Monday, November 14, 2011

Ramblings and Hannah Westcombe's sampler

I am definitely a very irregular blogger! The main reason, in my case, is always the same - if I don't have any cross stitch progress to show, then I don't post.

In these last months I haven't been in a frame of mind that makes me me want to stitch: my health problem that goes on playing with me in addiction to the side effects of medication; the financial situation that is not brilliant - I am just one of million civil servants, that is being affected by all the status quo in Portugal at the moment.
I guess all these made me a bit depressed and therefore not in the mood to stitch. On the other hand, I know this is stupid as stitching can be a great therapy! 
It also made me close a lot in my shell and not wanting to socialize - another huge mistake, as many times blogging makes us feel good with the nice comments we get and the feeling we belong to a big family. More than ever I need your words of encouragement.

Next Wednesday I am going to an appointment with the state doctors who will determine if I have to go back to work - not always they follow our doctors advice, as their role is much more following the government policies than anything else. At the moment it frightens me the thought of having to face 5 classes full of teenagers than have no mercy on how a teacher may feel, when I an not well.
I apologise for all my ramblings, but sharing with you is making me feel better.

Here is a pic of the small progress in my Hannah's sampler. The colours shown are not the real ones, as I'm stitching in dark blues. Hopefully I will post in a short time with more progress and then I will show better pics.
Thank you for "listening" to my ramblings and I thank you in advance for your comments.

Have a great week.


Margaret said...

I hope the doctors don't send you back to work -- it doesn't sound like you're in any shape to do so. I'm sorry you're having a hard time right now. Try to stitch when you can -- it really is good therapy. Love your Hannah so far.

Annie said...

Sending a big virtual hug your way. It can be so hard to deal with life when you don't feel good. Great start on the sampler.. hope some stitch therapy can help a bit.

Sally said...

Lots of hugs coming your way and I hope things improve for you soon.

Your Hannah is looking lovely so far.

Ruth said...

I hope your meeting goes well. I can't imagine handling just a couple let alone classrooms for of kids if I left poorly.

Take solace in your absolutely beautiful stitching though :)

Julie said...

Thanks for joining my little blog.

Sorry to hear that your meds are making you feel abit down.I know the thought of teaching 5 classes of teenagers is enough to make me want to do a do runner.;)
Hope getting back into the swing of your latest sampler will make you feel a little better,which is looking good my the way. :)

szaberka said...

Thank you for dropping in my blog! I'm happy to find yours, your works are lovely:)
Best wishes

Southpaw Stitcher said...

So sorry to hear about your troubles. Your stitching is beautiful, though.

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear what you have been going through and what is still waiting for you. I hope that the doctors will find out what is best for you. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
And yes, you should put up your needle and stitch a bit every day. It might lift your spirits.

Unknown said...

Wonderful great work!!! You make so beautiful things, very interesting blog compliments!!!