Sunday, March 20, 2016

Slowly I Stitched

Okay, I know I am dating myself here, but all I could think about with my current speed of stitching is the old vaudeville routine "Slowly I Turned". No I am not that old, but I remember seeing it when I was a kid. It was once performed on the "I Love Lucy" show which is probably where I remember it from as I watched that show incessantly as a kid in the sixties. According to the internet it was also made famous by Abbott and Costello and the Three Stooges. I don't think either of them is where I remember it from though as I didn't watch them.
Back to my awfully slow stitching. There is a reason. On Tuesday I interviewed for the same teaching assistant job that I held last year. It was eliminated at the end of the school year. Now the math department realizes that the position is needed to get the students ready for the AP, IB and New York State math regents exams. I got the job and started bright and early Wednesday morning. Now I am working full-time as a TA, teaching at a local university as well as tutoring several students. I am really looking forward to the end of June when school will be done and I will have time to craft. Until then, I have a feeling that my blog posts might be few and far between except when there are school vacations. 
That being said, I did manage to get a few minutes of stitching in this morning and I finally finished one of my Spring Angel's wings. Since today is the first day of Spring I am behind, but so be it. I am hoping to fill in the second wing over the next few days. 
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by! 

15 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a very heavy workload... you will need some stitching time to survive the pressure!

Sarah said...

You have been busy but I'm glad you found a little 'you' time. I send to love l love Lucy!

Ivani said...

I don't like to cross stitching big areas with the same color, it is boring. Go girl go. Some stitches here some stitches there and your Spring angel will be ready. Enjoy your slow stitching. Have a great week.

mamasmercantile said...

Enjoy your slow stitching, you will be overloaded I would imagine with all that work. Take care.

Kate said...

You're a busy lady. I hope you find x-stitching relaxing when you find the time to do it.

The Cozy Quilter said...

The busier I get, the more I need some sewing time to decompress! I hope you find a few moments to sew in your busy schedule.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Math is the bane of my son's existence. He takes the IB World Exams in May. Fingers crossed. Lovely little stitching. Good luck adjusting to your new work schedule. I worked 15 years in the school system here and just quit in June. Happy Spring!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on getting the job. Slow stitching will also bring progress on your project.

Donna said...

Happy Spring! Your stitches look lovely. I thought of I Love Lucy as soon as started reading your post. Congrats on the job - you are going to be a busy lady!

Needled Mom said...

I'm surprised you are finding any time for stitching. She will soon be ready to fly with two wings.

butterfly said...


Love your Angel .
Congrats on your new job , busy lady hugs.

Jeanne said...

Your spring angel is lovely! I remember that routine and think the Marx Brothers did it, too. LOL

karen said...

I remember both scenes from the shows (I guess I'm dating myself too). slow and steady wins the race!!

diamondc said...

Congratulations on your new job, any stitching is better then no stitching.

Blessings
Catherine

Renee said...

Congratulations on the job! Your angel is looking wonderful!