Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Lamp

This thing is great! Well, so far. I wasn't home long and had it set up and ready to go. I glanced through it at my stitching. I may find mistakes in there...WOW! I didn't know what I was missing out on. The magnifyer is great. It takes ordinary light bulbs up to 60 watts. So I bought those with the enhanced color spectrum, they are called reveal, by GE. I could see so much more with this lamp. I LOVE it! Of course, since today was crazy, I had just enough energy when I got home to go pick up some food and then come home and eat it. I will stitch tomorrow evening and see how my eyes feel after. This should really give me the means to stitch for longer periods of time. YAY!

Friday, June 22, 2007


I have been stitching again. I picked up the 18th Century Mystery Sampler again. It is very slow going, made even slower by my recent lack of interest in any kind of stitching. But I think my stitching absence may be over.
The kittens are growing...and eating me out of house and home. But they do pay their way, they keep me in giggles. That counts for something.
I found a light in my department catalog at work. It's a magnifying lamp. So I ordered it. It's only $19.50, so I may be surprised at how it is not at all what I need, but I had to try. My whole order came in today. Tomorrow I MAY get to get it out and see what it is really like. (some things look so much better in the catalogs) I say I MAY get to get it out, cause tomorrow we kick off the start of our "greener" neighborhood store. We are starting a program to collect old PC's, printers, etc. to be taken to the proper recycling place. We could be exceptionally swamped with customers dropping off their recycling and then shopping. I am a little ticked at my salesman. He left for vacation and didn't tell me he was going. I had an order for him and he didn't show up for 4 or 5 days after when he usually comes in. That really left my department lacking...stuff. Now, we have these big goings on tomorrow, the order couldn't be put up in time and people won't get what they want from me. I'd love to punish him by not ordering as much stuff, but that would only hurt me in the long run. Maybe I will order more stuff and mess up the numbers a little so he will have to work a little harder at getting the order in. (I wouldn't really do that...I know it would just come back to bite me in the butt later!! LOL)
Anyway, that is it for now. Just wanted to stop by and check in. I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm am off to stitch a little before I go to bed.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The chest...and kitties

I'm not so good at this picture posting thing. But are the kitties I got a few weeks back, or however long ago that was. They are thriving. The top picture (I hope it stays top after I publish) is Purrcy snoozing on a discarded Toaster Strudel box. (We discard it, my little dog gets it out to play with) In this case it became a lovely little bed, just for Purrcy. The second pic is of Purrcy and Chili trying to bail on me. They are not quite ready for heights it looks like! That is my very messy and disorganized book shelf I made years ago in the back ground. The kitties are so much fun now. They wrestle around with each other when they are not sleeping. Chili has his own dog and when I can't find him, I look for the dog and they are usually curled up together. Purrcy likes to bite earlobes.

On the chest progress...I am making some. I am having to make a lot of adjustments on the lining, because even though I seem to be measuring plenty of times prior to cutting/sewing, I think I am paranoid of ruining the fabric I have, so I measure/sew too large. (Better than too small in my mind) It's getting there. I have sewn the lining for the bottom. I'm putting pockets on three sides to accommodate stuff. I have the grosgrain ribbon pinned to the top part of the lining and that is where I stopped working on it last time. I have my sewing machine in my bedroom, the worktable is in the front room, so there's a lot of traveling going on, making it a little more slow going. I may have it completed by the end of my next weekend! (hope, hope)

I had been having some pain, well, okay, a lot of pain in my heel. I am on my feet all day at work and it's cement floors. I finally went to the doctor and she decided that after all that I had done to fix this myself (anti-inflammatory, icing, stretching, etc., etc.) it was time for a cortisone shot. I said okay, because I have had them before and they are a great relief. She sure gave me a shot...OUCH! But today, I was almost completely pain free. There was a little pressure first thing this morning and this afternoon, my heel was back to almost the regular pain, but not quite. I was so happy though! This is the best my foot has felt in MONTHS! I can't wait for the shot to fully kick in.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What Kind of Flower Are You?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

I started working on the chest that I got a few weeks (months?) back. The bottom wickering had detached itself from the main body on the front of the chest and I had a hard time reattaching it. There is a LOT of hot glue and wire brads holding that baby on now! I also found out that I can be a contortionist. Today I will be figuring out how I want to get the lining in there. Unfortunately, I have to unbury my sewing machine. I have a plan in my head (for the lining), but sometimes, well, a lot of times, what is in my head isn't necessarily what happens. I will try to remember to take some "along the way" photos. Our weather is a little gloomy today, so I hope I can get some decent ones.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Me and "The Girls"

I am admittedly hooked on the "Gilmore Girls". The season is over, the show is more Gilmores. I did something I have never, ever done before...I panicked. Target had all six seasons on DVD and on sale...half price, so I swooped in and bought them all. Now all I have to do is wait for the seventh and final season to become available, and I will be complete. I'm sick I tell ya...I really have never done something like this before, but I just couldn't let the "girls" fade into nonexistence.