02 September 2008

It's September!

It is so hard to believe that summer is over. SO keeps telling me that summer is not over since we don't go to school anymore, but it still feels like it. The next holiday we have off is Thanksgiving. And then Christmas comes.

I had a really nice holiday weekend, all in all. I am so glad that Gustav seems to have minimal damage results, though I hesitate to say that since, if it was my house that had any damage, I would be upset. I watched the Weather Channel all weekend just to see how bad it would be, since my New Orleans agents were freaking out. We went to my father's family reunion. My watermelon feta cheese salad was a success, which I was pleased about--I never know how people will take it, but they liked it. My mom sent the hambone home with me; we gave it to the boys last night, which pleased them to no end. I stopped by the cemetary to visit my gramma and take her a pot of mums on the way home. It's been dry up in Western Pennsylvania, so I watered it pretty well, but, if she wants to keep it nice, she better send some rain, LOL. Yesterday was a lazy day; we went out for dinner to the same restaurant we had dinner at on Memorial Day, so it was nice to end the season at the same place we started the season. And they had crab legs. YUMMY. I decided on eating those instead of Maryland crabs, because it was less work, and less risk of shells getting in the meat to break my temporary crowns.

I worked a little on my geisha. I have started putting the details in the places where the stitching is finished. I decided to tackle her head last night. The chart calls for twisted lazy daisies in three strands. Those are hard to do, or at least hard to make look nice. Mine aren't so great, but the directions aren't great, and they do look pretty much like what they are supposed to look like. I think they will be OK when the whole thing is finished. The backstitch is a little daunting, but I'll get it done. I can't wait to finish her. I am so thankful to SO for taking a picture of her for me so y'all could see her.


Meari said...

Sounds like a really great weekend, Rachel. Mmmmm... crab legs... Yummy, indeed!

Annie said...

Too bad summer's almost done, but sounds like you had a great holiday to send it on it's way (even though it's still pretty warm!).

If you decide to take a trip to the accessories store in Bethesda, let me know and I'll meet you there... it's so close to me. I like meeting fellow stitchers in person.

Pumpkin said...

That salad really sounds yummy. Maybe you should post the recipe? :o)

I've never heard of twisted lazy daisy stitches. I hate doing lazy daisy stitches to begin with but that sounds even worse :oS

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