Pre-stitch pressed and ready to go. I had handed this off to Sara on Friday to finish the butterflies since I was experiencing difficulty (or so I thought) getting it right. I had partially stitched the bottom piece on the left and had not stitched any of the butterflies on that piece, thinking she would take pity and do it while she was finishing the other butterflies. So she brings it down, happily announcing she had finished the butterflies, but then hands it to me and says, "You haven't finished one piece." UGH! I was back in pre-stitch hell. But I just went home Sunday night, sat in my stitchy chair and got down to business and was finished in an hour. And I finished the butterflies on that piece because I always knew how to do it, I just wasn't secure in the knowledge. But now that it's finished, the "Garden Long Pocket" is finished and I've got it blocking now so it will be ready to go by Friday....I can finish the rest of the projects that are sitting on my dining room table waiting for me to get to them. Nothing more exciting then finishing projects and getting them into the shop on display. A real sense of accomplishment. Especially now....winter is over for us with our first class starting Friday and stitchers arriving Wednesday. Then it's the Delaware Guild retreat, the May retreat and then it's summer. Yes we are definitely feeling the tension as we all get our particular jobs finished in time. Mary's working everyday getting the guys fixing and helping move furniture, etc., housekeepers have been working on the rooms and apartments for over a month already, and Sara's busy still getting merchandise out and getting orders placed. Whew! All I have to do is get the peanut butter cookies done and the models (and really no one knows what models I'm doing so if I don't get them done it's no big deal.) I certainly won't have the pieces that were suppose to go to the framers here because they are still sitting on the table at home. One was for St. Patrick's Day so at this point....what's the point? The ladies return for another summer this week. Judy and Pat will both be here this week, Sara will be taking the class so I'll be in the shop (God help us) and the Tangles will also be in town. So the shop should be very busy this weekend. That's always exhausting, but really exciting to see what everyone is working on, getting to speak with Sherri Jones....I better start catching up on sleep so I'm ready. But it's so hard to sleep with my Roku....darn that Debbie Liming. She told me she had one so of course I had to get one. Now, I'm addicted and can barely go to sleep for watching my British shows and Netflix...OMG, commercial free T.V. is the best. I didn't know how addictive it was until I went back to watch a show on regular T.V. and at the first commercial break I counted 13 commercials before I said, the hell with this and went back to Acorn T.V. I'm seriously thinking of canceling my cable. Each week since I became a Roku devotee I've watched less and less of regular T.V. although I could watch it on NBC apps on my T.V., I think there are commercials there was well, and while I miss a couple of my shows on regular T.V., so many commercials every break just wears my patience thin. It's as if they give you 10 minutes of a show and 10 minutes of commercials. Can't deal with that. I'm a bit concerned about the weather for the weekend now. I always think it's going to be warm when we open and boy, after last weekend I really don't know what it's going to be like. Today the sun is shining and supposedly the temperature is in the low 50's but feels like it's in the 40's with the ocean breeze...breeze well more like a nor'easter wind. We have portable heaters at the ready just in case but I've got my fingers, toes and eyes crossed hoping for the warmer temps. For those coming...we can't wait. We'll see Ginny, Beverly and Bernadette on Wednesday, Sherri, Debbie and Stasi on Thursday and God knows who else before the bulk of the stitchers arrive. Nothing better than a group of stitchers on site.
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