Monday, March 20, 2006

Well, Here I am!

at last! Gosh - it's been over a week. Life really got busy last week, which is what I expected, but it just seemed extra exhausting this year. Soccer registrations DID go well - but totally shattered me, starting with sitting at the clubrooms signing people up, taking money etc etc from 9-3 both Saturday and Sunday - we had 500 children sign up over that weekend, and never stopped the whole time, from there I spent Sunday and Monday typing and updating them all in the database - finally sent off the team lists to each grade co-ordinator at 1.00am Tuesday morning ... along with the reports, agenda etc I needed to send off to the Cricket Assn Mgmt Committee for our meeting that Tuesday night. Of course it hasn't stopped all week, lots of phone calls from late registers, changes, etc etc etc.

Tonight is the first night I'll be at home for evening, and hopefully in bed before midnight!

I have stitched, off and on, when I have had time to sit I've had trouble concentrating because I've been pretty sleepy.

I'm sure I had other news and things to talk about, but I've forgotten them all ... so I'll show you a couple of stitching pictures instead :)

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The Toy Shop "Top" all finished - I'm working on the over one cross-stitched toys that goes behind this piece - maybe, maybe I'll get it finished tonight.

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Wild Rose - Amaryllis Artworks
Finished 15 March 2006 - stitched on a Kiwi Sparkles

I've kind of lost track of my March rotation - I'll probably actually do pretty well considering I've been so busy - but over the next week I have two RR's I definitely have to finish and send off. Really though I'd like to be finishing Celtic Summer!

I'm thinking when I've finished Celtic Summer that I might start Mirabilia's Star Gazer, it should be the Mermaids ... but Star Gazer is calling louder. I ordered the chart and beads from Stitching Bits and Bobs latest sale ... naughty naughty me ... although it is the first bit of stash I've ordered since the beginning of the year!

Just got a call from the Cricket Assn chairman asking for some financial details to be put together - ha! so much for a quieter week.
Hi-ho, Hi-ho it's off to do some work I go ...


Von said...

No wonder you couldn't concentrate on your stitching! Probably not on much else either!! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and get some rest! :D

zoeandcooper said...

Both pieces look great. I can't wait to see the toys behind the window:)

Carol said...

Oh my gosh! The Toy Shop is amazing! Congratulations - gorgeous work!

Isabelle said...

This is such lovely stitching. The toy shop is fascinating!

Karoline said...

They're both lovely Lisa, I look forward to seeing the completed Toy shop

Kath said...

I knew you must be super busy. That time of the year and all for you.

Glad that you have managed a little stitching though.

Lelia said...

Toy Shop is awesome. Your Wild Rose is pretty;, too.

Amazing you were able to accomplish so much with all the typing/sign-ups! WOW. Superwoman of the day award to you.

Enjoy Star Gazer or Mermaids ... both are lovely designs : )

Katrina said...

Lisa, you do all that and still find time to stitch? you are a super woman!! Toy Shop is lovely and so is the ornie.

enjoy your day.

KarenV said...

Wow! That toy shop is stunning! Congratulations!

AnneS said...

Oh wow, the toy shop is absolutely exquisite - what an awesome job you've done of it! Can't wait to see the little toys that go in the window ... just stunning!!! :D And it's no wonder you're exhausted ... you've been flat out! Hope you get some personal down time soon :)