Saturday, February 12, 2011

Backstitching on Maggie the Messmaker complete

The backstitching was almost as bad as I thought it would be. Toward the end I was really gritting my teeth and getting it done. And no, I'm still not finished. Now I have to do quite a bit of couching. But I'm getting closer to a finish!

Family update: Matt had sinus surgery about a week ago. (Go figure, both of us needed it. Should I schedule Logan's now?) The doctor had to do more work than he had on me, and I was pretty bad. It took longer for Matt to recover, but he's doing fine now. His nose is still sensitive, but it's all healing up well. Logan's got an ear infection, a hacking cough, and a stomach bug he picked up from daycare. Poor little guy. And with all this, I'm trying to clean and fix up the house for when we try to sell it in May. Matt hasn't gotten any job nibbles yet. We're thinking it's because he's almost 40. It's very disheartening and has me worried for the future. I have a good job, but with the state's economy, I'm wondering how long even that will last. Depressing.


Jo said...

I'm so sorry that the job situation is so bad for you - my sister is going through a similar thing right now (hew partner is unemployed, and she find out in 1-2 weeks if she will be in March). Hopefully something will turn up.

Maggie is looking fabulous - I'm sure you'll get that couching done in no time!

Tatkis said...

Oh, I perfectly understand your emotions about backstitching (and I'll have to do it myself in another Dimensions kit I'm stitching now).
But it looks wonderful!

Take good care about yourself and your family!

Best wishes,

Cathy said...

Maggie looks great! Keep going!

Giovanna said...

Maggie is just gorgeous! I'm sorry to read about your problems - take care.

Alice said...

Isn't Maggie gorgeous! Well done!

Sara said...

Maggie looks great, so close to being done!

Shelleen said...

Maggie is beautiful. Sorry that the job market is rough for you.