27 August 2008

There is a method to my madness

I passed my Powerpoint class. Everyone of my co-workers wondered why I took a Powerpoint class, but it's three hours towards my 30 and it was pretty easy. Most of this stuff is common sense, and it's not like I will ever do it, but you never know . . .

Anyway, got home at 8:30 or so. The Democratic National Convention was on, so I turned the channel. I am interested in politics, but this whole election has just worn me out. Ever since the spring, people have been assuming I will vote for their candidate, and that's annoying. I don't like being pigeonholed. So I don't want to watch any convention coverage. Which leaves a lot of wierd TV options, so I enjoyed "Bizarre Foods" and "Million Dollar Listing" last night. I like that show, but I fully realize I can never be a real estate agent because I am just not serious enough to handle selling someone else's house. And I don't think my mouth can form the words, "I think we should offer them 6.5 million for this house," because I would just start laughing. Insurance, I can handle the big premiums because I know it's nothing personal, it is what it is, but not selling a house. But it was rather depressing to see people who are 21 making more money in one sale than I have made in this millenium.

So of course, watching TV, I needed something to stitch. I am starting to burn out on the Halloween fairy. I am wondering if I did the right thing by using two strands of braid on my 28 count fabric. I don't think it looks bulky, and the directions did say to use it, but I am just not sure. Of course I am keeping going with it, but sometimes, you get tired of tugging braid. My geisha is still sitting there, waiting for me to work on her, so I picked her up.

She is very slow going. It took me an hour to do the tiny section of the rose on her kimono that I hadn't done prior. But I got through it. And I only have one more little bit on her shawl to do. But I can't figure out what to do on her clothing next, so started doing the half-stitching on the cherry trees behind her. Half-stitching is not my favorite thing to do, I must admit; I get thrown off a lot on that and so I put it off, but I got a good little bit done.

I was planning on working on her for the rest of the week, but I ran out of the house without her this morning, and I am not at home tonight. BUGGER! I would like to have her skirt finished by the end of September, so that I can start backstitching, and this doesn't help. Plus, I need something to work on, LOL.

Fortunately, in my cleaning frenzy the other day, I left my kitted up Sleepy Hollow in the car. So guess what I am working on right now, LOL! I would love to have that done by Halloween, but it won't happen. But it's a fun, pretty fast stitch, so I can get some decent progress on it tonight, I think. I am so glad I didn't pull all my kitted up stuff out of that car! I have some stuff at SO's house, but it's not the same as having stuff you are definitely working on.


MsB said...

Go girl.. Powerpoint is a great thing to be familiar with. :)

*hug* B

Mindy said...

Oy. I can't wait for November to get here so I don't have to deal with the ads and conventions coverage. I can't watch the conventions, either. Just too much "rah-rah" crap going on.

Glad you learned PowerPoint. It's pretty intuitive and handy to know.

Pumpkin said...

I think it's great that you took Powerpoint. You never know when you'll be needing it and it looks good on your resume :o)

I really want to see your Halloween Fairy!

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