17 August 2010


I know I shouldn't have started anything else til I got that square finished, but I was kinda tired of working on it, so I kitted up a freebie Pumpkin offered last fall. I wanted to get it done so that it would be ready for Halloween. It is stitching up pretty quickly, so I should have a picture soon.

I've been fighting a sinus headache for the past 4 days. It did not make for a fun day when I was at Mom's other house on Saturday, looking for my wedding ring. We did find it, thank the Lord, but I also brought home a lot of other neat stuff: my grandparents' wedding picture, a picture of my dad and his sister, as well as one of my twin aunt and uncle. My aunt died at the age of 9 months, so, to have a photo of her is pretty important. I found a box of my grandmother's cloisonne work; most of it is finished but not mounted--see, this ability to never actually finish something is genetic--and a lot of it is really pretty! I brought home my high school and college diplomas; Mom actually told me to make sure I took care of my college diploma. Hunh? She seems to think I was planning on riding around with it in my trunk or throwing it away. Absolutely not! My parents paid for my schooling and I worked hard to make sure it was a good investment of their money; these are the people who told me that they didn't get up at 4AM to drive to work so that they could see me on national television with my shirt off. I guess she's forgotten that I wanted to be at Kentucky so badly that, after she found out I had mono my freshman year and was going to come get me, I threatened to hide because "Kentucky's a big state and I got a ten-hour lead" (that was the fever working; I intended on hiding in the stacks at the library til they gave up) I would never throw it away. My mother gets some odd ideas . . .


Kathy A. said...

Lol - like mother, like daughter.
Just too funny!

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, I can't wait to see what it looks like stitched up :o)

That's wonderful that you found your ring! I'd love to see it. Did you just go with a simple band or something with a little bling?

Bette said...

It's ok to occasionally start a new project. I'm fighting the urge right now.

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