Saturday, 10 April 2010

Mermaid of the Pearls Update

I've stitched for about 2 or 3 hours on Mirabilia's Mermaid of the Pearls so far, and this is the result.  I love the pinks and purples in the fin...The photo doesn't show the true colour of the fabric - it has different shades of blue throughout.  The sun (Long time, no see!) decided to shine when I wanted to take the photo!

Steven is going back to Uni in Stafford this afternoon.  It has been good having him at home, but it will be nice to have the quiet house back!  Rachel is at home for another week before she returns to Uni in Swansea.

I'm starting to get worked up about returning to work on Monday.  I know I'll probably be fine once there, but not being there for 8 weeks has brought a feeling of calm that I haven't felt for quite a long time...and I know that the stress will start again as soon as the INSET starts at 9am...I know, however, that I'm not going to let it take over my life again.  Before I was signed off, I was worried about how much of my life the work was taking, and I am determined to take an hour or two off every night to do stitching or reading for pleasure (me time!)  I do not want to have to take sick leave again!


Mylene said...

Lovely start with the Mermaid.

I hope everything goes well for you.

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment. Really appreciate it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

The colours in Mermaid's tail are gorgeous!

I'm sorry to hear you're apprehinsive about going back to work, but it sounds like you've got the right attitude. We really shouldn't let our jobs take over our life! Definately take time for yourself every day! I learnt this lesson almost 8 years ago when at the age of 27 I was put on stress leave by my doctor for very high blood pressure. I vowed, never again and its not happened since.

I definately take enjoyment and solace in my stitching.