Sep 26, 2012

Decision made - move down


Howdy.  As you can tell, I've had the blues about Mary.  I want to move on to Pumroy and thought Mary would be quick stitch.  And she should have been.  Still not happy with the blue and haven't decided if it will change.  So I've moved down.  I visually counted and also ran a thread for a more accurate count and I am in the correct row.  This bottom area of motifs is charted in the square, not on the line, which is why I moved 3 threads from my checkpoint.  That entire verse area is one thread over between letters instead of two and now I will be back to normal.  Well... the stitching anyway.
I had one of those days Monday of playing lost and found.  Problem is, most of the lost have remained so.  I had two perfectly shaped pears sitting on my counter waiting to be poked with cloves.  The raccoon had them last night because they turned bad ~ still haven't found my cloves.  I needed Scotch tape when I was working on boxes so went up to the craft room for a new roll.  Spotted that red/brown bag and grabbed some chocolate, decided to go into the bedroom for my painting sweatshirt, saw the compression stocking for my next day surgery, remembered we needed toilet paper in the bath downstairs, caught a glimpse of my fat quarters as I headed for the stairs.   The tape never made it to the kitchen, the toilet paper was left in the craft room, the Dove chocolate was on the dresser in the bedroom, the stockings were in the closet where the TP was, the fat quarters made it downstairs, and I still haven't found the sweatshirt.  Do you know how many trips up and down the steps I made to discover where I had left these items?  On top of it all, I had a box label in my hand on the very first trip for tape, didn't realize it, and later found it under the Dove bag.  Since I didn't even know I was carrying it, I had no idea where it had gone and tore the kitchen apart looking for it.  The cloves are still missing, and so is the pincushion I made for Carol that I showed recently, which is why I was looking through the fabric again.   My rooms are small, my house is not big, but my distraction quotient is obviously vast.
Thanks for the comments about my little Halloween tree.  It's made of wire, which you can do yourself by twisting multiple gauges to form a trunk. Twist additional wire strands together and then up the trunk and out at various levels to form twisted limbs.  I am sorry my pin oak tree is gone (and don't remember the details) because it was perfect for ornaments.  Apple limbs (including ornamental crabs) are the craggiest and best but they don't last forever like the oak.  These are a few dead ones I took off trees the other day.   Perfect for stitched ornaments of all sizes.
 And thank you also for the well wishes for the leg zapping.  Didn't go as smoothly as it should have.  They ran into an area of the vein that was constricted and couldn't get through.  So.  They made another entry point in the thigh and it happened to be at a nerve cluster.  I have to say it was unnerving, but not painful, to feel something moving in my leg.  The fluid injections to numb and protect surrounding tissue from the laser's heat were directly into the vein up and down the leg and not painless.  Not.  Very sore and pulling today and will be for weeks, but certainly tolerable.  The other leg will be done in two weeks and hopefully will be one entry point and a lot quicker.  Not a bad procedure to have done and hopefully worth it.  I had to stop somewhere on the way home to walk (necessary to keep moving) so Jimmy's Italian store was it.  Taralli, cannoli, Pecorino Romano, Asiago, fresh mozzarella balls, variety of olives, and 5# of ricotta came home with me.  My sister drove because I can't turn my head to the left for merging into traffic, and I am "directionally challenged".  I can get lost in town.  She goes everywhere and always boasts about her driving ability.  We're on the interstate and signs appears for three options.  "Where do we go?" she asks.  WHAT!!!  What do you mean???  You go everywhere!!!  And yes she does, but never on an interstate.  We took the correct lane and were fine, but my GPS came out of the console after that.
Drawing for the jingle bells Friday ~ sorry I can't help with rusty safety pins.  I have seen them on EBay (homemade I believe) but not at my craft store.  I use  Rustoleum's flat enamel in #214085 Flat Brown to mimic rust.  A light uneven and quick spray of black over it is added on bigger items, and sometimes I reverse the paint color to be the rusty brown over black. Their Multicolor Texture paint in #223523 Autumn Brown is good too, but the Flat Brown is the same color as true rust.
I'm done.  Must keep moving!  I can't take a walk outside because of the rain so will wander around the house for the required 20 minutes.  You never know, I may find some missing items.
Thanks for visiting!!  Have a wonderful day.
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22 comments:

Margaret said...

