Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Projects, Jenny Bean and the Luck 'O the Irish!

Hello!  I wanted to post something before I head off to Nashville.  Things have been just crazy busy around here.  I know I keep saying that but it's true!  Broke my record of 24 framing projects by 2.  Yesterday morning I had 26 projects.  By the time I left work last night I had 9 fewer but today we have taken in another and I heard from 2 customers yesterday that said they have several they are bringing in.  Job security folks, that's all I have to say about that! I'm actually tickled pink about it.  I want this shop to be a success and stay around for a long, long time.

Dan and I have been working on a couple of crafty type things that I just can't wait to show you but sadly, we're all going to have to wait a little while longer.  I absolutely can't show it until after I get back from Market.  A critical part of the whole design needs to be purchased there.  So make sure you tune in next week to see it.  Dan is so thrilled with his _______.  OOPS!  I almost typed it!

I've also been working on a peyote stitch fob.  I bought the kit in St. Charles last fall and it has taken me this long to get up the guts to open the package and give it a try.  I've never beaded like this before and I have to tell you, I think my brain has atrophied in the last 10 years.  I read the directions about a billion times and I might as well have been reading Greek.  None of it made sense to me.  Then I googled Peyote stitch and read about 15 different websites on how to do it until I finally found one that sort of made sense to me.  I am now at the point where I need to attach the clasp and I am in the same boat as before. I have read and re-read the directions, for a week now I have been reading the directions and I am still clueless.  I think in another 10 years I will most likely be a blithering idiot if this is anything to go by!  I still haven't opened my knotwork chart that I bought in St. Charles  How long do you think it will take me to figure out a colonial knot?? UPDATE:  Sad sad news.  I was cleaning up the kitchen when I got home from work and knocked my fob off the counter without noticing.  The fricking fracking dog that shares space with me  decided it looked like something to munch on.  I will need to repair it so you don't get a picture of it mostly done.  Instead you get a picture of it half way done. 

Jenny Bean is coming along slowly since I have been doing some other crafting as of late. Progress has been made but not much.

I've also stitched up Lucky from Plum Street Samplers.  I plan to make it into a pillow when I get back.

In Offspring News...

Talked with Adam on Sunday.  He's doing well and is ready to leave Utah.  There isn't much work for him to do anymore so he's a bit bored.  The latest news is he will go to either D.C. or Orlando.  I'm voting for Orlando.  I"ve never been to Disney anything and would love to go sometime before I die.  This would give me the perfect excuse!

Abby is doing well.  She and the boyfriend are getting along nicely.  School is good too with the exception of one gal that hates her guts.   I would say there might be some merit to her complaints if any of the other supervisors in that place had a problem with Abby or if any of the supervisors in the other rotation hospitals had a problem with her but they all have given her glowing reviews.  This particular one  has ripped her to shreds three times now.  I keep telling Abs that she is going to run into people like that all her life and there isn't a dang thing you can do about it but she still cried on my shoulder for an hour.  Makes ya just want to go find the woman and bitch slap her!

Amy quit the newspaper at school.  She just couldn't handle the fact that her performance was based so heavily  on other people returning her emails and phone calls.  She was getting migraines and stomach aches and finally could not take it any more.  She's much happier now.  She's still planning a journalism degree but now wants to add pre-med into the mix.  She and her friend Rose have decided to room together next year and were hoping to get into one of the suite style dorm rooms but they didn't get chosen so they will stay in the dorm they are both in now.  I'm thinking that's not such a bad thing.  4 girls in one space is 2 too many!  

Finally I will show you another of my thrifty finds.  This time it's a sewing box.  Paid a whopping 5 bucks for it!  Dan will pretty it all up for me and I will either take it to the shop or use it here at home.  I'm not sure yet.

And now, I best get my rear in gear and get my packing finished.  Mary Ann will be picking me up at 8:30 in the morning and away we will go.  Don't know if I will be able to check in at all while I'm away but I'll try.

Take care till next time!