Have you ever had one of those dreams where you are desperately trying to get to a class to take an exam, because it's the last day of the semester, but you forgot to go to class all semester and now you can't find the classroom? I had a real-life variation on that this weekend where I didn't realize until the last day that we were responsible for two chapters instead of the usual one, and that I had approximately 12 hours to read the text, figure out the material and complete the assignment. The chapter covered dilutive securities and convertible debt, the most horrid, difficult and time-consuming chapter in the book. I never did finish although I gave it a try. I shut the book at 11 p.m. last night (the assignment was due to be electronically posted at midnight) and went off to bed and didn't get up until 11 a.m. today, so today was messed up also. And it was no one's fault but my own.
I had planned to stitch a lot and go to the needlework shop in Alexandria today where they have (and are holding) my missing AVAS color! They were having also a trunk show of Queenstown Samplers, and the Woodlawn Needlework exhibition opens today as well. Woodlawn is right across the street from the needlework shop, but fortunately the exhibition goes on all month, so I'll go up another day. I did get a chance to pick up an order in Fredericksburg, including some nice Picture This linens in Moonglow (a light yellow) and Sterling (a blue-ish gray).
Anyway, here's something I did work on a bit during the week: The Procession, by the Workbasket. I'm stitching it on the called-for linen and threads: Apple Brown Bindy (32 count) and Caron Soie Cristale silk. The Soie Cristale is something I haven't used before this project. The surface is a little more shreddy and soft than the texture of the NPI and AVAS silks. And the design is a little weird, isn't it? Still, it's fun to do.
Dear BF cooked us dinner last night and today, he pumped up my tires with this little gadget. It's a small compressor, which you plug into your car's power socket (such as the lighter socket). No more waiting in line at the gas station, or paying 50 cents and then discovering it's broken, or in my case, driving around on tires that were ten pounds light. Note the snow on the windshield. After an entire winter of nothing much but a few flurries, we're apparently going to have a big winter storm with 6-10 inches of snow. I'm hoping for a day off.
And we have done those things which we ought not to have done....
Here's Pink in the closet, pretending that he didn't just chew the ends off BF's shoelaces. Happy week!