I cannot remember the last time I didn't put in a single stitch for more than two weeks. Looking at my program for what lies ahead, it will be a little bit yet before I can get back to the many projects and ideas that are floating around in my studio. Never mind, I will get there.
I have started a new job, you see. Well, a rather intense induction course for a new job. It is very, very different to anything I have ever done and I am completely out of my comfort zone. Although it is demanding and tiring, it is super interesting and I am loving it. Don't get me wrong, my embroidery and teaching is my first love and I would not give that up for anything, but since finishing on Inspirations magazine almost two years ago, I have been missing working with other people. Once the induction for my new venture is complete, the plan is to be able to combine the two and find some sort of balance. I hope.
I really don't like doing it but I have had to postpone the 'Partridge in a Pear' stumpwork workshop at Create in Stitch. I had to realise that I simply was not able to have the kits and notes ready the way I like them. I am waiting to hear back, but I expect the new dates will be 28 November and 5 December.
Next weekend is 'kit-packing weekend' for the 'Stitching in Spring' weekend (17-18 Oct) at the Adelaide Botanical garden. It will be fabulous I am sure, and I am really looking forward to a couple of days surrounded by fabric, threads, needles, stitches.
I hope you are enjoying more time with needle and thread than me!