Jun 5, 2009


I know that it's Friday today, but I can't seem to figure out what happened to Monday through Thursday of this week. I'm pretty sure I had them, but I haven't the vaguest clue as to what I did with them.

This is why I am going to have an ice cream cone tonight: I just washed (and dried, by the way) my entire kitchen floor ON MY HANDS AND KNEES! Now if you knew me, you'd know that me on hands and knees is feat enough in itself, but the fact that I actually managed to do something productive while down there is worth some kind of reward. I've been sweeping the floor like a good girl should, but today was the day to get rid of whatever it is that one deposits on a kitchen floor. (I have a little TeeVee in there and am known to watch Judge Alex or Gordon Ramsey while I'm chopping and stirring, so you can only imagine). Anywhoose....it's clean and I'm going to have an ice cream cone.

Thanks to Stewey for sitting in for me yesterday. I'm always amazed that his posts are so popular. I guess I forget what an exceptional little guy he is (especially when I'm cleaning up a puddle in the entryway). Today he's supervising the landscaping crew: Stitching this weekend is going to be dedicated to finishing my bargello piece. After three years of languishing in the WIP box, I figure it's time to get this one done and into the FUPPY box (you know the one...finished but unfinished projects). I did finish one area last night, so I only have two remaining: We're supposed to have gorgeous weather all weekend, so methinks there might be some outdoor time. I am determined to have a picnic this summer if it's the last thing I do. I always think about how nice it would be to take a little lunch to a park and sit and enjoy the outside, but then Aunt Chrissy reminds me that I don't DO outside and we sit at the kitchen table like normal inside people do. Maybe I'm turning a new leaf?

Wherever you are and whatever you do this weekend, I hope that it's simply fabulous for you. Happy stitchy time to all and to all a good night!


  1. Your floor is so clean I think Stewy could slide on it for days!! At least that's what happens to my kitties after I wax the floor.

    I hope you have a ownderful weekend!! Happy stitching.


  2. Could ya come and do mine? Nah, I didn't think so.
    Stitching looks great. Enjoy that Ice Cream cone.

  3. Ice cream, yum! After all that time cleaning the kitchen floor you deserve and ice cream sundae.

  4. Your bargello piece is beautiful!!

  5. Just loving this Bargello piece, the colors a so pretty. The floor looks great too. CJ ok;-)

  6. Wow!! I think you could eat your ice cream off that floor! Beautiful! Your Bargello is beautiful too! I Just love this design!! It's so colorful! :)

  7. Your floor looks beautiful. Good job. That is not one of my favorite jobs....

    Your bargello piece is sooo pretty!

    Enjoy your picnic.

  8. Wood floors? In a kitchen? I'm so hard on my floors a wood floor would look like a scrap heap from Home Depot in no time.

    I know about not being an outside person. We have a pool, but hardly ever use it. (Too wet to stitch in.) We have patio table, but never eat there. I guess we go outside to get the mail and groceries. My husband will cook a steak outside on the grill from time to time, but we eat it inside like civilized people.

    Can't wait to see that beautiful bargello finished.

  9. Hi there Stewie's Mom - while I appreciate hearing from Stewie it is good to have you back. That bargello is wonderful.

  10. Mmmmmmm ... ice cream. You deserve it after all of your hard work. I think I'll have to get me some tomorrow. It's too dangerous to have in the house.

    Can't wait to see that bargello finished!

  11. I see you have left the nice and cosy place under the bed. :) I hope that Stewey installed the Firefox on your computer in the meantime. I have studied Computer Science and oh boy have I wished I had one of those red phones and direct line to Mr. Gates to tell him off once or twice...
    BTW, that's a one clean floor! You deserved that ice cream. :)
    Bargello looks lovely!

  12. FLUPPY -- I love it. I've been looking for a good word for that for years.

    I don't have one FLUPPY box, but two, both basically full to tht brim.

    Got to do something about that someday.

    Keep Stitching,

  13. Hi Coni: I picked up the needlepoint magazine with your column (NeedlePoint Now?) So kewl to see you column!!! Next time I see you (Stash Sale?) You'll have to autograph it for me.

    Nice job on your floor : ) Doing floors is one of my least fav in the household chore list, but what are you gonna do? Eventually, they just have to be spiffy.

    Enjoy your week-end. I just got home from a CQ class w/Pat Winter. I learned so much & it was a creative - thrilling sort of day.

    I may have to get some pics on my blog soon -- my blog has been neglected!

    Hello to Stewey, too

  14. I really love your bargello piece! I hope your ice cream indulgence was everythign you could've hoped for! Enjoy your weekend!

  15. I adore the bargello and congrats on the beautiful kitchen floor. No ice cream here, but we had strawberry shortcake. YUMM