that).  I'm just waiting for it to wing it's way into my inbox now :)
We went to Paris for our honeymoon and visited the Musee D'Orsay which has one of Colin's ancestors paintings in.  I can't remember what the name of the artist is though.

Sadly there is no news on the job front as far as Colin is concerned.  He will join the ranks of the unemployed on 5th March but his last day is next Friday as he gets 2 days 'garden leave'.

And this a cat who was desperate to sit with Colin?  What you can't see from the photo is that he had a book on his lap so Smudge couldn't sit there and had to 'improvise'...bless him!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart

I wish I could lay claim to having stitched this gorgeous design, or to such lovely finishing...but I can't!  This is  the photo that Jo sent me for my Secret Stitching Sweetheart.  Please reveal yourself Sweetheart.  If nothing else you need to teach me how to make a bow like that!

If you would like to see the rest of the Secret Stitching Sweetheart blog participants please 'hop' over to Jo's blog at Serendipitious Stitching and see them all.


Monday, 11 February 2013

February TUSALs

Here it second TUSAL offering.  This month has a bit of Cinderella, Around the World and Confetti of Hardanger mainly.

So there you go :)