Yesterday I mentioned that I was waiting for daylight to see if we had any damages from the storm. We didn’t but our neighbor’s pergola roof was on top of their shop. The wind must have caught under the pergola and ripped the top right off and then lifted it over to the top of the shop. We saw lots of big limbs down when we went out and our utility company had posted on Facebook that there quite a few power outages because of the wind blowing trees over onto lines.
When we went to Walmart, those things where nice people push their carts when they’re done . . some of those things are screwed into the concrete but some of them are just sitting there. They have big, heavy sides and signs on top. One of those was sitting crosswise across several parking spots.
I think I already wrote about everything else – nap, trip to Walmart, eating Pho, persimmon cake . . noth much else happened.
I didn’t feel great last night but I didn’t take aspirins or anything and I slept so that’s the first night I haven’t had to take something for the fever. I hope that means I’m ok.
Well, kinda yes and kinda no.
First, I watched Hands Across the Sea (Nicola Parkman) #219. I love seeing all the reproduction samplers. Then, she showed Mary Goodwin. I love it. I love those pinks. I put it in my cart and took it out twice. I didn’t get it. I keep telling myself that I love every chart I have here and there’s no way I’m going to make them all so why keep buying more but . . the pinks!!
Then she talked about Rose Ada Featherstone and I loved that one. The more she talked about it, the more I thought maybe I had bought it. I looked at my X-Stitch App and no, it wasn’t on the list. Then I went to the shop selling it and it came back to me. This is a pre-order and I ordered it when it first came out, along with fabric and floss. They will start shipping towards the end of October.
So . . whew . . didn’t buy anything.
Then I watched The Contented Stitcher #27. She mentioned a chart by Whilst Iris Naps – Eliza M. Stone – 1881. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the chart is free with a donation to breast cancer research. I couldn’t get the link to work so I made a donation to a local organization and sent my receipt and was able to get the chart.
It’s a small sampler (121 x 141 stitches). If stitched on 36 count, it will be 6-3/4 x 7-7/8″. The called for fabric is Ballet Slipper by Fox & Rabbit. I do have a piece of that and I don’t remember if it’s 36 count or 40 count but either one will work.
The only thing I cooked was the persimmon cake. We ate lunch out and Vince made sandwiches for dinner.
Videos I Watched:
I guess I covered this under Additions.
Oh, did I stitch! 730 stitches on Love Your Family. I know it isn’t a race but when there are so many things I want to get stitched, plus the knitting bug is back, I need to stitch faster. I always knew there had to be a better way and the sewing stitch has really helped me speed things up. Even after going to Walmart (sitting in the car while Vince went in), eating out, cleaning enough persimmons to make a cake, making the cake, taking it to a friend’s . . I still made 730 stitches. I’m so happy with this method of stitching.
I’ll get a good picture of the project later today. I’ll probably say all this again but looking at the halfway point horizontally and vertically on the chart, I’d say I’m at least 30% done. I was going to say 40% but I have a lot of fill in work (windows and grass) to do before I’m 40% done but I could get there by the end of the day today.
As I mentioned, I told Addie I’d stitch her a Thanksgiving pillow, I want to at least start the Eliza Stone chart during October. I need to be able to stitch fast!
Plans for Today:
Stitch! Vince and his buddy are going to get some logs (boys and their toys!) and I hope they eat lunch out. We’re having roast for dinner and that’s already cooked so hopefully – lots of stitching time for me.