07 January 2011

Snowing Sugarplums

I have not yet had a chance to take pictures of my work for the past two days. I'll try to get some and post by the end of the weekend.

I didn't make a lot of progress on my Sugarplum Fairy yesterday. I realized it uses metallics. Cheap DMC metallics. AAAACKKKK. There has to be a better way to do this. Must think. But the metallics put me off joyfully stitching it.

Today's project was completely appropriate. I chose Erynne's freebie, "It Snowed Last Night," without realizing it had, in fact, snowed last night. Not much, just enough to dust the grass and annoy Beazer. I had the day off today, and it was the perfect day to start this.

Since it was my day off, of course I was busy, LOL. I took all our comforters up to the laundromat to wash them. Our summer quilt states it has to be washed in a front load washer, which we don't have, so I figured I might as well get the other two done, since they don't fit in the wash machine. It was kinda tricky to find the place, but the actual laundering was not too bad. Now we have clean bedcovers--yay!

I took the car over for an oil change afterwards. It was due for it, and I don't know when I'll have time for a few weeks. I found out somehow the brake fluid reservoir cap has vanished into the ether; I know I didn't take the flipping thing off, Left-brain hasn't messed with it, and the oil change people say they don't fool with brakes. I don't know if someone is lying but I'm so sick of that car. I told Left-brain it was the stupidest financial decision I ever made, and I've made some stupid choices in my 34 years when it came to my money. He didn't say anything other than we'll figure it out.

So of course, in true drama queen fashion, I took to my bed as soon as I got home. Beazer took to his as well in solidarity. We watched TV and stitched. He thumped his tail; that dog is such a prolific tail-wagger that he has worn a bald spot in his tail. He gave me kisses, which made me feel better.

I can't believe the challenge is going to be half over tomorrow. Is it half-over . . . or half-started? It's been a challenge. I did have to think about not picking up Sugar Plum Fairy, but I can wait a week. It will be such a quick stitch, once I figure out how to resolve the metallic issue

1 comment:

Rachel said...

So agree with you on the DMC metallics - Ewww.

Im interested in seeing the "It Snowed Last Night" progress.

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