Sunday, July 20, 2008

By the Sea

The dude was on the computer all day yesterday catching up on his lectures before he writes his final today. He took only a few short breaks, and I fell asleep on the couch waiting for him to be done. The dog--we're watching Sissy's while she's at the beach--and I crawled off to bed where she got a much better night's rest than I did. (And she's sleeping next to me right now.) A giant moth was caught in our drapes and I was too tired to do anything about it. Every time Mothra beat her wings, I woke up. Then at 6:00 the dog wanted out. At 7:00 I relented. So now I know how early you have to get up around here to blog. It's not going to get better next weekend, because the dude has to write a paper.

I took a little trip to Strawberry Sampler yesterday to get some floss for my Fair and Square project. I had received a newsletter from them saying if you bought $25 worth of stuff and said,"It's sizzling at the Strawberry Sampler," you got 20% off. So I bought By the Sea by the Yankee Stitcher and all the stuff to stitch it (way over $25). Do you know how embarrassing it is to say something like that, even if you do get a financial break? I said, "I think I'm supposed to tell you that it's sizzling here." The two women working the counter shouted, "we got one!" Fortunately there was only one other customer in the store. Which is probably why they were "giving" stuff away.

I spent the rest of the day working on Edgar's RR, and I'm pretty sure that stitching white houses must be the most time consuming thing a person can stitch. I'm hoping that today I will also get to stitch on my knot garden so I can show you some stitching pictures already!


Jennifer said...

They are a lively bunch there, aren't they?

By the Sea has been on my wishlist for a while, so I'll be interested to see your progress on it.

karenv said...

I hate stitching white houses - the house on Where My Heart Blooms nearly finished me off!

LOL at the "sizzling" thing ;)

Sharon said...

Too cute! A break is a break-lol. Love the pattern-uh oh I feel enabled!

Michelle said...

What a great pattern! I love seaside'd think I lived by the beach! Maybe it's the Floridian in me.