Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Updates and GG - May 2017

2 part post! 

First: It's been a quite a while since I last posted...beginning of the year to be exact lol. Since starting the new job my schedule has been hectic due to different training classes I've had to attend in addition to the in house training. Other than that, I have been much happier, have had spent more quality time with my family, and my health has been the best it's been in a long time thanks to the stress level change. While I am still a 911 dispatcher, I am at a different agency with a different call volume and and taking different types of calls. 

In addition to the new job, I also have not been able to post because I decided to go back to school. I took 2 classes online for the spring semester just to take it slow and try to work it around child care and work. Luckily, I surprised myself and successfully completed both classes with As! My goal was at least to get Bs in both considering all the changes I was making this year but my daughter has been my biggest motivator and I wanted to do the absolute best that I could. Since I did so well, I decided to push myself again and take 1 online class over the summer term. At the time I didn't realize that it was actually a "half-term" class which means it started on May 8 and will be done on June 19...I'm going to really need to focus and hope I do well. Again, I have set my goal at a B. Wish me luck!

Second part of my post: the cross stitch update! Seeing as the 15th was Monday, that means it's time for GG! I haven't had much time to actually cross stitch but the past 2 weeks I've been working on a piece for my best friend's wedding gift. I had found a kit in the store that I really liked but did not like the colors at all. 

Here is what it looks like from the kit:

Here is what I've done so far using my own color scheme:

Seeing as their colors are white, gold, and a splash of teal, I decided to go with that color scheme and thought they would look really nice on a black aida. I'm playing with doing the letters with a variegated teal-blue floss (since their cake is going to be a teal ombre design) but I'm not entirely sure just yet. I will have to play with it a little. 

Overall I am happy with how my choice of colors have been working out and very pleased with my progress in working on this a few days each week so far. I plan on hopefully completing it sometime over this weekend and then mount and frame it for the June 11th wedding! 

This would leave me with a couple weeks to work on another little piece that has been on my heart to do for my friends in remembrance of the friend they lost a year ago during the Pulse tragedy.  


  1. Thanks for taking part in GG this month (year!). I love the colour changes you have made to this design. Black fabric always looks striking and I am sure the teal will pop beautifully.
    Congratulations on your studying too. Not easy around work and childcare.

  2. Congrats on your A's in classes. Love the colors of your piece.

  3. Your changes to fabric and floss are perfect. Congrats on doing so well with school and job .