Greetings stitching buds. The sun is out today and will also be tomorrow. Yay! Almost half of July gone, Kraynak's is putting up the shelves for the Christmas items, Pat Catan's is a sea of orange and brown for fall, sweaters were on racks at Macy's....I'm not going into any more stores for a while. Not only for that reason, but they must have changed sizing again because the last two increases I was forced to buy are now even smaller. It didn't matter how high I jumped, my ass would not go down into those pants. I think they're using shorter zippers. Those big girl underwear that I had to buy last year? The elastic screamed until the little threads broke.
Do you always stitch from your chart or do you follow the chart photo? I'm a visual stitcher and like to follow the photo on smaller pieces. If I don't color the chart's graph, I waste a lot of time even though I use markers and guides. For Ann, I had the photo in the Magma's pocket and wasn't seeing it often, but when I pulled it out last night was disappointed. I should have been looking at it because I prefer the flower and birds in the photo to the chart.
Will I remove it all and start the flower over? Haven't decided yet and since the initials on each side don't interfere with spacing, I have time. I like the look of a more primitive sampler so maybe it will stay. When the bottom is completed, then I'll know what to do. Something tells me it will stay and maybe just the birds will be redone.
We are still having problems with Yellow Cat, another fight last night. And we've seen a new very thin tortoise color, small, possibly female, hiding in the woods. This is getting ridiculous. In town there are loads of strays and everyone is seeing more and more in the suburbs too. What a shame. My brother has another groundhog he's feeding. The goofy thing runs up the driveway whenever the screen door shuts and actually gets on Ron's shoe for food.
I plan on enjoying the weather this weekend, slathered in bug spray, before the storms return. I have dryer sheets everywhere so strong that I get a headache but mosquitoes are not deterred. Tried everything but ended up with the spray on my clothing. ThermaCELL is a fabulous device and truly works, great for setting out during outdoor festivities. It takes 15 minutes to warm up (it gets hot!) before creating the 15'x15' bug barrier zone, doesn't work well if you're walking or it's windy. They even have lanterns with lights for camping. The only drawback is having to replace the butane cartridges and scent pads, but still worth it when bugs are this bad. Did I ever tell you that my uncle was the second person to die in MN from West Nile virus (mosquito bite)? They didn't even know what he had until it was too late. Did I ever tell you that I jumped into a pool in FL and pulled out a baby from the bottom that no one was watching?
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for visiting.