Today Brian is having his surgery and we are all stepping up to the plate, some more than others. I had 2 days off this week (whoohoo!!!!) so I felt of all people I should be here early....well not too early. I arrived at 8:00a.m. to find Sara smiling and keeping things filled at the continental breakfast. I would have helped her at that point, however, I got caught by the sweetest man staying at the hotel who wanted to introduce himself and tell me his life story, for the 2nd time, so I decided to go back to Sara's desk and escape reality until it was time for me to go to work in Salty Yarns. We are fortunate in the hotel and the shops to have such loyal customers, and it is part of our job to maintain those relationships.....however...today is not the day. While I kept the smile on and spoke for several minutes to the gentlemen, my mind is up in Annapolis at the hospital worrying about Brian and Mary and I just can't do it today. C.J. arrived early to take over the care of Izi and Solomon, Vernon was here by 9:30 to help Sara at the desk, so we are covering for Mary the best we can. Michael is MIA but that could be a good thing. He gets distracted by shiny objects at this point and gets moody so Sara is better if he isn't on site when things are rough and today is going to be rough. Poor Sara has a double shift, hotel and shop as too many workers had to have today off....UGH!!! I started to offer to work a double, but everyone feels that if I can get through 1 shift it's enough, especially after my breakdown of last Wednesday where I texted Sara and informed her I was walking out whether anyone replaced me at 4 or not. (That was a first for me in 45 years, but I had a really tough day). While I was off for a couple of days I did finish another of the Blackboard Ornaments from Hands on Design....on the black perforated paper. Fun times! All three ornaments finished are in the first chart pack, along with the precut holly leaves and the button berry. Fast stitch, even though you do have to stitch the background.
I showed the next piece the other day but had not finished because I forgot to leave a hole in the strawberry top for the scissor leash. Last night I finally decided to just go for it and made a little hole which I stuffed the leash cording through and done. Love this piece, "Coverlet Berry Scissor Tray."
I know this picture sucks, but I don't have the hanger on the back yet so I can't hang it to get a better picture, but you get the point. ABC Needlework from Little Houseworks. I showed it when I finished the stitching, but hadn't gotten the frame yet from Classic Colorworks. Then of course, it sat around my house for 3 weeks after I got the frame, so last night I finally decided to just get it done. I don't know why it took so long. I had it laced in about 15 minutes, which is the boring part....I've got a problem doing anything but stitching apparently.
Now I just have to finish Clementine. The real reason she isn't finished is I've been having an internal struggle over the most riduculous thing. Stacy Nash put a button on the front of her dress and I decided to bead a necklace instead. After beading a neklace and putting it on her I'm not sure I like it. Here comes the stupid part....My argument is would Clementime wear a necklace or is the button more appropriate for her? I mean really, the cat is wearing a dress and I'm worried about a button versus a necklace. But that is just where I am at this point. On my next day off (please God make it soon) I'm going to settle the argument and finish Clementine so I can start the next one. That struggle is, do I stitch the mouse or Harrison the rabbit. I think Harrison is winning the fight. Last night I started stitching the 2nd piece of Lesson #2, Lessons in ABCedarian from from Brenda Gervais. Again I'm doing the series as a set of pillows. So I'm working on Legacy, 20 count which is actually between 16 and; 18 ct., so this is going to work up quickly. Good thing since Lesson 3 is on the horizon. God, I can't stitch fast enough. Got to run. Still haven't finished Wichelt and Sara will kill me when she comes in and it isn't finished after 6 hours, since it should have been done and put away in the first hour. (who has time for work when you are constantly checking Facebook) Anyway, I'll catch up later. Have a great night of stitching.