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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Autumn exchange and bad news

We had a small autumn exchange with some cross stitchers in Finland. I got this lovely pillow from Jaana. I like it a lot! :) It brightened my quite a dark day. Thank you Jaana.

I stitched a small pincushion to Minna. The chart is a pumpkin from Cindy Mae Designs' "Halloween Quaker Ornaments" and I stitched small candies on the sides. I stitched it with one thread over one on 30ct linen.


Today I had more time than I usually have on Thursdays. I was told that I will lose my job. They said I don't have stay today if I didn't want to and I drove home. My husband and I went to pop by at his parents summer cottage and I took this autumn snap there. It has been a very hard day and I have to say I've cried a few times. I guess I just have to start planning the future and try to get over this. On the bright side I have a huge stash so at least I don't have to stop doing what I really like because of the lesser income, lol... dark humour on this dark day.


18 comments:

Sandra :) said...

I'm so sorry about your job - this economy is frightening everywhere! I hope everything works out well for you - now you'll have more time for stitching!

Daffycat said...

***hugs*** Poor Sari! I'm so sorry for the news about your job. It's such a blow to the ego to be told you aren't needed any more. I hope you find a BETTER job one day!

I love the pincushion you made! What is this stuffed with? I'm curious how you got it so "square" looking?

Cindy said...

Oh, Sari...big hugs to you. I know exactly what you are going through. I lost my job back in March. I was confused and sad for quite a time, but realized that there is always a reason for why things happen. I'm starting to see a few bright windows open for things I was only able to dream about before...and now they may actually become a reality! Hopefully you can get to that place sometime soon. Just take one day at a time :)

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Ronel said...

Good Luck! Have faith that all will turn out ok! {{hughs}} Ronel

Michelle said...

I am very sorry to hear that you lost your job but I am sure everything will work out. Make the most of your stitching time :)

Gaynor said...

I too am out of work and I know lots of people in the same position as you. This will pass. Recessions come and go and always will. Think of the wonderful lays in on these cold dark days, hot soup (cheap and nutritious) and loads of stitching just in time for xmas. Think if it as a stitching holiday until you go back to work. And we are all there for you.
((hugs))

Siobhan said...

(((((((((((((Sari)))))))))))) I am so sorry to hear about your job. I hope you'll find something new soon. Take comfort in your stitching--I find that stitching eases my mind as I stitch my frustration and hopes with every cross.

Beautiful exchange piece! And the picture of the lake--beautiful! I love it.

Shelleen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your job. I hope you can find another one. Love the Autumn/Halloween pieces.

Micki said...

I love the pillowcase and the autumn colour that you used.
Micki

tkdquintmom said...

Sari, I'm FINALLY getting around to visit people who have visited my blog...:) I'm so sorry to hear about your job loss! Something will come through I just know it. Hang in there!

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your job loss. I hope that bigger and brighter things are coming on the horizon ...in the meantime, enjoy a little extra stitching time. These "rainy days" are why we store "stash" during the good days, :)

Carla said...

Sorry to read about your job loss. I'm sure better times will come soon.
hugs!

Cindy F. said...

Oh Sari! I'm so, so sorry to hear about your job. I hope you find an even better one very soon! Sending you big hugs!!
Jaana's little pillow is adorable and I love your pincushion. Beautiful finish!
Keep you chin up friend...better days ahead!

Hazel said...

Oh Sari, I have just stumbled across your blog and what gorgeous stitching exchanges. I am sorry to have stumbled upon it just when you have had bad news. Hope things start turning around soon.
xx

MarchAnn58 said...

Sari, hope everything works out for you with a new job.
I have always said our stash is a good thing for us. I know when I retire in about 2 years I am going to be happy I have so much stash. I should only have to buy floss once in a while.

Lula said...

((((Sari))))

Thinking of you x

Margaret said...

Hi I've just come visiting your blog. Sorry to hear about your job. I was made redundant from my job in March this year. While I got a new one I am not enjoying it and still feel sad about the huge changes that have been necessary. We have spring here in NZ so the days are more beautiful and warm -

Micki said...

I love your stichery Sari, but I was saddened by your losing your job. I wish you well, and I hope that all works out for you!
Micki