Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rested

Greg and I just got back from our annual "No Tech" vacation at my parents cabin in the NE Georgia Mountains. By no tech I mean no internet or cable services - only NBC on the tv. It was a gray and cold week. We loved every second of it! Plenty of time to stitch, read, watch movies and just be together without distraction. The temperatures were about 30 degrees less than what we are experiencing here in Florida. Yep, the loooong hot summer has started. Not my favorite time of year.

I took some knitting and my sewing machine. The sewing machine didn't see the light of day. I did knit a bit but stitching and reading captured my interest. I finished Hallow Eden. What a joy it was to stitch! I also started a new project but don't have pictures as yet.
Hallow Eden by Plum Street Samplers
Hallow Eden by Plum Street Samplers
Called for threads
40 Count Purely Primitive Newcastle

Here is a close up of the snake. Oddly enough, my favorite part of this project is those little stars one of which you can see a bit further up. The use of muted color with the bright bits really seem to catch my eye.
Close up of the snake

So it's back to work tomorrow. Exciting news for me in that area - on June 1st I'll be starting a new position with the same employer in another division. I'm very excited about it! Lots of new things to learn, little to no travel, and while it started as a lateral move it's ended up being a promotion.

I have lots of blog reading to still catch up on and I hope to do that today and tomorrow. I'm not feeling overly inspired to do much today. I hope everyone has a great Sunday and that your stitches are happy!

41 comments:

Deborah said...

Love Hallow Eden. Congrats on the promotion.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your promotion and your finish. Hallow Eden looks wonderful. Glad you enjoyed your vacation... sounds perfect to me.

Dee said...

Congrats! You've gotta love those promotions. Hope you love the new job!

I like the way the snake is incorporated into the S. But, I think my favorite part of this project is the colors. So pretty.

Linda said...

I'm so happy for you, Jackie! Two wonderful bits of news... your promotion (congratulations) and that you'll be at home more; and your restful get-away. I'm really glad you pulled out your stitching and enjoyed it. Wonderful!

One of these days, I really will meet you! After visiting The Villages, Florida, it looks like we may end up there! So exciting. I'll keep you posted.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your well deserved promotion Jackie. And with little to no travel, that will be great - you have more time to stitch, right. Sounds like a perfect vacation that you had, no tech is a good thing for all of us I think.

Simone de Klerk said...

Welcome back. Good to see you again (o:
What a lovely finish.
And oh, just a few more days and you will start with your new position. Congratulations. Good luck and lots of fun.

Stephanie said...

I think we should all experience a "no tech" vacation! It should be an annual event. Your work is lovely.

Daffycat said...

Nice finish, Jackie! That snake is a hoot!

It's lovely to get away for a while and to gets lots of stitching time in is always a bonus!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful stitching !

I have a good day

marylin FRANCE

Theresa said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation you had~~ It is nice to break away from internet and cable once in a while~

I love your Eden finish!!!! The colors are really nice~~~~ Even the snake looks cute~~

Congratulations on your promotion~~ Less travel must be good news~~

Deb said...

Love your finish!! You know how I am with those A&E's! I love everything about it!! Sounds like your vacation was fantastic and your new job wonderful. I'll bet you're beyond happy that the travel will lessen!!

Sylvia said...

Love how your HallowEden turned out. I agree, it was a fun stitch.

Glad you got away and had such a nice time.

Catherine said...

Sounds like my kind of vacation!! I love Hallow Eden - I'll have to add that to my ever growing list of want-to-dos!

Beth said...

I just went to check Orlando's weather -- we leave in three weeks -- 94 degrees! Love the stitchery -- too funny!

Pat said...

Congrats on the promotion. Your stitchery is really nice and I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. No-tech is REALLY a getaway, isn't it?

Barb said...

That is wonderful about your promotion...and little to no traveling that is even better.

Annie said...

Love that sampler! Sounds like a wonderful vacation away from everything.

Congrats on the new job situation. Nice to stay close to home for awhile.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the finish. I love the snake, and the colors in the tree. Those orangey and rusty shades are beautiful. Can't wait to see your new project too. And I'm glad you enjoyed your week away. It can be nice to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while.

Karen said...

Kudos on such a pretty finish! I just love this design. Hope you have a nice transition back into the work week.

Happy stitching....

Margaret said...

Congratulations on that promotion -- and little travel too! Yay! Glad you had a nice vacation as well. Love your Hallow Eden -- it came out so pretty on that fabric!

valerie said...

Yay! Love Hallow Eden! Such a fun design. Sounds like you had a nice getaway. And congrats on the new job! I'm sure you're thrilled to be travelling less.

Tonya said...

I love your stitching....it's amazing

Gabi said...

Gorgeous finish. Love those colors.

Melanie said...

Congrats on your promotion!!!!

QuiltSue said...

Congrats on the new job, and on finishing your project. It looks great. How do you plan to use it?

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing Hallow Eden - it's just lovely! Glad you had a nice vacation, and well done on the new position!

Michelle said...

Your Hallow Eden is beautiful! It looks like such a fun stitch. Congrats on the promotion too!!

Krispian said...

That looks excellent. A lot of thought and work has gone into this piece. How long did it take you to make?

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

bisous bisous de France

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Congratulations on your promotion! It must be exciting to be doing something new and also to be traveling a bit less.

I was just thinking the other day how summer has started here in Florida. I miss the cooler weather already lol.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your finish and it sounds like a great time at the cabin (my kind of vacation).

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on your promotion! YGG!

I love your Hallow Eden. Your no tech vacation sounds wonderful, though I think I'd be crazy not being able to check my e-mail!

Patty C. said...

I don't have that pattern but Now I am going to have to get it -
I love alphabets & adam & eve -

Yours is soooooo lovely !!!!!

woolwoman said...

new job and little travel - YGG - that is great news - extensive travel can wreck your personal life not to mention having NO energy left for anything but that. Your HE is a very cute finish - love the colors. We just got back from the N GA mountains - we were in Hiawassee - wouldn't that have been funny to run into you in a gas station or something LOL - see you soon - Mel

Suzanne said...

Good to hear that you had a lovely holiday.

Very nice finish with Hallow Eden!

Sally said...

Sounds like a wonderful time away Jackie. That would do be nicely:)

Your finish is fantastic!

Kim D. said...

Congrats on the promotion Jackie, good for you. I'm glad you don't have to travel as I know that must get really old. Your Hallow Eden is beautiful! It's always nice to get away and relax with a good project.

imquilternity said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation away from the heat. And, congratulations on the new job/promotion.

Carol said...

Just returned from vacation myself and am catching up on my blog reading--yours sounds much, much more relaxing than mine. Let's just say I need a vacation to rest up from my vacation...

Love your Hallow Eden finish, Jackie and I hope you love your new job--sounds like a great opportunity and one that I'm sure you'll excel at :)

Katherine said...

I just love that snake!

Katie :o) said...

Your no-tech vacation sounds wonderful! Sometimes time spent not needing to go anywhere or accomplish anything is the best!