Monday, November 14, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

Oh gosh...I think I might forget how to do this.  It's been a while since I've posted and I feel so "out of the loop".  I haven't had any time to browse through your blogs.  I really miss that.

My last day of work was Saturday but Masterchief was asked to work till this Friday.  They kept a handful of Senior HP's to finish up.  This outage wasn't nearly as hard as past ones.  I grew very tired for sure but was able to keep the pace for the most part.  Remember my last post about how I was to move up to be a Junior HP?  Well I did all the testing...and did it well if I don't say so myself but the final signature was not to be had in the end.  The required 6 months experience is usually waived when the supervisors approve of your work but we have a new RPM (Radiation Protection Manager) now and I assume he goes by the book.  I have been doing this work since 2009 but since we only do two outages a year my accumulated time only came to 4.5 months.  With this outage under my belt I should have no problem moving up next Spring.  Since I already completed the training I should be able to move up without having to do it again.

Here are a couple of pictures taken of me while at work.  There are cameras everywhere in that place and once in a while the house tech will take some pictures and send them to us.

 The Senior HP is cutting me out of my outer protective clothing here.  It's made of a sort of plastic so I'm drenched underneath!
Off with the face shield.  So glad to have it off.  It gets steamy under there.


So....we are in New Jersey until this Saturday morning when we will then head up to PA to visit with my family for a couple days.  Then we will be homeward bound.  We miss our home so much.  We will get home in time to have Thanksgiving with some very good friends.  Can't wait!

Let's get on with the stitchy pictures....

On my last day off we ran up to Glen Mills, Pa to The Strawberry Sampler to pick up the two pieces I was having framed.  I suggested that Masterchief drop me off at the shop while he took the car for an oil change but for some reason he wouldn't agree to that. Hmmm....I don't get it.



I am forever grateful to my stitchy friends that went with me to the shop.  They helped me pick out these frames.  I love the detail in this one.  This is "I Sew'd My Heart", a freebie from Heartstring Samplery.

Next up is "My Ways" by La d Da.


Again, the detail in this frame is gorgeous.  Thanks to Nancy once again for lending me this chart!


That's about it friends.  I will spend the next few days catching up and commenting on your blogs.  Thanks for hanging in there.

~~Peggy Lee

20 comments:

pam said...

Well we have been missing you! Love your finished stuff. Great frames.

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

Glad your back to the blogging world! Pictures are pretty cool in all your protective gear, but I have to say the frames are awesome you did good!

Natasha said...

Glad your back! I love your stitching pictures. The last frame is wonderful. Great detail!

Deborah said...

The end is near! I know that you will be so glad to get home. The pieces are beautiful and I love the frame on the La-D-Da piece.

Kellie said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous! Glad you are getting to come home soon. :)

BrendaS said...

Very nice stitching and framing! I'm sure it will be so good to get to "home sweet home"

Have a good week

MoonBeam said...

Both framed pieces look great. I love the little frame on the La D Da piece.

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The Inspired Stitcher said...

Welcome back dear friend! The framing looks awesome. The SS girls are good! Glad you are getting some down time finally. Be well and be safe. Hugs!

RuthB said...

Congratulations on the beautiful framing -- I must say you scared me with those pictures of the funny suits! :)

Mouse said...

ohh shame about the up grade but i am sure you will get it next time :) and I am baffled as to why he wouldn't let you have a lot of time in the stitching shop hahahahah ... love the way you have had your pieces framed :) and glad your back its been awfully quiet ..lol :) love mouse xxx

Chris said...

Glad to hear from you.
The frames are so perfect for your stitched pieces!

Karen said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous. Well done with the frames.

Jennifer said...

missed you but looks like you are a busy girl! LOVE your frames and stitched pieces!

jennifer

Anna van Schurman said...

Those pieces came out great! Glad to have you back in the blogosphere.

Bekca said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog Peggy-Lee, I love having you stop by!
Your framed stitched pieces look wonderful and I'm glad to hear you will be home in time for Thanksgiving. Have a lovely week.

LoriU said...

Hi Peggy Lee! My DH works in RP at a nuclear plant so I knew what you were talking about!

Nice stitching!!

Catherine said...

So much fun seeing you today! I was glad we could sneek in another visit before you head back to KY!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey! Great to see you -- and I do LOVE those frames! Of course your stitching is what makes them sparkle!

Suzanne said...

Glad that you are back! Very nice framing on these pieces.