Jul 30, 2023
Jul 28, 2023
We're off like a herd of turtles this morning. If all goes well, we'll get our errands out of the way before the heat sets in, and there just might be breakfast in the mix!
Sorry for the craptastic photo, but I snapped it in the wee hours of the morning. Come Tarry has another few days and then we can call it a FeeNee!
Happy Weekend, Dearies! Stay safe and happy and stitchy and come tell me all about it!
Jul 26, 2023
Back to Shepherd's Bush Come Tarry for tonight's stitching! Our lights went POOF at 1pm and stayed poofed until about 5pm, so not a lot of anything got done today. I took it easy and started feeling almost half-human again late this afternoon, so all is well at CS2, Dearies. All is well.
Jul 25, 2023
Dearies, I was up all night with terribly awful no good dasterdly tummy trouble, so in between ughs I listened to Mrs Maisel and stitched Spring Basket. I know it looks different than the previous iteration. I've been re-colorizing and re-stitching this on the fly in colors more suited to my eye, and I think I like this version much better than the original:
So far. So good.
I'm sure this will pass eventually. I'm staying hydrated and enjoying Wintergreen Life Savers in the meantime, and JB is keeping a close eye on my shenanagins to make sure I don't go down like a bag of doorknobs.
Time to get back to it and the Phillies.
Happy Tuesday! Are you doing something fun? Come tell me all about it!
Jul 24, 2023
Jul 21, 2023
They're re-guilding the Golden Dome and the statue of Mary atop. We've been getting a bird's eye view, so I thought I would share this photo by Matt Cashore. Isn't it cool?
If this is the kind of thing you're interested in, Notre Dame's website has a lot of in depth information on the process. And yes...they do use real gold leaf!
Jul 19, 2023
In case you're wondering...it's pronounced BACHA GA LOOP, and it's been stuck in my head for a few days now...ever since Rich and I returned from an afternoon dip, and as we lumbered up the stairs I got the giggles.
As soon as my second cup kicks in, I'm going to venture out for provisions and then reward myself with another refreshing few minutes floating before we head to Summer Film School this evening. Tonight we'll be watching Grease...the musical selection of this term's theme, which is "Genre".
Happy Futzingday, Dearies!
Jul 15, 2023
Jul 11, 2023
Dearies...we're gonna need a bigger craft room. Last nigh at the Elkhart EGA meeting, we started our crazy quilt projects.
My only contribution to this is the selection of fabrics. Miss Katy did all of the sewing for me on her sewing machine.
It's mounted on a paper template, so I will remove that and begin embellishing with pretty threads and doo dads and whatnots. When finished, I think I'll stuff it and make it into a little hanging ornament.
What a treat to learn something new and to have so much fun at the same time!
Jul 10, 2023
Me and steamy heat?
Not so much.
I thought that I would outgrow this particular aversion with age and transplant, but alas, I am still the delicate little flower that wilts and expires when exposed to swamplike conditions.
(It certainly doesn't help matters that our community swimming pool here at CS2 is BROKEN and not open for Yours Truly to splosh and refresh in the cool waters if/when she can haul her prodigious bulk down to the waters edge and quietly slip into its shallow depths..)
So I am inside.
Reading, sleeping, blogging, puzzling, slurping, and stitching.
My Saturday guild project crept into my twitches sometime Saturday night, and I decided that I was not crazy about the way the colors were mashing up. The overdyed greens were not getting along, and the purple was...eh, and then the metallic started screaming, and my tiny little stitchy brain was a mess.
(I blame the lovely Misses Linda and Charlene for this one. They used a different colorway, so I got it into my head that I needed to do the same.)
(I'm like that pesky little kid sister that wants to take along and be part of the group, but is nothing but an enormous obnoxious pain in the fanny.)
(Must learn to change that.)
Anywhoose...before I knew what hit me, I was in the cube room studio playing with threads, and viola'...a new array that I think I will like much better:
The good news is that I had not progressed very far, so only a little frogging will need to be done before I can get back to this and catch up to the rest of the group.
That's not to say that I haven't been stitching, Dearies. While I wait for my beads to arrive for Star Spangled Banner, I've been playing with Come Tarry:
I am off script on this one, too, because I stitched the verse all together instead of staggered, so I'm having to improvise a bit on the remaining bands:
Tonight is another Guild meeting...this time over in Elkhart, Indiana. We will be learning how to crazy quilt, so I am gathering supplies to give it a go. Miss Katy is going to do the actual fabric piecing for us with her sewing machine, so those of you who know about my propensity to royally screw anything mechanical will not have to fret. I will be duly supervised.
Time to tackle Mt Laundry and find something suitable for Guild tonight. As much as these ladies tolerate me, I don't think anybody needs me showing up in pajama pants and a Hanes old man t-shirt from the Target Clearance bin!
Happy Monday to one and all, near and far! I hope your corner of the world is exactly as you want it to be! Come tell me all about it!
Jul 7, 2023
Jul 6, 2023
Jul 5, 2023
And immediately started beading the beads:
My poor eyes went a bit buggy after an hour or so, so off to bed I went, dreaming of a big fat finish today!
But first, I have things to do and places to go and people to see out there in the sweltering vistas of Hoosierville. If all goes according to plan, by this afternoon I will be back in twenty-nine year old bike shorts and a t-shirt with plenty of ice water in the sippy cup, and Sopranos on the TeeVee to keep me company.
What's happening in your neck of the woods?