11 October 2007

Ahhh, I got to work on Sleepy Hollow

Have you ever had that project that beckons to you while you are working on other things? And you want to work on it, but can't? That is how Sleepy Hollow has been. I could not work on it because I was finishing the turkeys, and then I started Mom's tabletopper. Well, last night, I worked on MY project at home.

I did start my part-time job. I like it so far. It's a lot different from when I was there before, but I'm a lot different from how I was back then. We got everything done by 8:30, so I was home by 9. And I got to stitch for two whole hours. Pure bliss, I tell you, pure bliss.

Everyone seems to like this project. I am having fun so far. I am working on the Headless Horseman's horse. It's going OK. It's a lot of black, which normally annoys me like crazy, but so far this is not bad. The only bummer is that I thought there were blending filaments that would make things glow in the dark. There are, but none are clear or white. So I may not get to have my glow-y picture. But that's alright. I can tell this is the kind of project that is an accomplishment, even if it's simple, and I can not wait to work on it tonight.

I am in an afghan stitchalong on 123 now. We start tomorrow. I need some support or I will NEVER get that afghan finished. I decided that, until I get some q snap covers big enough to hold the rest of the afghan, I am going to keep it in the pillowcases like they recommend in the magazine. I bought some cheap pillowcases at K-mart--BTW, call me a snob, but I bought a set of sheets at the same time I bought the cases, and those sheets SUCK. They aren't Martha Stewart, but they are really rough-- and pinned it in there. Hopefully this will keep it cleaner than it had been. In case you haven't figured it out, I am not a fanatic about keeping everything really clean, but Robbie and the cats have been lying on the afghan or jumping on it to get my attention, and I am starting to realize that I can't handle that happening for the next however many years it will take to do this.

1 comment:

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on the job! What are you doing?

I put my afghan away for now and I have stored it in a pillow case too :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls