Thank you for all your lovely comments on my easel, and for putting up with my goofy post about the stairs. I didn't realize til I posted that those pix make our stairs look filthy, but they really are not, I promise. They cleaned up surprisingly well after the buffalo wing dip incident--whoever invented Resolve is a goddess. HTB really liked the lighthouse--he moved it from the stairs to the livingroom. I guess we'll have to rely on the prints of lighthouses we have up in the foyer to protect us, LOL.
The last few days were absolutely crazy around here. Especially yesterday. I feel like I spent the whole day driving. I ended up working from home, but had to come back down to the suburbs for a meeting at the church with the wedding coordinator. That went pretty well, other than the fact that I can not seem to lock down details on this for love or money. I can deal in broad, sweeping concepts ("I want bells rung!"), but I couldn't, for the life of me, quite pin down whose doing the marrying. I chalk it up to having a sinus headache and the fact that, when I'm highly stressed, my brain shuts down. And I'm highly stressed. I don't even remember producing and directing a play being this stressful, and I had to deal with people who kept putting off learning their lines. But I managed to accomplish that, and I've got a few more years on me, so I can probably get this done. I did stop last night in Michaels, and they had pretty bird charms in the jewelry aisle. I think I am going to get one to sew onto the ribbon of my bridal bouquet--I've seen slides put on, and I think a bird one would be pretty cool. They had a phoenix pendant thingy, and I really liked that; the phoenix is one of the symbols of Scorpio, and I can definitely see points of my life where I "rose from the ashes". I don't know--will have to think about this.
I'm not quite finished my bookmark yet. It was due today, but I just have some backstitching to do and the finishing. I can see getting that done by tonight. I feel badly that I didn't get it done sooner. Time just gets away from me.
I am going to stitch patriotic things this whole weekend. I have three patriotic projects kitted up to work on. Two are small freebies, the other is not, but I think for a holiday, I can relax my self-imposed rules, right? One new project in a year where I've stitched only freebies, SALs and UFOs does not mean I lack control. And, really, I didn't think I'd make it this far without "cheating." So I'm proud of that--it's pretty impressive. If only I could commit to losing weight the same way, LOL.
Is anyone else stitching a patriotic piece?