16 states (Count them... S-I-X-T-E-E-N) are under under heat advisory. Starting last Saturday, temperatures creeped up to the mid 90's and will stay there all this week. Add in humidity, and you have a recipe for turning on the AC and staying in. Indexes are supposed to be 108F+.
Little Celeste has already had her share of the heat. She loves to go outside, and I kept her out with me while I cleaned the garage. A couple hours later, we went in the house... she was panting, wheezing, and drooling all over the place. (Normally, she doesn't drool.) After about 15 minutes, I decided to give her a cold bath. She hates baths but this time, she just laid down in the water and stayed there. Eventually, her panting eased up and the drooling stopped. I was very close to taking her to the vet!
The good news is... It's finals week. The bad news is... It's finals week. LOL
This week entails reading 3 chapters and a web article, posting about the web article and responding to two other student posts, then studying and taking the final exam.
On the upside, I'm enrolled for next semester and received notification my textbook is winging it's way to me via the good 'ole Post Office. CORRECTION: It arrived in today's mail! AND ~ I'll get a week or so breather before I need to get crackin' on the next class.
This past weekend, the local college put on "Once Upon A Mattress". It's a musical comedy that originally opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then moved to Broadway. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. As usual, the college actors and actresses gave a great performance. It is really awesome to see such talent in my community.
Guess what?! I finished putting the envelope together. It will go in the mail today. Once the recipient gets it, I'll post photos. In the meantime, here's a teaser...
I also finished the stitching for the Lizzie Kate ornament exchange. No photos of it either. Bummer, right? I worked on Blossom Splendor a bit last night. I just have about 10 confetti stitches to do then I can move on to the next page. Woo Hoo! No photo of it either. I know... What's up with that?! I figure I'll wait until after I start the next page.
More drama continues. The project manager of old company (and supposed 1/2 partner in new company) quit last week and was gone by 10am Friday morning. Prior to PM quitting, the owners of the old company had already interviewed for his replacement. Don'tcha just love when companies expect loyalty and then go behind their employees' backs? My guess is that he's no longer part of the new company either.
I found a treasure trove of goodies last week. From the thrift stores, I came home with:
The timing on this was great as I used the last of my interfacing when I finished my last mailart.
I figure this will come in handy for St. Patrick's Day themed projects. Couldn't pass it up when all fabrics were 1/2 off!
The Calico Crossroads "Strung Out" is actually a kit. I didn't know they made these in kit form. The Garfield leaflet is an OOP chart. I love Garfield!
As some of my long-time readers know, I have a porcelain doll collection. I found this adorable "baby"... only $1.99!
When I brought her home, her face and hands were smudged and dirty. Kids, I tell ya! She patiently waited for her clothes to be washed.
While shopping at JC Penneys, I found this great pair of corduroy slacks for $3 on clearance. They were originally priced at $35.
On craigslist, a lady was selling a complete set of DMC floss, three unopened packages of fabric (one was Belfast linen), and a ziploc bag of "small pieces". Here's a photo of the fabrics:
• 14ct Antique White Aida 11x17
• 14ct White Aida 14x17
• 14ct White Aida 11x17
• 14ct Black Aida 14x17
• 14ct White Aida 11x16 with 5x6 cutout
• 18ct White Aida 8x14 with 5x5 cutout
• 18ct White Aida 11x14
• 18ct Antique White Aida 19x21
• 22ct White Hardanger 10x11
• 32ct Belfast Linen 17x17
I washed, pressed and labeled them all. Except for the 3 in the package, the above were in the ziploc bag... Small pieces??! The smallest ones are pictured below:
• 22ct Yellow Hardanger 5.5x7
• 22ct Yellow Hardanger 7.5x11
• 22ct White Hardanger 5x10
Not sure why the yellow fabric looks goldenrod. It's really more of a sunshine yellow. I didn't get a photo of the DMC set, which is wound onto bobbins -- There are five large bobbin cases. Plus, there were five ziploc bags of DMC still in skein form. All for the low... low... low... price of $10!
If all the colors are there, that makes the cost 4cents/skein, not including the fabric. Belfast Linen is $5-6 at the store! What a dealio :) How could I pass up that stitchy goodness?
Until next time,