09 October 2009

Middle of a long slog of a week

It's Friday! Did anyone else feel like this day would never come this week? Not that my workweek will be done anytime soon. I still have 11 hours to work at my part time job between now and Monday, plus that long drive to Somerset tomorrow. I worked last night til 8:30 and then came home. HTB was watching the Psyfi Channel (Sci-fi? I don't know. They changed it around, but it's channel 40 on our cable) and they are doing their 31 Days of Halloween. Last night's shows were something called, "Possessed," which was hard to get into, and "Children of the Grave," which is about 699 orphan children who were buried in an Indianapolis cemetary. I've seen it before and it's a really good documentary, albeit a bit confusing, since they go off on tangents about how these children got there--some were orphans, some were accidentally poisoned with formaldehyde-laced milk (apparently, back in the day, no one seemed to realize that using stuff you use to embalm people to pasteurize milk was not a good idea). I think HTB was really affected by the plight of the orphans; he adores his niece and nephews, and I could see he was thinking of how he would feel if something like that happened to them.

Anyway, they were on a ghost investigation. I believe in ghosts, but I sometimes question how "real" these investigations are. EVPs are cool, but part of me questions anything requiring that much digital manipulation to hear. Likewise, they were using some device that was supposed to enable the spirits to talk and I don't think that would provide credible proof. But it was neat to watch the show.

I'm going like gangbusters at The Summer Ball. It's slow progress, but not as slow as Hummingbird Trellis. I can actually stitch more than 3 stitches of most colors, LOL. It's just a very big project. I discovered that, at some point, something spilled onto my makeshift stitching bag and stained the fabric. It didn't ruin it, because this is a solidly stitched pattern, and, when framed, I'll run the mat right up to the stitching, but it does need to be washed, since I have no idea what got on that fabric and I don't want it coming up through the finished stitching. And I have to figure a way to get the cat hair out of the parts that are already done. Why is it cat hair sticks to everything but the darn cat? Is that how they signal ownership to the other cats? "Can you not see that this toy/binky/Mummy is mine? Look at all the tabby-colored hair! You are black and white. Therefore, you did not claim it/it/her. You can have one of the doggies. You can have both of the doggies. The boy already has your fur in his mouth from when he snapped at you cause you smacked him." That must be how it works . . .


CindyMae said...

I love the pattern about Cat Hair being a specialty fiber because when stitching it is so true!! LOL Hope you have a great weekend!!

Daffycat said...

Oh no! I hope the stain comes out ok on your WIP!

Bette said...

Your insight into kitties is spot on. I've given up on trying to remove the kitty hair from my work and just end up stitching over it.

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