In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Domestic Disaster

We are in the midst of dealing with some water damage, unfortunately in the corner where I have my nest. Since yesterday, I've been dragging out everything, spraying with lysol, wiping down, throwing away, photocopying directions in a couple of notebooks that are past saving, laying things out in the sun, putting other things in the freezer--this is not a lot of fun and all because the neighbors who share a wall in this townhouse community didn't get a problem with a shower repaired. They are taking care of the expenses of restoration, but it has certainly thrown my original week-end plans into turmoil.

There is always a silver lining. While emptying out the wicker trunk that was housing some of my  (ahem) long term projects-in-waiting, I found a number of treasures that have reinspired me and jump started the mojo. Interestingly enough, most of them are canvas. I think I'm going to wander through them for awhile. The first one I'll work on, though, will be In the Mood Blue--I'm over halfway through with it.

While my nest is torn up, I'm going to have to work on one project at a time until the repairs are done.  There won't be room to have more than that until the living room is back to its original state. This ought to be interesting for someone with intense stitcher's ADD. I'll let you know how that goes. And this may be the impetus I need to really work on having a useable stitching room where I can keep all my goodies around me.

Of course, when I was talking about this last night, Dearly Beloved wanted to know if there would be a chair for him, since he doesn't want to hang out by himself downstairs while I'm upstairs stitching away.


  1. hahaha! Keep us posted if he get a chair! ;)

  2. I think it's wonderful that he wants to be in the same room. And as a survivor of "wet happenings", I sympathize with you in what you are enduring. But I'm glad you're going to be doing some canvaswork!

  3. I hope that things are back to normal soon. That stinks about the water damage. But is is great to rediscover all that stash!!

  4. That really stinks about the water damage. You know with the chair a TV will need to be near...LOL Don't forget your pre-stitch work for Williamsburg if you have Betsy...