Yes that's right, that's my Sara and she is taking over the shop....while I am still here, she's doing the heavy lifting and I'm just an employee of hers. Of course, I still do some ordering when she's not watching (a girl has to have her "stuff"), but basically she's doing everything. Thank God!!! In fact today I stayed home until 4:00 p.m. and then came in to work the late shift from 4-10 p.m. And the strange part...it's really not taking me much to adjust to this new system. I'm loving it....my Mary is running the front desk of the hotel (of course Sara is also helping out there) but Sara's primary focus will be on the shops and I just get to sit here, help customers and stitch. (well of course my hearts game is running all the time as well). I also get to blame her for anything that comes in that I don't like...like the cat doorstops today which I forgot was my order....ooops!!! The firemen are in Ocean City this week which is a blessing since I can't see high school seniors for firemen. Last week we had a slew of the seniors and it was a nightmare, but sanity is starting to return this week so I'm grateful. Sara showed me how to put pictures on my blog so I'm going to have fun once again getting pictures up. Thank God for my IPad....this should be a fun summer. I'll be able to show you all sorts of sights down here. Of course I've found other uses...I took a picture of a chart I wanted to use but it was in the new Sand, Sea and Cross Stitch book that is big and heavy, so I took a picture of the chart and e-mailed it to myself and now it's up on the computer at work so I don't have to lug the darn book with me. Win, Win!!! Right now I've got a few things working...I started Shepherd's Bush's new Gratitude Sampler. Wow...it's got 3 scenes on it which are beautiful but a lot of stitching and in between are the bands which I love. Last night I finished the pattern darning and it is beautiful. I've done that before on some of their other samplers and I just love stitching that stitch. I've also got a Sherry Jones working as Barbara Nunez and I are both going to get ours stitched (we went to the same retreat years ago where it was a class...which neither of us bothered to start let alone finish.) But we're hoping to have them done by Jamboree and then we'll work together to finish them. At least that's the plan at this moment. I love a plan I just hope I don't crash and burn. I'm also stitching some of the designs from the Sand, Sea and Cross Stitch book. Stacy Stinson brought it to my attention over a month ago and I just couldn't wait until we got them in. It's perfect...every design, and there are plenty of them, is easy but fabulous for a beach cottage or anyone that is obsessed with nautical. Moving on....weather... It's been a slow start to our summer...duh, is it summer? By the temperatures we're experiencing you wouldn't know it's summer. I have yet to turn on my a/c at home....I'm sure Delmarva Power will be raising rates since they aren't making much off of me. I'm going to try to go all summer without a/c...I purchased a big floor fan to see if I can take it. I know last year I couldn't so I'm not holding out much hope, but we'll see...I've made it so far but we haven't had temps in the 90's yet. O.K., I'm about to go on a rant here....I have two people in the shop that don't have a clue what they hell they are doing or looking at and insist upon asking me 3 million questions while I'm trying to work on the website. While I'm trying to be pleasant, if you don't know what the hell you are talking about stop asking stupid questions. Of course the woman who is asking the questions doesn't do the work, but she feels she's helpful to the other woman who can't tell the difference between counted cross stitch and needlepoint if she keeps asking me questions. She just picked up Sweetheart Tree's Quadrielle and asked if it was a pillow. Really? It's an ornament and it looks like an ornament...for God's sake leave me alone. I guess I should count my blessings since everyone else who has been here tonight is a true stitcher and they have all been really, really nice. So I guess one idiot won't ruin my day...especially since Sara taught me to get pictures up....so I'm going to stop talking since it's time to close for the night, but I work a double shift tomorrow so I'll be on the blog for sure. Have a great day...it's suppose to be sunny!
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