Monday, June 6, 2011

Dance Shoes, Stitching Blues, and Other News

The other news first: My dining room looks as scrupulously clean as it will ever be. I just wanted to document that. What is not pictured is the odd assortment of jumbled items I removed from the table. I still don't quite know what to do with that.

The roses on the table were tokens from my parents for my two ballerinas. Buttercup danced three numbers in each of two performances, and Nutmeg danced 6 in 2 and 8 in 2 others. I think. My body, mind, and spirit are still trying to recover. What with the costumes, shoes, drama, hair glue, drama, fast food, and did I mention DRAMA, I am still trying to process the weekend. Here are a few pictures. Just know that I could make this an extremely long recital post, but I am saving room for some stitching.

And this is the piece that has given me the stitching blues. This lovely design is the reason I have not stitched in weeks. (besides the fact that I had a nasty incident with the food processor blade last weekend.) I started with a new skein of Sea Spray and it is too green. It just makes me feel sick for some reason. I have become paralyzed and unable to work on any project now.

Surely I will get to a needlework shop before the end of summer. Surely they will have a slightly less green Sea Spray. Surely this will not be the end of my stitching life. (Surely I will be more careful around the food processor in the future.)

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9 comments:

Mouse said...

awww the girls look lovely in their costumes ..... darn't ask what you did with with the food processor and mmmmm can't help you with the green am afraid :( take care and happy stitching love mouse xxx

Margaret said...

Your girls look so darling in their costumes! Boy, do I remember those days of rehearsals, recitals, big dance shows. They're all over for us now, but it's so fun to watch them grow and develop as dancers!

Catherine said...

The girls look wonderful in their costumes!! One has to be careful around sharp kitchen things! Wish I could help you out, but I don't think I even have any Sea Spray. Good luck finding what you need.

Chris said...

Hi Michele,
I am glad the dance recital I behind you! The girls look beautiful.
May be you need to .spend some time with Susan Rambo for a couple of days an then pull out your current piece and look for another color in your stash that you like better. Is the seas ray isn't working change it.
You can always call the thread company and ask them about the color too.
I hope your stitching blues go away soon!

Katrina said...

Sweet pictures of your daughters.

Love Ann what a bummer that you aren't loving your tropical ocean. I am stitching it too but I haven't got to her dress yet.

Deb said...

The girls look adorable in their costumes! Hope that the food processor incident wasn't too bad - but anything involving blades can't be too good. And I feel your pain on the thread. I've run into that a couple times - where I just don't like the colors - and my LNS is quite a distance away. Best advice - go to another section of the piece and then when you find the thread you'll almost be done.

Jennifer said...

Girls look so sweet.

I bet you stay busy!!!

Jennfer

Suzanne said...

Your daughters look adoreable!

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