21 July 2008

It's just too hot

We've reached what I think are the dog days of summer. Only my dogs are too hot to enjoy them. Maybe if they (and me) were not so fat, or we had a pool, or lived at the beach, or had central air instead of a window unit and a box fan, we would enjoy these days more. But we are obese, we can't afford a pool, we live an hour from a beach, and our house is 80 years old, built in the days when you kept your house cool by building 10-foot ceilings and it wasn't 95 degrees in the summer with butt-high humidity.

I worked yesterday. 5 shows in 6 hours we seated, plus answered phones. It was crazy busy. So between that and the heat, it was just not a good weekend, stitching wise. I have one more rose left on my geisha's kimono, and then the top will be done and it will just be the underskirts, the ground and the cherry blossoms above to do, plus the backstitch. All in all not bad.

I showed the Halloween fairy to my SO this morning. I am in love with that design, seriously. All that would make it more perfect, in my unhumble and unrequested opinion, would be a black cat, but you can't be picky. He likes it. Which is a pretty good sign that it's a must-have. And I love that it only has 12 colors of DMC, and 5 Kreiniks. Of course theres a lot of beads, but not too many to be cost prohibitive. I am just trying to figure out what color fabric for it now. The toss up is a green or a blue. I am leaning towards green, but because of the moon and the orange in the pumpkin, blue calls to me too. Darn it.

I averted a minor meltdown, caused by my lack of ability to stay organized. Yours truly bought about $15 worth of Carrie's Creations threads a month or so ago. Really pretty threads, by the way, and only $1 each, a bargain and a delight to find when every other thread seems to have increased in price. So, some barely lit bulb in my brain went off and I decided that it would be wise to stick my precious self-dyed threads in that bag. Well, it would have been a good idea had I not come up with it, because I proceeded to LOSE THE BAG. For the past week or so, I've noted it was lost. Do the rest of you ever have that little voice in your head that says, "Hey, ya know, you haven't seen that chart/sweater/pair of diamond earrings/cat in a while, you might want to check on that?" OK, I am joking about the cat--when you have 3 of them and two dogs, you keep them in eyesight all the time, especially if it's two that have gone missing. 9 years of pet ownership has taught me that two pets missing simultaneously means something is either going down or being plotted or else the dog is eating the diamond earrings I noted I am missing above (yes, I've had that happen, it still hurts). So, anyway, I've been checking the usual places and it wasn't there. Guess where they were? In the back seat of my car in a bag with some charts. I've looked at that bag a couple times. Anyway, I am so glad to have my threads back. I am going to go fondle them tonight. In the hot dark, LOL.


Jo said...

Hi...just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog...I was following your other blog...hope you continue to make progress.

Pumpkin said...

Sigh...believe me, none of your list would help relieve this downright awful hot humid weather :o( I broke down and bought another fan today. I doubt it will help but at least I can aim it right at myself. LOL! I can definitely sympathize.

I'm just loving Nora's design as well. I think a lot of people are :o) I just wish that darn magazine would make its way up here!!!!

I'd say tie a string to your finger to help you find your lost items but since you seem to have many an item go missing, you'd have strings everywhere ;o)

Daffycat said...

***giggle*** I'm so glad you found your threads!

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