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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Yuck

Today I need to vent...

I am having a bit of a bad time of it with my depression just now and really am struggling to concentrate on things. I have decided to withdraw from my course and start again next year after a break. This has lifted a huge weight from my shoulders and can relax without feeling guilty that I am not working on assignments.
I have been given different meds to take in a stronger dose to see if this will help, but to be honest there is so much I am stressing about that I find no difference.

So instead of coursework I have been stitching on Sister Angels and collecting a couple of other charts...

I feel as if I am making some progress on this now but there is still a lot of confetti stitches in there, I cant wait to get to a block of colour and have a good run at it lol...

The first chart I got was Angel of Cross Stitch. I have saw so many WIPs of this and fell in love with it everytime I see it,



This will be a huge challenge for me but one I really think I will enjoy.

The second chart is a selfish buy. Usually I buy kits and charts because I like them but with a view to giving them away, this one is for me. I wanted a nice landscape picture for my living room and have struggled to find something I like (I am really fussy lol...), I was browsing the website where I found the landscape for my parents christmas and found this




It is of the five sister in the highlands of Scotland, it was a common sight for my family when I was younger. We went into the highlands for day trips several times a year and loved to picnic in front of sights like this.
Thanks for looking and sorry for the venting x

9 comments:

Gabi said...

Sorry to hear you're having a hard time and hopefully you'll recover soon.
Great progress and I really really love that new chart of yours with the beautiful landscape

Meari said...

Sorry to hear you had to drop your class. :( Hopefully, things will be better for you.

Kelly said...

Hope your depression lifts soon.
Your stitching is lovely and I love your new charts.
Kelly ILCS

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. Please know that if you need an ear all you got to do is holler.

Depression is no fun and this is spoken through experience and I am going through a little at the moment as well.....

Your stitching is wonderful... feel free to step on over to my blog. Hope some of it is encouraging.

Rene la Frog said...

Your WIP is coming along nicely and love the new landscape.

Hope with the new meds and less pressure the depression will go away.

Marjorie said...

Here's a big hug for you, Lou. I hope you're feeling much better soon. I'm sure your crafting and new charts will help you heal quicker.

Carolyn NC said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Nice stitching and great new stash!

Debbie Jo said...

I hope you get to feeling better really soon. Your new charts are wonderful. Love your WIP, the colors are beautiful.

Chars said...

I hope that your new meds are making you feel a bit better? I too suffer from depression and have been off medication since the end of January... A self imposed choice to see if I could cope (short answer no) as I was finding daily life a struggle even on the meds - I couldn't focus on anything and all I wanted to do was sleep... Today - I am less tired - sleeping less... but VERY DEPRESSED. I am going back to talk to a doctor on Friday... maybe a change of meds might do the trick?

Sorry this has became long winded but I just wanted to let you know that if you need an ear... I'm happy to listen :)

I love your stitching... its looking great. Maybe one day I will tackle such a big project - but for now I am still making too many mistakes on the simple things...

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