I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday. Mine was lovely, although busy doing things around the house in preparation for stuff going on later this week. Anyway, a while back, Gloria treated me with a box of Twilight conversation hearts. Love.Them. What better combination could there be, in fact? Conversation hearts are one of my very favorite things. And even better, the Twilight hearts were sparkly. And if you visit this site, you can make your own conversation heart. They even have goth hearts for those who hate Valentine’s Day. I made my own…
How fun is that? Too bad I can’t buy a whole bag of goth conversation hearts. Because there’s nothing better for an emo day than massive amounts of sugar. Am I right? But, seriously, Eric treated me very well on V-Day, and I reciprocated with food. That I cooked. Really. And, yes, he is still alive, thankyouverymuch.
So, not much time for stitching this weekend. In fact on Saturday, I left my house at 8:15am and didn’t return until about 7:30pm, was home for two hours and then left again, not returning until nearly 2am. But, I had fun! So, last night I finally had time to sit a bit and stitch. Eric and I watched the first four hours of 24, and although Jack Bauer was doing his best to distract me, I got a bit done.
You may remember a while back, I mentioned I was going to be starting BBD’s Where My Heart Blooms with Joy’s conversion to Belle Soie on 36ct Meadow Rue?
And then you may remember that I started stitching and then ran into the pink roof debacle? Apparently Belle Soie can’t be counted on for consistency in dye lots. So, my Sister Scarlet was way pinker than one might expect from a silk named as such. What to do? What to do?
I decided to rip out my roof, and get rid of the pink portions of the thread, and only use the redder parts. It’s a pain to have to cut around the pink, but the best solution I think. So, out came the pink, and in went the red. I finished that up and managed to get one stitch of the next color in before it was time to call it quits. One stitch, literally. Anyway, here’s how it looks now. Please keep in mind the color on this photo is way off, but you get the idea.
I have a sneaky suspicion that there won’t be any stitching the next few days either, as I’ve got a jam-packed schedule. And speaking of jam-packed…I think for a short month, February really is taking the cake this year! Olympics, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, President’s Day…
Oh, and we can’t forget Mardi Gras tomorrow!
Until next time, dear readers!
I am grateful for a fun Saturday afternoon with my friends and a husband who spoils me.