Monday, March 17, 2008

List #17: 1998

I haven't had any outraged phone calls from my cousin, so I think the mothers were right about this one! The dude did have some trouble falling asleep last night, worried about the "unsupervised" jacketless play. He had thought that my developmentally delayed niece was just "wandering around in the front yard," but since her motor skills aren't so good, she didn't just let herself out of the fenced backyard. Her sister opened the gate when I told them their parents had arrived. He felt better about that, but is still obsessed about the jackets. I tried to reason with him that it was a combined 10 minutes out of 15 hours that we had them. I think that 14 hours and 50 minutes of doing well is pretty good. Of course, it probably takes less than 10 minutes to burn down a house, ingest poison, or do a myriad of other things that would make us horrible parents. Did I tell you what my niece said when we were walking into Wegman's for lunch? I said that people were going to think we were horrible parents for not putting coats on the kids. She responded, "They're not going to think you're our parents. They're going to think you're KIDNAPPERS!" I can hear the phonecall now.

Returning to the list of preblog finishes, I don't think that 1997 and 1998 were drought years. I do think that I thought I was going to put my projects into the "new book" so I didn't take good, consistent notes. In fact, I keep uncovering projects that are of unknown vintage. I'll list those last.
  • Christmas pudding kit Heart’s Content. I did this because Christmas pudding is a bit of a joke in our house. Everyone thinks we should have some because the dude's English. We both hate the stuff. 9/1/98

  • Black Sheep Have More Fun Sisters and Best Friends. I stitched this on a prefinished pillow by Adam Originals. This is one of the few projects that has been displayed in our house. Mostly because it was finished before I started. I'm really no good with the finishing!



  • Ho, Ho, Ho Lizzie*Kate. This would make such a lovely pillow. It was a very exciting purchase because it was the first project I did that used Needle Necessities floss. At the same time I bought Ho, Ho, Ho; I bought everything to do "Not a Creature was Stirring" but I still haven't started that one.
  • Flowers in the Springtime Bent Creek. More graduate school friends get married. I love this sampler; I really like the sentiment ("And their love bloomed like flowers in the spring time"). I traded the pattern for DMC flower thread when I lost my stitching bag so I don't know the finish date.

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Tell the Dude he can relax - I'm one of the most uptight parents I've ever met, but I think it's a funny story. ;)

Jenna said...

LOL. Somehow I'm not surprised that it caused the Dude to lose sleep. I'm sure all is well, though. No biggie. BTW, a big laugh at your niece's comment at Wegman's!

Lee said...

Too funny! Tell him about the time I took my 4 y.o. niece (who couldn't swim) into the lake and dumped her off her floaty raft. And neither could her mother, who watched horrified from the shore.

No wonder they don't like me.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry, I lost Little Brave Astronaut in a split second. To make matters worse, I was doubly embarrassed when his mother stepped out the front door and found him alone before I caught up with him.

Kathryn said...

Love the sheep!

Anna van Schurman said...

Kathryn, I've been thinking of doing a sheep list to go along with the pumpkin and willows. I might need a little help. ;)

Michelle said...

Hee - I love the Christmas Pudding and the sheep look so happy!

Ewa said...

Hi, would you please be able to send me the chart for Bent Creek's Flowers in the Springtime. I can't find it anywhere! Thanks a lot.

ewittka@hotmail.com