Thursday 23 May 2019

May's FNSI is this week....are you ready?

Well, the busy-ness is starting to settle. I have one week left of full time work after this week and the federal elections were held last Saturday. I ran one of the polling booths about 3/4 of an hour north of us so I had some hectic travel, organisation and study to do but that's over for this election anyway so I'm breathing a bit easier and I'm really looking forward to sitting in front of the telly with my stitching on Friday night with you guys!  Are you in????
To be honest, I can't wait and have started a little early catching up on what I've been missing these last few weeks.  Here is what I've been working on and what I plan to continue with on Friday Night....
I'm loving the whipped running stitch in the centre of each frame..
Here's a close-up...
I'm really enjoying the slow stitching process...and it's not as slow as I once thought!
Have you got a plan for what you'll be working on?  I'd love to hear it before we get together.
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Sugary hugs xox :o)

Thursday 16 May 2019

News about This month’s FNSI

Oh dear me....this month is just about through and FNSI is upon us again...but I’m certainly not ready (as I suppose you can tell).    
I haven’t given you details about my wonderful cruise and  one of the reasons why is I returned home with a ‘good’ dose of influenza A with an inner ear infection, sinus infection and a touch of pneumonia just to make it a bit more interesting! 

 Honestly, was it payback for having such a fab time?  I don’t think so despite the girls at work telling me it was!   That took its toll, I certainly had no energy and didn’t feel up to doing anything let alone blogging.  There was one day I truly thought I was going to die....this latest strain really is dreadful.  I honestly recommend getting the flu needles this year as there have already been 40-odd flu related deaths this year.  I’m going for mine tomorrow after work to cover the other strains of flu.  But thank goodness I have been on two lots of antibiotics and herbs and it seems to be under control now.  
I returned home and found my boss had resigned after 6 years as store supervisor.  It was her last day on Friday so between her finishing up and the new store supervisor starting in two more weeks, I’ve been official shop caretaker/supervisor until she arrives.   With my regular Saturday stint as well, it makes a long week.   

Just to throw a little twist into the mix, I have a position at a polling booth as the Officer In Charge on Saturday at our federal elections.  I’ve been doing training sessions and organising staff and resources so what little time I have had has been focussed on that.  So I had lost track of FNSI until a couple of diligent FNSI’ers asked me if it was still on tomorrow night or if I had forgotten  (they know me well!).

Sooooo, seeing as it is a five week month! I thought it wouldn’t hurt to hold FNSI next Friday long as you don’t mind?    I thought it might be a nice time to give you a little gift too, seeing as it’s my birthday month.   I’ll have to find a fun design of mine to share.....I hope that takes the sting off not having FNSI until next week.  
Until then! I’m off to study my Electoral Procedures Handbook.  
Happy stitching :o)