Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 15 and Day 18

Thanks for your comments on doctors, old ladies, and eyeball traumas. It's comforting to hear your stories.

I know you can't tell how long it took me to type this tonight, but I am typing without using my left ring finger (SWX). Today Stella leapt from the car to chase a squirrel. (She is usually uninterested in squirrels.) As I grabbed for the leash, one finger got caught in the loop. It ain't pretty. In fact, I'm starting to worry they might have to cut off my wedding ring. Stella is out of the proverbial doghouse,  however, because she is so damn cute. And she nuzzled my neck. Awwww.

Click here to see where we started.
Star Light Star Bright was my weekend project. I worked on it on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I got about an hour's worth on Friday at Old Lady Stitching. And then I did the usual afternoon chores. When I was picking up Stella from daycare, the dude called. He had procured tickets to his coworker's Phillie Fringe play. It took place in the Penn Museum with a 12-ton sphinx for a backdrop. As usual, his work was quite good. (Though I could have helped him trim off a bit at the end.) But it didn't give me a chance to stitch. On Saturday, we went to Longwood Garden to see the Light exhibit. Amazing! But it didn't give me a chance to stitch. I had hoped that I would finish this project on this pass, but as you can see my efforts were pathetic.


Less pathetic was the effort put into Love Me, Love My Dog (Mill Hill kit) over the last three days. (Here's where we started.) There are two oranges in that bottom section, and as I stitched it I thought, "why didn't I substitute an overdyed floss here?" Probably would have made that section go faster, and produce the same effect. What are you gonna do?

I have an all-day interview tomorrow, and I spent most of today prepping for it. So that's two days lost on my Emerald Mermaid. Still any love is good love for this poor mythical fish who has not seen the light of day since January 2011. Yikes!

9 comments:

Catherine said...

Ouch on the finger! We made it a couple of times to the light show at Longwood and loved it!
Good luck on your interview.

Faye said...

Good luck on the interview..., finger boo boo.... Again, I am so so happy that you loved the finishes.... You stitch, and I'll finish!! Take care, Faye

C in DC said...

Good luck with the interview. All day interviews are crazy.

lynda said...

That light exhibit looks amazing! Hope your finger is feeling better.

valerie said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your finger. I do hope the swelling goes down so the ring doesn't have to be cut off. Great progress on both projects. Star Light Star Bright is so close to a finish! Good luck with your interview. :::fingers crossed:::

Glenna said...

Good luck on the interview. Love the Love Me Love My Dog and Star Light Star Bright, and I'm sorry about both your finger and your balky retina. Your waiting room account made me think of Flannery O'Connor.

Deb said...

I hope that your finger is better. Definitely not good if you had to have your ring cut off - hoping that you don't. Dogs, although so loveable, can really be a danger. Our dog hid a bone under his blanket, DD stepped right on the spot not know that it was there - now has a fractured foot. UGH

Love how Star Light is looking - the colors are just so different and sweet.

Kristen said...

Ooh, sorry about your finger!

I would love to see that light show! Bruce Munro is amazing! Have you seen his chandeliers? He does custom pieces that he calls 'light showers.' Stunning!

Good luck at the interview. (All day interviews are killers, aren't they?)

P.S. Looking forward to both reading your review of the annual JCS ornament issue and to receiving my own copy of it. Hopefully I'll have it in hand when you post your review.

Jennifer said...

My Mira mermaids haven't seen the light of day since late 2009 and I don't forsee them coming out of their box anytime soon. Sometimes you just have to let it go.....

Good luck on your interview