I hope everyone had a great and loving holiday weekend.
We were pretty laid-back. I went out on Saturday to run all the errands I couldn't run over the last week. I got a couple things to finish up a no-sew cube I've been timidly working on for a couple weeks, and some things for the twins, some things for Valentine's Day, and then got my nails done. We went out for barbecue, which I was stoked about. I even got a bit of a thrill on our way to the restaurant, because we took HTB's big truck and did a bit of off-roading getting out of the driveway. I do have to say, going up through the country, with the fields of snow, it really doesn't look like Maryland, at least not 21st century Maryland. Drifting snow, wind howling. It's beautiful, it just reminds me of a long-ago time.
I finished LHN Pear Tree watching the speed skating when we got home. That Apollo Ohno is pretty jummy to look at! I was trying to bead and well, he was a distraction, LOL. I had almost given up on him, and then the Korean skaters fell, so both the Americans medalled.
Yesterday was the Daytona 500. I told HTB we were gonna go with Kasey Kahne or Joey Logano, since Junior has not been performing well. We're still fans, but he wasn't doing well last year, and then he wrecked Saturday. And I just think Joey Logano is a HECK of a good driver. I worked on Betsy while we watched the race. It's a good thing she's such a big stitch because the race took forever. I made good progress on her. We have a tree on the right, with half a squirrel, and a headless, one-armed Betsy. All the sheep but one are finished. My tree has leaves. I think I made good progress. And that darn Jr almost won! Both Joey and Kasey were in crashes right at the end of the race, so I was out, but Jr. took second behind Jamie McMurray. Booger boys! And Kyle Busch was a non-factor, this is great. Hopefully this will be an exciting year for NASCAR. I told HTB that I don't like watching when the same two people win. He agreed, so we'll be tuning in!
HTB asked me what the deal was with samplers. He asked why all the stuff lately has alphabets on it. I told him how, back in the old days, they were used as learning tools so I would know how to mark our linens with our initials. And that, if he had come to my father's house, and seen the great variety of samplers I stitched, he would have known that my father was a great rich man, because I had time to stitch and didn't need to work. I know he was trying to picture me in a hoopskirt and ringlets, because he started laughing. And frankly I laugh at the idea of him rolling up to the door on a horse, and falling in love with me because I could put our initials on our flannel sheets. LOL. I know his taste runs to the more intricate and life-like pictures, but at least he appreciates the work I put into samplers.