Thursday, July 21, 2011

Status: Tatting, Bears, Etc.

Well, as I posted before, I'm a bit busy atm working on a special order and catching up on some things.  It's muggy and hot and I just plain don't do well in the heat.  It wears me out quickly.  What this means is that creatively ... I'm working on stuff.  I have some finished items that need blocking or assembly, and I have some that are blocked or finished that need a photo session....but right now I don't have anything that I can share today.  :-(

I've seen on some blogs about 'Tatting Tuesday".   If someone out there reading this knows what that is, could you please explain it to me?  I'd like to 'sync up' if necessary.

I got in some new Lizbeth threads yesterday.  They are colors that I don't typically use (browns, tans, etc.) but I have an idea for a couple of them.  I was very pleasantly surprised when they arrived.  The colors were more vivid and much prettier in person than I'd thought from the online pictures I'd seen.  I got Jon Yusoff's new book and hope to work on a few of those designs with my new threads!

I have plans for a new bunny similar to the one I use as an Avatar in most places (Pieris).  The thread used for them is discontinued so my supply is limited now, but I haven't done one like those in a good while and I think it's time to make another.  Probably a bear too.  The thread is very 'slippery' and I'm still dealing with some tendon pain in my thumb from when I fell earlier this year.  This makes working with that thread more difficult so this might take a bit of time to get done, but it's in the works!

So basically what I'm saying is...best laid plans, etc., etc., have been waylaid due to muggy heat and lack of energy...lol  When it's this hot I should be on vacation !!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Car Repairs Suck!

What more needs to be said?



Ok, let's start with it needs a tune up.  What's that?  it needs a new O2 sensor?  Ok, but what about the sqeaking noise?  Ohhh that's the brake pads glazed over, so it needs new brake pads too....and also the rotors need turning.  All that will fix the blinking 'check engine' light right?  What do you mean "No, that's another repair needed"?

Ugh...that's how my day has gone.....so I repeat...car repairs suck!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Big Brother Time!

Most people aren't aware of this but during the summers I watch the TV show Big Brother.  Part of the fun for me is also watching the live feeds from the Big Brother house that are on 24/7.  Usually what I do when the show starts is find a few projects to work on and stitch away while watching the feeds.

Well BB13 (Big Brother Season 13) started yesterday.  So I'm searching for projects and watching the feeds.  Hopefully I'll have a few new things to share in a few days.