Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I cannot start a cross stitch project and work straight through with no new starts. That would be like starting a book and finishing it all at once or like taking everything out of the pantry and then immediately putting it all back. What madness that would be!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Last night we played a game of Lego Minotaurus. Surely this is much more important than going out to the mall or a movie. Childhood summer memories should be full of game nights with thunderstorms and popsicles, although cleaning Buttercup's popsicle off the Lego board was tricky.
Here is some stitching progress. Although I always travel with my stitching basket, I am most comfortable stitching in my own home with the lamps I am used to. I always feel self-conscious about leaving bits of thread behind me at someone else's home or business.
I potter around in my garden several times a day. This year I decided to let the various cucurbita vines ramble at will. Here they are taking over what was some okra and both a leaf mold pile and last year's compost pile. They are so glossy and strong, I will leave them be.
So you see, there is more than enough to keep me engaged here. The trick is finding time for this stay-at-home, homeschooling mother to actually stay home!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
It has been a while since I have posted, so here are some random images to give you a picture (ha ha) of my real life. I posted the above picture for my grandparents. That gorgeous green tomato is 'Goldman's Italian-American.' My granny (hi, Mimi) thinks it is the ugliest thing, but I absolutely love it! Mimi, show Pop this picture so he can see the tomato in the middle cup is starting to root.
Well, I was hoping to have this project all stitched up, but it is taking longer than I expected. You know how you look at a project and think, "I can have this done in 4 weeks," and then a week later, "This is huge! What was I thinking?" then the cycle begins again with "I can finish this up in a few more days."
I bought this lamp yesterday at Ho$$y Lo$$y. I always wanted a lamp with a big, fat bow, but I decided this one looked pretty classy. I just cannot stop looking at it!