Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hope you had a wonderful safe Memorial Weekend.....


  

It's  been a beautiful  weekend.....sunny and bright and temperatures around 71 degrees.  We're feeling very patriotic, even our summer ewe has put on her patriotic blanket with matching accessories.  As much as I had to say to Phyllis and Debbie when they stitched monthly blankets for the Homespun Elegance sheep, and believe me I said a lot, I can't believe I'm taking the time to make different blankets for Sally Ewe (she's our version of the Christmas Elf).  Anyway, that was a finish for me this week so I'm showing it. Needless to say I was in and out of the stitching "studio" in a matter of seconds doing this, but a finish is a finish.   Stacy Stinson stopped by today to give me my Catherine Theron kit, "Travel-sized Quaker Sewing Roll" which was I thrilled to get.  I've never been able to take one of her classes, but everyone else has and I do love her samplers, etc.  This is a darling Quaker piece and for some reason I'm in love with Quaker.  Since we got an order from Hoffman today I also added Threadworks Primitives "Beggers 4th," as well as Homespun Elegance's Uncle Sam Crew Needle Case".  I did the Shamrock Needle case for St. Patrick's day so I'm shooting for a finish on this of July 4th.  I may never sleep again.  Although with my new "Tablet" the game Candy Crush is sucking out all of my time.   I seem to only work in patches of 25 minutes which is what I normally have to wait for a recharge.  Mercy, I'm sorry I ever looked at this.  But there are a great many designs I really want to stitch so the pull of needlework is great and I'm hoping the thrill of Candy Crush wears off.   OMG....I was just in the shop talking with Sara and realized I sewed the buttons on Sally Ewe's patriotic blanket in the wrong place.  They should be at the ends not in the middle....duh...no wonder it went so quick...I obviously wasn't trying very hard.  Now I have to redo...damn. Good news, I was able to redo the blanket (I know everyone was very concerned about this), right away so Sally Ewe doesn't need to be embarrassed.  Moving on....it's Monday and there were so many people still here I had trouble parking (I only drove today because I thought everyone would be moving on...what an idiot).  Anyway, we had a little excitement this weekend even though it was a relatively quiet holiday.  Saturday I came to work and Vernon said, "you missed the excitement".  Sara had her first tow.  For some reason everyone here gets a thrill out of towing people who park on the lot but are not staying here or shopping in the shops.  Since it was 7:00 a.m. Sara knew they weren't in the shop and since they blocked the parking lot by parking right in the entrance she knew they couldn't be staying here.  After checking with Mary at the front desk it was confirmed.  The tow company took forever so the police were called and they called the tow company to find out what their problem was and the car was finally  towed.  When I was told that there were realtor keys in the car I said, "No realtor would park there, that car has to have been stolen."  We finally got a call from the realtor whose car had been stolen along with her pocketbook and car keys from her house in Ocean Pines.  Glad the mystery was solved, although no one knows yet who did the deed.  But I do know the person who stole it has to be close to this property to have dumped it here.  I'm blaming the annoying kids who are in Olde Town behind us since they are always annoying.  Then yesterday as I was  walking home I saw a woman with 2 children standing by my building, and then I noticed a man walking towards the back of my building, or rather my neighbors fence where he proceeded to pee on the fence....and this is with the town bathroom 1 block away.  This was not a teenager (we expect it out of the high school seniors because they are too stupid to find the town bathroom), but a grown man with children.... who apparently was also too stupid, and in broad daylight.  Honestly, where have all the manners gone?    I must remember to ask these people where they live and then we can take a bus load of people to their homes and pee on their property.  Road Trip! The sights here haven't changed since prior years, same tacky clothes and bathing suits barely there.  Then there was a young girl who walked by with 2 friends who I swear had to weight over 250 lbs (her friends were normal size), wearing a two piece suit and strutting like she was on the runway.  Does anyone look in the mirror anymore.  A gentlemen came in and said to me before he left, I bet you see some sights here in the summer.....meanwhile he must have weighted over 400 lbs....and I don't think he meant himself.  Mercy, watching this is almost as addictive as candy crush.  And next week we start the senior weeks month...oh God, help us all.  As I have gotten older this nightmare has gotten worse.  From the actions we see here.....some of these kids have had little training.  God help them when they enter college or the work force.  Anyway, I did get a stitch done, which I will show you tomorrow.  I loved stitching this Drawn Thread piece, but tonight I will be working on Shepherds Fold.  We should be getting our kits this week and I need to get a move on.  The 2nd part is a scissor fob.  Now that I should be able to complete in a short amount of time.  The question is,  do I work over one or over two.  Doing their fobs over one results in the most adorable little fob....I'll have to give this some thought.  I have 2 older women in here (Sea Trader) who are wasting some time (they must be meeting someone), anyway, they are wasting time by reading all the card....out loud, like I haven't heard people read them endlessly already.  Shoot me, shoot me now.  The smile is permanently frozen on my face. 




2 comments:

Debbie Brotzman said...

The Catherine Theron kit, "Travel-sized Quaker Sewing Roll" is so pretty! That should be fun to do. I play Candy Crush, too. I finally had to limit myself to once a day. When I run out of life, I'm done for the day (most days anyway). :)

Theresa Baird said...

Oh, Sally ... I can always count on your blog to give me a big chuckle! Love the pieces you are working on. Have a wonderful summer.