Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stitchless 24 Hours

You don't even wanna hear what I've been through in the last 24 hours because of this storm. It's been a nightmare. My car is still parked across the street from my daughter's house across town (don't ask). The garage door remote wouldn't begin to open the door, even though we dug around the bottom, using a scissor and a nail file and broke the ice along the sides with our hands. At least she had on gloves. I didn't have a coat, hat, or gloves (don't ask), nor did I have my key to the front door with me. My daughter broke in (don't ask). My kitties were so scared, it took me a long time to get them to come out from hiding. We had lost electricity for a short time, and they always freak when that happens even when I'm there. Well, when I'm not there, they puke everywhere, and I spent my day cleaning up cat puke and putting my stuff away. Also, I donned gloves, coat, and boots and made the trek out to the street to fetch mail. Boy, we have one helluva dedicated mailman. No freaking mail; no freaking way!!! So much for the USPS delivering in rain, sleet, and snow. I took a long, hot shower and fell asleep watching QVC. Yes, I'm an addict, and it's Collector's Day. So I got zilch stitching done, so I'm just posting a couple of pix of a WIP (Mirabilia "Scent of Old Roses) and a finish, though I'm waiting for the pillow insert for the Pine Mountain "Winter Tie One On." A little secret though---I didn't center the stitching on it and am having to rip the ready-made (no longer) pillow apart and make adjustments, and as you can see, I don't have the machine stitching even yet, and I'm still working on it. It happens to be making a wreck of me cuz because of my counting error, I have virtually no room left on the edges of the klostern, and I'm eeking out something from nothing. I worked on before the storm hit and had to put it down because my ears were turning red, and I broke out in a rash. I put in about an hour on the Mira just so I could unwind. Pitiful.....


6 comments :

Michele said...

I promise I won't ask .. how about a hug instead! cause it sounds like you really need it! Hope you stay safe and warm!

Sally said...

Hi Nancy,
Wonderful to see you back blogging and also seeing your picture. Nice to put a name to the face. When I get my hair done I might be brave enough to post mine! LOL! Hope the weather improves for you soon. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Judith said...

I won't ask, but your stitching looks great {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}

Susieq said...

Nancy, Sounds like you need all those hugs, so I'm sending one too. Nashville Market Day Sunday at the shop maybe I'll see you. I'll be there for a little while, then off to the Little Theatre.

~Kim~ said...

>HUG< Sorry to read about all that has happened!

Hope all goes well.. ;)

~Kim~

AnneS said...

Sorry to hear you've been having such a rough time of it with the storm - hope things settle down soon so you can return to normality {{{big hugs}}}