Jul 10, 2015

Should it stay or should it go

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.
 
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11 comments:

Jacqueline said...

You are just full of surprises.. Have a great weekend.

celkalee said...

What a woman! She stitches, tends feral cats and rescues drowning babies. I am very impressed! I am also a visual stitcher, sometimes that doesn't work out so well but I just call it primitive, works for me!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I'm impressed with your savior side! I took the trash out and ended up covered in mosquito bites - geez. Is it bad to leave the trash in the garage until snow? Bet it would stink too bad - guess I will get the DH to take it out - mosquitoes don't like him because he isn't as sweet as I am!

Maggee said...

I really like summer for a number of reasons, but mosquitoes put a damper on it! How the heck did no one but you notice a baby in the pool?? Gee...

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow - a baby? So glad you were there! Mosquitos drive me nuts. I was putting on lipstick this morning before going to work and there was one that lit on my forehead! I didn't hear it or feel it - just saw it. blessings, marlene

Ele said...

yuk, I am impressed. But not surprised. You look like the sort of person who reacts quickly and bravely.

I think I like the photo best, but the design from the chart has a more primitive look I agree. Whatever you decide, I am sure it will come out nicely

Have a relaxing weekend

Truus said...

You are my hero today Marly!!!
It depends of the photo-if it a small one I will take the chart.
Good luck with your stitches and a happy weekend
greetings,Truus from Holland

Vickie said...

Whoa! I had to read that twice. A baby. Thank God you were there.
Ack! My mom's neighborhood has the multiplying cat issue also. :(

dq said...

thanx for the tip on the thermacell just bought one based on your recommendation!

Margaret said...

Wow, you are amazing! You saved a baby from drowning? You care for everyone and everything. I'm sorry about your flower on your stitching. I so hate when a chart doesn't follow a picture exactly. What's up with that? Don't call it a repro of a piece if it doesn't follow it exactly. Hope whatever you decide to do, that you are happy. I think it looks so pretty no matter what.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Those awful squiters LOVE me. I swell up like I've been stung by a bee. My Sandy on the other hand can stay out with them chasing her butterfly and never get attacked. Supposed to be something about the blood in us. Luckily we have next to NO squiters here... just a lot of heat and wind.
Am anxious to see the finished piece as surely it will be gorgeous.
Were you ever a life guard cause you sure were one that special day?

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