Apr 18, 2013

Change of plans

Hi everyone.  We're having a very warm, sunny day today and I plan on being outside to enjoy it.   The day started with a real case of menobrain.  I was carrying a latch in my hand as I left the house and assumed it was my keys.  Not a problem if I could remember where the spare is hidden.  These new locksets are a royal pain and you can't buy the older style.  They are locked, but can open from the inside which creates a real problem with the elderly.  Before, to get outside you couldn't turn the knob without unlocking it.  Now you can, so my mom and my aunt would always think it was unlocked, go outside, shut the door, and be locked out.  Ridiculous setup.  I know it's for emergency exiting but it also creates a problem for those of us that had to make sure a wandering parent couldn't easily leave.  On my way into town, the car ahead had FLOSSI on their license plate which brought up the crying jag since my mom's birthday is in a few days and that was her pet name for me.  The next stop was Walmart where I accidentally took off with someone else's buggy.  I need one of those orange tennis balls that people stick on the antennae to locate their car in the lots, on my buggy handle.  I only had a brain stoppage for about 1 minute while standing in JoAnn's, trying to remember why I was there.  Oh yes.  I needed to match the latch that led to the lockout.   ????   Where the hell is it? 
I was browsing antique samplers on Madelena when I spotted this one, and then this one.
Both are my type of sampler.  So I put away the three designs I was debating and am going back to Eliza Pumroy.
 
Something I didn't notice before, is that the floral border charted above the alphabet at the very top, is not on the photo.  Good.  Not necessary.  This is the sampler whose floss colors are terribly bright, and I dyed them all in a tiny bit of Rit Pearl Gray to tone them.  ????? Where the hell are they?  If I don't find them I will use the recommended colors and gag all the way through.  Way too many to change and waste all that time, stitch a while, think it's not working, and start over.  I don't want to be bothered.  I'll dip the whole thing when completed if it really bothers me.
 
I'll be washing my car and enjoying the weather this afternoon, hopefully starting Eliza for the third time this evening.
Added note - if you email with a question, please check to see if you are no-reply.  I wasn't able to answer several recently.
Have a wonderful day - enjoy your weekend - thank you for visiting!
 
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9 comments:

Margaret said...

Sorry about your case of menobrain this morning. I know the feeling, sadly. Those samplers on Madalena are definitely your style and very pretty. I hope you find those flosses.

backporchcarver said...

Holly Hanna, when I have those kind of starts to my day I seriously think of going back to bed and starting over! Things sound like they will get better in the afternoon though. I did get a chuckle or two even though it probably wasn't too funny for you, at least the upside is it brought a smile to someones face. Isn't that a good thing???I can picture you standing in the middle of the store with a puzzled look, trying to remember what brought you there.

Vickie said...

Marly, I have been wondering if it would help to get stern with yourself. Only allow yourself to go to one or two rooms with cross stitch stuff. It would help find all the lost items, wouldn't it? I don't know.
My mom's feral cat should have her kittens today or any day now. o_0

TheCrankyCrow said...

:-) Every time I visit, you remind me exactly why I love you so much!! What a fun hoot you are my friend. I, too, hope you find your flosses. I know the feeling well.....I had misplaced my Fancy Blackett Harvest Dance pattern for over 6 mos. Everyone that I confessed this to told me to move on, it would show up....or get another. Somehow, they miss the point completely. It did, in fact, show up the other day...but I'm not saying where. :o Enjoy your spring day....we're bracing for another dumping of the white stuff. Truly, I'm about to go white crazy..... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, really.... Should have gone back o bed to start the morning over.....Blessings Francine.

Barb said...

We all have those days!! Good luck finding your flosses!

Shirlee said...

Oh my, what a start to the day! I hope the rest of it improved : ) Every time I see you starting a new sampler, I chastise myself for not starting one of the dozen or so I have in my stash. Sigh!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Whew! What a day!!! I love the two antique samplers and hope you find the threads you previously "fixed" so your sampler looks like the ones you love so much!

Melody said...

Love your term for it, meno-brain. Unfortunately I suffer from it as well. Makes me feel so stupid sometimes...

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