Sunday, September 9, 2012

WOW! I have followers? and Pintrest

Good morning friends,

I do not like to post when I do not have anything to say except to say "Same Stuff Different Day". It has seemed like this is the sentiment every day this week. We had some stressful days this week with month end close and starting training next week. So the next six weeks will be a repetition of the theme...lots of training then work on the normal day to day stuff after hours. Hopefully I will be able to get at least a couple of stitches in each day. Thank goodness I have my friends online where I can look at their progress and keep the stitching mojo even if I can't actually place a stitch.

I have found Pinterest. I did not know how addictive this site could be. Each time I log in I find out new things. I have even tried one of the recipes this weekend. It was a learning experience but still tasty. I now have another item to take up my time. I have found that when I try to stitch and look at Pinterest, I don't get much stitching done. :( I have to switch to my old standby of TV shows to get any work done. ;)

As I logged on this morning I saw that I have three followers. WOW! I never thought there would be anyone interested in my little spot in the world. Thank you so much for wanting to see my progress and listen to my sometimes rambling thoughts. It was such a pick me up when I saw that.

Now on to some progress photos.

First...the blank spaces at the edges of the kitchen towels I am stitching for my DF and DSM kept bothering me. In the picture below you can see where I started the second towel thinking that I was done with the first. Since it kept calling to me saying "I need more" I took them to some friends and received a second opinion. It was decided that one more design needed to be stitched on the end. I started it and had to frog out three of the flowers because I didn't like the way they turned out. Finally decided on the colors to use and was able to get the first one finished and made a start on the other end before I needed to sleep last night. I might be able to finish the second one tonight after work.

I finally glued the back onto the two monogrammed trivets for them. Once the kitchen towels are done I will begin the picture for the wall. Tigerlily decided that I was done with my coffee last weekend and that the trivets needed to be darker. I was not in agreement but I had no say so. I was in the process of getting all my thread together for my HAED Boo-Spangler by Michele Sayetta. I had my thread spread out next to me as I was winding them onto bobbins when he jumped across my lap scatching my leg and dumping my coffee all over everything. I had thread hanging from every door in the house drying after having a quick wash in the sink. After all of that I was able to make a small start but I have not had the energy to pick it back up this week. I was able to get at least one thread per day done in the second kitchen towel. (Meaning one word per day)

I was trying to get some stitching done yesterday morning but all three cats decided I needed cuddle time more. My DD came in and took this pic of me trying to make some progress :)
Once I was able to get them off my lap, two of them decided to use my side table as a snuggle spot.

Last but not least my poor truck is not faring so well. I had just dropped DD off at girl scouts and was stopped at a light and heard tires squealing and then I was hit so hard I hit the person in front of me. Of course the guy tried to say that I hit the lady in front first so that he didn't have to cover my front end damage. Good thing I picked up the police report before calling in for my damage. Of course it still took a couple of days to get that resolved. But I finally get to take her to get fixed tomorrow. Rental car here I come. I am scheduled to have it for 5 days. Hopefully that is it, but everyone is telling me to expect to have it longer. Oh long as my baby gets fixed.

I hope everyone gets lots of little x's in for me this weekend. Now off to work for the start of the crazy training/working hours.

TaTa for now from Angela the crazy cat lady (as my daughter calls me)


Parsley said...

Love your stitchy helpers. Seems I can hardly move with my dog helpers crowding around my stitching.

Woman Seeking Center said...

Angela I'm so sorry to hear of your poor truck (and all the associated headaches) - certainly NOT what you needed just now (more stress!) Hopefully it will resolve sooner rather than later....

I can picture your threads hung everywhere to dry post coffee/cat mishap - must have appeared to be a bit like stitching tinsel lol.
Wonderful pic too of you with the snugglers (or should we say troublemakers :-) !

The design on your towels is lovely - and precise work - can't wait to see more.

Sending wishes your way for a bit of calmness!

Hugs, Issy