Tuesday, July 6, 2010

For the long, hot, holiday weekend

I had planned on doing lots of stitching -- mostly on See the Stars.  Unfortunately, I had a nasty sinus headache by Friday after work.  Soooo, I wanted something simple to stitch (heaven forbid I should just lay down until my headache went away).  I chose this La D Da WIP that had a little bit of the shoe done.  Thinks I -- this is perfect, I can stitch the shoe easily -- only one thread and not much bouncing around.  Good choice .....


After finishing up the partial thread hanging on from the last time I stitched this one, I went searching in the bag that held all the other threads I picked for this piece.  No shoe thread!  I looked all over the house that evening and the following morning ... still no shoe thread.  Of course, it was a Needle Necessities thread that was in my stash (luckily I had written down the number - for the record, it's 1421).

Sigh!  Oh well.  So I stitched the stocking and the words instead.  And put everything back into the project bag.  Hopefully, the shoe thread will show up some day, if not .... well, I'll have to decide later.

Still having a headache, I decided to work on the Solo Brode piece and am happy with the finished result.  I plan on making it into a cover for my magnifying glass.  Well, that is, I plan on having someone else finish it as a cover.   I don't sew. 
1. Because sewing machines hate me and
2. Because I hate them back

Finally, on Monday, my headache was mostly gone so I decided to tackle the frogged area on See the Star.

It would be done except I kept making mistakes that had to be frogged.  And of course the dogs (especially the puppy) were being particularly helpful. 
It seemed that at least one of them needed to go outside into the sweltering heat every hour.  So this is how the day went.  Stitch, rip, potty-time!, Now were did I leave off?,  oh yes, stitch, stitch, rip, potty-time!, Hmmm, where was I again?, stitch, damn!rip ..... well, you get the idea. 

The only good thing was that my headache finally went away during the afternoon.

Keep cool!


  1. Your stitching is lovely! It really does suck when thread you need disappears. I hope it shows up soon!!

  2. Thank you Jules. I'm sure the thread will turn up -- as soon as I replace it with something else. It never fails.....