Ugh -- now you have to do the other leg? Ugh. Hope your leg gets back to normal quickly -- the whole thing sounds gruesome. lol! Glad you decided to move on down on Mary too. I tell you, there are times I can tell I'm about to do exactly what you described with getting distracted by this and then that and I have to just stop myself and backtrack. It's so easy to do it, I know! I lost some things a while back, finally found them after months, and now I have to say I'm not sure I know where I put them again. lol!

cucki said...

I hope your leg get better soon..
I love this sampler so much..it is so sweet:)
Sending you hugs xxx

Vickie said...

Oy! I hope and pray you heal soon Marly. I really, really don't think I could lose the Dove chocolates. ;)

Deb said...

Reading about your adventures with things during the day - well, it makes me feel like someone is looking in my window and writing about me - scatterbrained to say the least.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You're a trip - no pun (up the stairs) intended!

Krista said...

Sounds like you have been running in circles! My vote is to sit, chill, and have some chocolate :) I worked for a company that did the laser surgery on the veins, and the after results always looked amazing! I am sure yours will be too. And it will feel better too. Just takes time to heal. Chocolate will definitely help :)

Julie M said...

Boy, you have had a time of it haven't you! I hope you manage to find that which is still lost and I hope your leg feels better soon.

My opinion for what it's worth on the light blue is it needs to be a bit darker. Not what you probably want to hear though! Sorry! Ducking and running before I get a box thrown at me. Oh wait, maybe I should wait for the box to be thrown since I think they are fantastic!

Joy said...

As my husbands's doctor would say, "Take away the keys"...joking. Just take a breath and head for the hills. Hugs to you today!

Maggee said...
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Maggee said...

(mis-spelled a word previously!)Such a fun post today! The sampler is looking good--maybe you need to put it down for a day or two and then come back to it and see if you like the blue or not... Just a thought! LOVED the story about going upstairs, etc... Happens to the best of us! Prayin for a speedy recovery and a second surgery even more successful! Hugs!

Barbara said...

Sending you blessings and hope the second leg has no problems. I like the blue in the sampler but then you're the one who has to look at it. Hope you find that "right" color.
Blessings, Barbara

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Marly, oh my, sounds so painful, sure hope you feel better real soon. Love the blue of coarse in Mary, so pretty. Well wishes being sent your way, Blessings Francine.

Rebecca said...

I always love reading your posts to see what you are up to.
Sounds like a day looking for things at my house. Hope you find the cloves, just remember... they are there somewhere.
Sorry to hear of the complications with surgery #1 but sounds like you are taking it in stride. Best wishes on the second leg. I will be thinking of you and saying a prayer too.
Mary is looking good. Love the blue... keep going and give it some time.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I read an article in Readers Digest last week that said "doors" are to blame for our memory losses not our age! So I'm going with that theory from now on. Hope your leg gets to feeling better soon.
Donna

Shirlee said...

Good grief! I don't know what to say after reading all this! That up & down the stairs/where did it go thing sounds so much like me! I'm sorry about the surgery ... hope the next one goes much better. Keeping you in my prayers.

Sweet Sue said...

LOL, thx for the giggle Marly. Sport *foundation* pieces stretch nicely with ample room for oodles and oodles of things gathered from around the house. Mine is usually jam packed as I move from room to room LOL! Hope your leg gives you some relief soon:)

Sarah Beth said...

I saw your blog in cross stitch and needlework. How many more followers did you gain for it. Congrats.

stitchinrose said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. My sister have laughs about going some place in the house and then wondering why we are in the particular room, so trying to do everything we can think of and when we get back to where we are started, remembering that what we went there for wasn't one of the things that got done. Oh well, lots of things get done at my house like that.

Take chocolate with you on the walk, I know it would make me feel better :o}

stitchinrose said...

Visiting again, wondering if had any more thoughts on the blue. Have tried laying the floss on the place where the blue would go? Blue is one of my favorite colors, but looking at it (and I know looking at a picture isn't the same as looking at it in real life) but maybe another fall color would fit in with the other colors better?

TheCrankyCrow said...

I think I found your cloves....Do you have my new Fanceey Blackett Harvest Dance chart???

;o) OH how I feel your pain!! (Not the leg kind....OOWIE!!.....but the other.....)

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

(And, yikes...my spelling's going too....like how "fancily" I spelled "Fancy"???) :o(

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear that your surgery didn't quite go to plan, hope you are feeling better now. Just the thought of it makes me feel all queasy and you still have the other leg to go.

There is an Italian deli we go to and I always come back with enough cheese and cold meat to feed an army and then spend the next week stuffing myself silly with it all.

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