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.

Monday, May 4, 2015


I took a personal day today, mainly because I had another visit to the dentist's in the middle of the day. This was a most unpleasant way to spend two hours, and I have to go back in two weeks. I'm not looking forward to it at all.

However, I was home while I had daylight to stitch by, and I got five of the critters on the first two panels of "Can't See the Forest" stitched.

I was hoping to finish another tree, but I don't think it will happen tonight. I stayed up very late last night finishing one of the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries (by C.S. Harris and I highly recommend the series but you really need to read them in order) because I figured I could sleep in this morning.

A neighbor's car alarm went off before 7 a.m.  Then it went off again. Then again.

The lawn service arrived to cut the grass in the community. They started with my cul-de-sac.  Under my window.

The phone rang with a call from someone wanting Anthony. I explained it was a wrong number.  The phone rang again, still with someone wanting Anthony.  I said sorry, still a wrong number. The third time I let the answering machine pick it up. At that point I was awake and was not going back to sleep, it was clear.

And now it's barely after 8 p.m. in my time zone but I am totally cross-eyed. So I am putting down the needle before I make a horrible error over one thread that will require painful reverse stitching.


  1. Why is it always those days when you plan a lie-in that all kinds of early disturbances appear...?! I love those critters, they are soo cute!

  2. I feel your pain, I work night shift and dread the days the landscapers come so early in the morning!