21 May 2008

OK, I give up

I am going to have to break down and buy a new computer and my own digital camera. I can not keep going without posting a finish. Or a WIP photo. BJ's Wholesale Club had a decent price on a camera, and I can probably get financed for a computer through Dell. The IT guy here at work is still looking for a motherboard for our PC, but who knows when he'll find that, and I am feeling withdrawal. But I am going to hold off til after I get back from TDY. No need to be worrying about that from 500 miles away, plus my brother is moving out in July (or at least that's the idea), and I'll finally have room to start dying fabric then, and we'll be doing that, so I will need the camera for photos of that. So, for right now, I am going to get one of those one-time use cameras, when it's developed, put the pix on a disk and upload. That's the best I can do for now.

I am getting ready for Sue Hillis' Memorial Day Stitch-in. In two days, I'll be there. Woo hoo. Gotta pack tonight, but that will take all of 5 minutes because I am not staying all weekend. Tomorrow morning before work, I am getting the oil changed in the Neon, then have it washed and vacuumed; since this is probably my only real vacation this summer, I am riding down in high style! There's a swapping table for stash, so I am bringing down some of the things out of my sale items (no, not the cruddy stuff, I promise, LOL) to put on the table. If it doesn't get taken, it will go to a battered women's shelter in Richmond. I love that idea, because cross stitch has been such a therapy for me, and I hope it helps a woman who is going through hell. But I should be ready to go on Friday--all I need to do is pick up a coconut cake at the Amish market at lunch (because the first question we stitchers ask is, "Will there be cake?" and this is REALLY AWESOME CAKE) and then I just have to fight the traffic to get to Sue's.

My sheep are progressing well. I did get them buggers finally corralled yesterday. I went home with a hellacious migraine at noon, laid around for a while on the couch, drinking caffeine and hoping it would go away, then took a nap (don't ask me why I drink caffeine when I don't have a headache and am up all night, but gimme a headache and all that fixes it is caffeine and sleep). Woke up still having the migraine, so I lurched over to the grocery store for sunglasses, food, and painkillers (though I am sure we had prescription ones in the cupboard). When I took Excedrin, it finally went away, so I got some stitching time--and was wired til 1 AM.

I have pretty much run out of one of the colors for the sheep, but I managed to find another skein of it in the bag for the Stoney Creek stocking. Please remind me to put that skein back when I am done with it for this project. One of the benefits of doing a Stoney Creek is that, especially if it's a cover design from the magazine, they all use every single color of DMC floss. EVERY ONE. Anytime you need a color for another project, it's in a Stoney Creek you kitted up. If it's not all of them, every Stoney Creek must use the 433-437 range of colors, as well as every green, all those 640 greys too. And 745. But they really are beautiful designs. So you get a beautiful piece of art, and your own miniature Michael's with each finish.



Pumpkin said...

That's going to ruin the budget then :o(

I hope you have fun at Sue's! It sounds like so much fun :o) I love the idea for giving the rest of your un-needed stash to the shelter. I'm sure they could use it.

~Julie~ said...

Hi Rachel. I'm *thrilled* that you are going to get a camera! I'm sorry they are so costly. I just bought one about a month ago (well, my DH bought me one). I REALLY LIKE IT and it is a lot cheaper than some of the other digitals. It is the Polaroid i737 and I happen to think it's great. I think it was around $130.00....much better than the one we took back last year that was $500.00. LOL! It is amazing, because the first one had *too many* bells and whistles and I didn't have a clue what I was doing with it; the pictures were horrid. This Polaroid one is user friendly.

Have a GREAT TIME at Sue's stitch-in. OH HOW I wish I could go!! Have a wonderful time with stitchy-buds and make sure to pick on Eva (just a little) for me. Her ornies are more "prettyful" than mine so she needs to be picked on. =D


Kathy A. said...

thank you for the great chuckle this evening. Enjoy your sue Hillis workshop sounds like fun

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