Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Year, New Goals, and finally, a post!

I'm alive!!! And kicking, lol! Sorry for such a long absence, life got really crazy. Hopefully some pretty WIP pictures will make it up to you all.

So what happened to me you ask? Well, money has been tight, so I was casually looking for a second job, and the perfect posting came up. Great hours, good people, and I could work from home. So I applied, thinking I had a slim chance. Lo and behold, I got a phone call offering me the job back in September, and of course I had to accept! Who wouldn't want a job working for the company who keeps her addiction satisfied, and get a sneak peek at all the pretties that are going to end up in my shopping cart? That's right, I work for Heaven and Earth Designs now! I don't think I have ever been (busier!) or happier with a job, so I hope you all will forgive me for disappearing, I had a really good reason, honest!


So onward to the good stuff, pictures! I haven't had as much free time as I would like to stitch, and my rotation has changed (again) as I was getting overwhelmed with new starts and having too much on the go. I have downsized my WIP's, again, and retired a few to the UFO pile, hopefully to be picked back up once I get some finishes in. So my side bar has been updated with everything I am currently working on, and I will be keeping my stitch totals updated.

Ascendant


Still working on the second row, but not much to go before pages 11 and 12 are done.  


Sadness of an Angel


Slowly but surely...still dislike this one but need to get it done.


Asiria


Not much progress on her, my goal is to get at least a page done on her this year, hopefully more.


SK Water Dragon


I finished the first page on this one. Loving the fabric, but it is so hard to get a good picture!


The Ghost


She is so much fun to work on, but slightly creepy now that she is watching me.


One of my McBAP's (massively complicated big ass projects) that I started.

Trapped


Pretty boring so far, lots of dark greens and browns.


Another McBAP, I will be lucky if I finish this by 80 years of age.

Large Treasure Hunt Bookshelf



This is by far my favorite WIP at the moment, lots of bright colours and details!


Waterfall Dragons


Still slow and steady on this one, hoping to get some more done, as it really does stitch up nice.


Dragon Witch Furionchires


My dream chart from Nene Thomas, hoping to make some major progress on her this year. 


And finally, my non-HAED for this year, a birth sampler for a friend's little guy. 


His 1st birthday is in April, so hoping to have it done by then.


Phew! So 11 projects on the go, slightly crazy, but manageable at this point. I will admit I have another new start waiting in the wings, but am behaving....for the moment!


Happy stitching!
Nikki xxx

12 comments:

Kate said...

Congrats on the new job!! YOur projects are gorgeous!!

Annie said...

All your stitching is beautiful, and congratulations on the amazing new job! But then, why wouldn't they want you to work for them.....your projects are great advertising for them!

hkittypink said...

Fabulous WIPs! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress, plus congrats on the job!

Do let me know if they need a UK person! lol! :)

Thea Wilson said...

Nice to see all your WIP's in one place! Love the fabric you're using for SK Water Dragon, bright and beutiful!

Miamina said...

Happy New Year and YAY for blogging again :)

I know I've said it before, but congrats on the job. I am thrilled that you are enjoying it so much!

Your WIP's are beautiful! I can't wait to see your progress on them this year. I know you don't like stitching Sadness, but it looks beautiful and will make a perfect gift!

Thank you for all the encouragement you gave me last year!

demeter83 said...

You have many beautiful projects, and I'm sure that they'll all become even more beautiful as the year goes one... why has Sadness of an Angel upset you, she's gorgeous?

Emma/Itzy said...

Congratulations on the job - it sounds perfect!

All your stitching in lovely, I can't wait to see more progress.

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats on the new job, sounds just wonderful.

Love all your progress, can't wait to see more on all your projects this year.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D

The Crafty Princess said...

There you are, I was worried that you had left us.

Congrats on getting your (my) dream job, and may I say Nikki as one of your customers you are doing an awesome job.

I forgive you for your absence as you provided us with so much stitchy eye candy. Lucky!

All your charts are fantastic, I especially love Ascendant and Waterfall dragons. Why do you dislike sadness of an angel?

Happy stitching and great to hear from you!
Alicia xo

stitchstitchknit said...

Congrats on getting a new job, working for Haed sounds great =) And best of all, it makes you happy =)

I love all you projects and new starts =) No matter how long it will take you to finish these, I will be here to cheer you ;-)

Maureen said...

Ooh gorgeous wips! And congrats on the job -how fab is that.