If you follow my Facebook page, you've probably seen me posting for a little while now about a "top secret" project I've been working on. Well, the time has come for me to finally reveal what the project is...
What does that photo mean you may ask? Let me tell you.
For the past 43 years I've been "visiting" the state of Ohio, as I've always known I'm meant to live in a warmer climate. Today I officially start my cross country drive to what will be a new life in Las Vegas, NV.
I recently had a fantastic opportunity present itself for me to resume a career with a wonderful employer that I had worked with for a few years in Ohio. I will be taking on the position as Office Manager in a restaurant franchise he co-owns. This is great news for Stitchnmomma, as I will no longer be working 2 jobs 7 days a week and will have a lot more stitching time. Yay!!! My stitching time has been rather limited over the past several weeks as I've spent a TON of time dealing with the logistics of moving almost 2,200 miles and packing all my possessions for the move. Anyone that has ever done a long distance move will understand what I've been dealing with. Even though I haven't done much stitching, my creative juices have still been flowing and I have several new designs already sketched out waiting for me to chart on the computer and stitch the models.
Unfortunately, there is a negative side to this move. My "baby" will be staying in Ohio with his girlfriend and her daughter. I'll really miss our family time as well as the weekly dinners and game nights! However, lots of families make it work, so we will too. I'll just have to add a new line item to my budget for travel for us to see each other. :)
On Valentine's Day I shared this picture on Facebook, but didn't say where I was. I took this picture from the lakeview overlook close to Hoover Dam with Lake Mead behind me. Part of my trip involved looking at apartments while I was there. That was the "business" aspect of my trip. The pleasure side gave me an opportunity to do some sight seeing, including Hoover Dam, which I briefly saw on a visit in February 2010, when it was cold & rainy the entire weekend.
While I was in town, I also sought out the ONLY cross stitch and needlepoint store that is in Las Vegas. It's called Stitchers Paradise and it's a fantastic store! I was thrilled with the selection of fabric, fibers and embellishments they have and know I'll be able to purchase great supplies for my models. Sooooo....if you're ever in town, let me know and we can meet up at the store. They've got a table where stitchers are welcome to gather and stitch any time they want.
With all of that being said, I hope you'll be patient with me while I make the drive and get my home set up again. I'll do my best to access my Facebook page from my phone until I get internet connected in my new apartment. I can't guarantee emails, as when I was traveling in February MicroSoft locked me out of my account for security purposes when I tried accessing it from a different IP address thousands of miles away. The fun times we have with today's modern technology, LOL!
Until we meet again...Happy Stitching!