It's a gorgeous day today, sun is shining...light breeze blowing off the ocean...people are walking, dogs are strolling, and the bikes are cruising. Salty Yarns opened full time with spring hours...10am. - 4 p.m. (except when it's slow (and we close at 3:45 p.m....since those last 15 minutes might kill us.) Anyway, we came in energized and ready to go.....for about 15 minutes, then I had to start taking 1 hour breaks between 15 minute work periods to play hearts. I tried to suck up the cobwebs with the hand held vacuum and it wasn't picking up a thing so I took it apart and honestly, that filter had never...and I mean never...been dealt with. I had to scrape the crap out of it with my nails...ugh! Needless to say, after using it in the windows I then had to take a 1/2 hour break. My work is exhausting. I did get Amy Brueckens "Whatever" finished. I finished the stitching a few weeks ago but never found a pillow I wanted to use. Because it's such a contempory piece, I wanted something funky that a teenager would want in their room. Sara drove me crazy when she was a teenager saying "Whatever" with attitude and eyeballs rolling. She still says it when I try to emphasize my point when our opinions differ, with the same darn eye rolls and attitude. Nothing pushes my button more than her "Whatever." So this pillow is a tribute to Sara. Anyway, it's fast needless to say as I stitched it on 20ct. fabric over 2. Then I went to Walmart where they had the perfect funky pillow which matched the colors (miracles do happen) and they also had those funky buttons for me to use. It was meant to be. Quick finish with little or no sewing. Just attaching the linen to the pillow at the buttons. Last night I worked on the "Needleworker"...I love this piece, and again, it's going to be finished this weekend...should be tomorrow so it's just a few days of work..and then it's on to another project. Since I still have to block my Sherry Jones pieces I might tackle that next and the Jeannette Douglas suitcase since I've finished her pieces. Finishing...ugh!!! Not my forte or my love...but a necessary evil. Sara, Mary and I are also gearing up for next weekend and our Sherry Jones classes...it's so exciting. Can't wait to see everyone and to get to the finishing. Well, I won't actually be finishing those pieces...I just do the pre-stitch and then Sara takes the classes. It works out better since I panic in class worrying that I won't get it done. Sara does not care if she gets it done or not .... so we're the perfect pair. Well, it's 3:54 p.m. and Sara's staring at me since she wanted to close at 3:00 p.m. so I guess we're closing....I just hope she waits until the customers leave otherwise I'll be sleeping in the shop tonight....well, that wouldn't be so bad...oops no T.V., no I better start flickering the lights and asking folks to make their final purchase....we're out! Have a great night and I'm sure boredom will set in tomorrow and I'll be talking to you again.
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