Toward the end of last week, I finally started feeling better after being sick since before Christmas. I still have a bit of a cough and sinus crud, but overall my energy has returned. Yay for that! There's nothing worse than missing holidays and starting a new job when you're sick -- especially at the same time.
Even though I had to skip Christmas with my family, all was not lost. I received beautiful gifts from other people in my life. For many years, I have tutored adult ESL (English as Second Language) students. My current student gave me a huge tin of cookies and a scarf/mitten set. The cookies were really good!
Akila from India (Mostly Cross Stitch and Some More) and her adorable daughter V sent me a beautiful ornament and sequined bookmark:
I received a very nice package from Sue in VA for Christmas. I opened it early because I just couldn't wait!
Thank you so much for the lovely gifts, Sue!
Have you ever had Hot & Sour Soup from a chinese restaurant? It is really yummo! It's also a good substitute for chicken soup when you're sick. I learned how to make it while I was sick, and had it on three different occassions!
Since I started the new job, I've had to alter a lot of schedules in my life. One of which is lunch meal planning. I used to be able to go home for lunch since it was only a 10 minute commute. Now, I can't go home so I have to take my lunch. I've been making meals and freezing them so that I have a variety to take for lunch. Behold....
So easy to make, too.
I took a couple different projects to do as my lunch time stitching. The lighting isn't optimal for stitching on linen/evenweave so I chose this small aida kit.
I've had a few people at work ask me what I was doing and one even told me that she LOVES to do cross stitch. Unfortunately, I don't know who she is because I didn't think to introduce myself. Duh!
At home, I'm still working on Sampler aux Bouquets. I'm about half done with Part III so I'm hoping to have my SECOND finish of 2013 soon. Yes, second. I had a finish earlier in the month, but I can't show it because it hasn't made it to its new home yet. Anywho, here's my progress on SaB:
Until next time,