Sunday, January 29, 2012

Warning! Nausea ahead!!

Good Sunday Morning!

I had planned to get up and clean this morning and then I remembered I have a wedding reception to go to and if I clean I will have to shower again.  With these darn hot flashes, I am just a mess after I clean anymore. What a great excuse to just play today instead of doing what I should be doing, right?  At least that's what I'm telling myself!  If you think otherwise, do you mind keeping it to yourself?  I don't want my bubble burst when I've gone to so much trouble creating it.

I promised last time that I would show you the other project I am working on.  As you might recall, we're going to have a display of Little House and Country Cottage designs in the shop in May.  I figured I should help to create the best display possible so in the spirit of the things I am stitching one chart from each designer.  I know, I know.  It's a real hardship I tell ya, just finding a cute chart in the hundreds that are available was a chore in itself,  but what's a person supposed to do??  It was my idea after all, so I sucked it up and chose Little House's The Inn at Fox River Mill (seen in my previous post) and Forest Snowfall from Country Cottage.  I'm stitching it on 40ct Pearl Grey linen over 2 using the called for colors except the Deep Fennel has been replaced by Belle Soie Ocean Tide.  Deep Fennel just wasn't cutting it for me.  This is such a soft looking piece, very soothing.  I've just hated every minute of it...NOT!!

Since Gracie has been ill, I have taken to locking the two dogs up in the bathroom when we leave the house.  If there is an accident I can at least find it easily instead of hunting on my hands and knees nose to the floor like a bloodhound scenting it's prey.  Those that actually know me are probably wishing right now that I hadn't put that image in their head...the picture isn't me.   Anyway, I put a baby gate across the opening so they can see out and not get claustrophobic but apparently one of them is not terribly happy with this situation.  Dan came home from work the first night to see this...

When Dan told me about finding Kallie on the counter when he got home he was all concerned about how long she might have been stuck up there.  I, on the other hand was more concerned that she might not be stuck up there.  Kallie has species confusion and has a tendency to think she's a feline instead of a canine.  Cat's do not have a problem jumping and my concern was she might try to jump from the counter over the gate and onto the floor.  But I was hoping she wouldn't be that brave.  I was hoping in vain.  The next day I once again locked them in the bathroom and turned around to get my coat.  Hearing movement behind me I spun around just in time to see Kallie attempting a dive worthy of an Olympic gold medalist!  I swear she did a triple twist with a tuck before losing her form and landing flat on her back only to spring back up and leap into my arms.  I didn't even have time to yell stay at her before this brilliant feat of gymnastics.  I was so worried she might have hurt herself,  but apparently she really is half cat and seems none the worse for wear.  We've now taken to blocking off the toilet (her springboard to the counter) and this seems to be taking care of the problem.  For now.  Until Houdini figures out another way to escape!

Yesterday was Last Saturday Stitching at the shop. We have stitching on the second and last Saturday of every month and our group of ladies has grown from the 4 we started out with in the beginning 2 years ago, to between 20 and 25 now.

It's such an awesome group of women, from beginners to experts, some young, some not so young, stitching on such diverse projects. When I look back 2 years to our very humble beginnings and see how much we've grown, I am in awe and I thank God that he brought them all into my life.  I look forward to our stitching days and hate the months that have 5 Saturdays as there is a longer gap between stitching.  Thank you ladies for all of your support over the last couple of years, for taking time out of your busy lives to come and stitch at the shop.  For the awesomely good food you bring, for the laughter, the companionship, and lets face it for the money you spend on supplies and framing.  Without you and your support we wouldn't exist.  And while the shop closing would be a loss...for me, losing all of you would be a tragedy.  You're the best!  SMOOCHES!!!

I hope I haven't nauseated everyone, I rarely get this sappy but I just felt the need to say thanks today.  And while I'm at it. Thanks to all of my wonderful followers that make it a pleasure to sit down at the computer and try to entertain you all with the boring and mundane stories of my life.  I sometimes question whether I should continue or not and then I will receive an email from someone telling me how much they enjoy reading my blog and it makes it all worth while.

Have an awesome Sunday everyone!

Take care till Next time!!