Last night, when I finally was able to sit down and stitch, I thought about the day and how crazy it had been. It’s mostly crazy because I do crazy things.
You already know that Boots woke me up before 5 . . about 4:30 actually. I tried to go back to sleep and kept thinking about tomato soup and cross stitching so I got up and got a few things done. I’m happy I made the tomato soup early because otherwise, I would have had a toasted cheese sandwich and no soup.
Probably about 9 a.m. I sat down to start stitching and decided to find a flosstube to watch. Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop was the first one I watched. She was making a project bag. That looked easy! I could do that so I ran down to the sewing room. Oh, it’s a mess! I cleaned off a little corner of the cutting table, chose some fabrics, began cutting. Wait . . there’s no sewing chair. I had ordered one but it had to be put together. I do not follow instructions well but I came back upstairs, opened the box, looked out the window to see where was the closest husband I might could convince to help me. Then I said . . NO! You do it . . so I did it.
I started out sewing on the 301 but it didn’t like the vinyl at all so I switched over to the Bernina 1230.
Things are such a mess, I was shocked with every single thing I found that I needed. Right off the bat, I broke a needle on the Bernina and was so thankful that I had remembered seeing needles. Then I decided I would be better off using the walking foot. Found the one for the other Berninas but not for the 1230. I was about to set up another machine when I remembered one more place I might find the 1230 walking foot and yes, it was there.
Got to the point of putting the binding on and the phone rang. The window guy wanted to come change out two windows. Dang it . . I asked him “What time is it?” He probably thought I was nuts but I still had on my pajamas. My guess would have been that it was 3 or later but he said it was 1. I said “Can you give me an hour?” and he said yes. Ran upstairs, took a shower, washed my hair, slapped on some makeup. About 1:50, I opened the garage door for him and waited and didn’t want to start stitching because I figured he’d be here any minute. I started working on my cross stitch patterns – matching floss and fabric to the patterns. About 2:45 or 3, I decided he wasn’t coming so I went to close the garage door and planned to come back in and eat. I hadn’t eaten all day and was suddenly starving. Then, before eating, I decided since it was fairly warm and since we’re supposed to have wind on Saturday, I should pick up more river birch branches so I did. It was about 3:45 and I went back in, closed the garage door, decided to take a nap on the sofa and . . the window guy showed up.
While he was here, I ate. I offered him tomato soup and a cheese sandwich but he declined. He left about 5 so I went back to my nap and slept til Chad called about 6:00. He calls me most days on his way home from work and we talk 30 to 45 minutes. I love that!
So . . my first stitch was taken about 7 p.m. I say this every day but, if all goes according to the plan, I could have A Good Marriage finished by the end of today. The biggest risk to my stitching today . . a chance of tornadoes. I don’t have a good lamp set up in the basement for stitching and if the weather is bad enough that I have to hang out in the basement, I’ll probably be cleaning and putting things away – nervous energy!
Last night I told Vince that we have a chance of tornadoes today and with all the sympathy he could muster, he said “You’re the one who wanted to move back there so don’t complain to me about the weather!” True .. my choice and the next few months, I’ll probably be second guessing my decision.