31 March 2008

The best-laid plans . . .

I meant to get some stitching done this weekend. By some, I mean, a lot. Did I, though? Nope. Just a little. Crud.

I finally figured out why March went so fast. I can't have a day to just sit around and do nothing. I worked Saturday. We made a poster for the box office. It was really cute. We were using dressmaking markers, which were like spraypaint, so I was pretty high on accident by the time I finished coloring my monkey. It was fun, I haven't colored in forever.

I intended to sit and stitch yesterday. But SO wanted to take his racecar to the track. In horseracing, this would be called breaking the maiden, but I don't know about car racing--different kind of horsepower. He did really well. Extremely well, really. He didn't drive the car, the guy who built it for him did. He ran it twice, the first time was 11.69, the second 11.56, on the quarter mile. If you run faster than 11.50, you have to have a rollcage, or you get thrown out. Steve could have made the car do under that, but the first pass, he forgot how much power the car had and didn't get a good start--still ran faster than the other car--and then the second, for some reason he didn't start when it greenlighted. It was cool, though, he gave the other car 4 lengths, and still beat its time. SO was so happy afterwards. He had been nervous before--"Bad stuff always happens at the track"--but he was really happy after it did so well. But, my LORD, was it cold at the track! I was hoping we were not going to spend all day out there, and we ended up not, because SO was just in long-sleeved tees. I was trying to hide behind him, out of the wind, but it didn't work.

After we got home, we decided to take a nap, so no chance to stitch there, LOL. I did get a little chance to stitch while we were watching Axe Men. I did start my Margaret Sherry mice. They are coming along. I really like that blue marbled DMC--I can see that used for a lot of things.

Today I have picked my cat afghan up again. I am trying to get the square I started finished today, so I have that finish for this month. I better get a-stitchin', I think, LOL. Actually I don't have a lot more to do, just finish the top cat, and do some backstitching. Hopefully, our local PBS station will have finished their fundraising drive and Antiques Roadshow will be back on. I stitch a lot during that.


Pumpkin said...

I have no idea where March went either :oS And you're right, I wish PBS would get on with their shows!

LoriRay said...

Ohhhhhh, I love that cat afghan! I'm almost ashamed to say I have it all kitted up and ready to stitch...someday. I'd love to see pictures of yours when you get a chance. :)

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