17 hours ago
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer...
Summer has hit with a vengeance....it's in the 90's and as we all know, I don't do well with heat. Yesterday I never even got out of my p.j.'s, sat inside in the a/c and thanked God I didn't have to go outside. I started a Pine Mountain for the shop, and after stitching one full line realized I hadn't centered it and had to tear out and start over. UGH!!! Made me want to chunk it, but since I haven't had a finish in a couple of weeks, I have to get something done. It's so difficult to work on shop samples when I have so much that I want to work on personally. And then I look at Amy's blog...oh, my God, she's about finished one of the class pieces...I don't think anyone else has even worked on theirs yet and there she is...almost done. Hell, by now she is probably done. She is the bionic stitcher and does such beautiful work. I use she, Paola and Stasi as my inspiration each day. While Sara wasn't watching I stuck the Patriotic Poppies in my stitch bag (no time for lectures), but last week I got 2 kits in the mail so I'm falling behind more and more every day. I got the next Gathering kit and the Chessie Heirlooms kit #1...oh my, I hope Sara enjoys some of this because I won't live long enough to get all this stitching done. And today I had to work the 10-4 shift...ugh I had to go out into the heat. But I survived and now I'm in the air conditioned shop so I'm a happy camper. And as always, we got new stock in...so there's work to be done, but I'm too busy right now trying to find just the right threads for Drawn Threads "Summer Jumble." It's great not to be the boss anymore...I feel free to do whatever I want. Yeah!!! I did put all the new stock into inventory on the computer...I've done my job. So I' m getting projects lined up. Been dying to start Summer Jumble, but we don't have the right colors of Dinky Dyes, so I'm making a choice so I can start and have picked up Gloriana for the yellow/gold. But the wings of the bee are giving me a headache. They call for Needlepoint Inc. Beige, which we have, but my vision is white or Kreinik pearl. I've looked at Amy's and I love it and I think she used beige so I don't know why I'm having such a hissy fit. Then I changed the fabric...I'm back to the Lakeside Magnolia. Can't give a reason, I just love it. I need to make a decision and stick with it. Beth Jernigan was in a while ago...always good to see our Stitch 'n Bitch members walk in. She came to sign up for Jamboree and get her pre-stitch. If you have signed up for Jamboree, but didn't get your pre-stitch yet give Sara a call because I believe all pre-stitch kits have gone out. Don't panic if you didn't get yours, you have plenty of time. These are not huge projects so you can get them done in a short amount of time. And just think, you will be taking home 2 completed projects from Jamboree. Whoppee!!!!! That's a win win. About 3:45 UPS showed up with approx. 8 large cartons, several of which were yarn , are you kidding me? So as I'm having a hissy fit over that (Sara still hasn't dealt with the cartons of yarn that came in earlier this week, and in rolls Fed Ex with 2 of the biggest boxes I've ever seen....we were out of room needless to say so I was fuming and Sara just wanted me gone. In fact she saw a crisis coming so she mysteriously decided I didn't need to work tomorrow. While I decided the best thing for all involved was to get the heck out of there, I assured her she better have a plan because I was coming back in the morning to get all the cartons out of the shop and then told Vernon he better make room in his apartment because that is where the yarn was going. Sara is doing a wonderful job with the shop, don't get me wrong, but I can't stand cartons sitting around and she doesn't seem to care about that. Didn't I mention earlier I was glad not to be in charge? Is micro managing considered in charge? Anyway, came home, made dinner and was taking out my stitching when I felt a twinge in my wrist. OMG, I couldn't even hold the needle ... what the hell is going on? I've taken the night off from stitching (with all I have here to stitch) and rested my hand but it's now almost 11 p.m. and it's still hurting me. Please God don't let this be carpel's tunnel....can that come on all at once. So now I'm stressed over this and the shop, although Sara did call me earlier tonight to say she had a plan (I'm sure she does...get those cartons out of the shop before I arrive in the morning and act like she got it all put in the storeroom...which is already overflowing with yarn). Well, this saga will continue I'm sure and in the meantime I found a elastic wrist thingy(I believe that's the technical term) but it's about 2 sizes too big (something too big for me...didn't know that was possible?) I might try to alter it before tomorrow. Meanwhile I'm typing with one hand and trying to figure out how to hold my q-snap and still stitch with one hand. I might bring a stand home (Jackie donated one to me that she no longer needed and that way I didn't have to take one out of stock..win.win for me...thanks Jackie) tomorrow and see if I can manage that. Not stitching is just not an option. Anyway, that's my report for today....not in great shape but hopeful tomorrow will bring less cartons, more stitching and less pain. Have a great day yourself.