Good morning from the rancho to all my peeps. It's Friday!!
Let's make it clear, I've got my grumpy pants on this morning. Fill up that coffee cup and get comfy. You're gonna hear some whining. LOL
I am an eight-hours-of-sleep every night kind of girl. I haven't reached my goal in several weeks. Between DH and dogs and cat, I'm getting about six and a half. Last night is a perfect example. I went to bed at 9 PM. DH tells me no worries, he will deal with the animals. He just wanted to finish a TV program. I know better...I'm sure that as soon as I left the room, he fell asleep. Fast forward to 11 PM. The bedroom door slams open. I hear LOUD whispering...Jack Jack, come here, stop that...over and over again. DH has a flashlight in his hand that he is wielding like some like of light saber. After the third or fourth full-face illumination, I was done. Meanwhile, he gave up on Jack Jack and left the room. I get up (pee since I'm awake and have a vintage bladder)and throw Jack Jack on the bed. Back in bed. Not quite asleep, but the door again opens and I got another light show. I'm telling you...grumpy pants.
Up again at 4:30 AM as DH left the cat out in the living room and the cat wants in. Jack Jack goes out to pee...now inside and we're back to bed. But do we sleep? Nope. Awake for the day. Thank goodness my alarm went off at 6 AM. Gave me an excuse to get out of bed.
Do things get better? Nope. Dog eats cat food. Dog throws up. I get to clean that up. At least it was on the tile floor and not the rug. I blow my nose. Bloody nose. I think this is going to be a three cup of coffee day, with a chaser of Diet Mt. Dew. Sigh.
I've taken my walk, eaten breakfast and am ready for a better day. I've got lots of pictures this week.
No stitching on Cherry Hill. Decided to start a Christmas piece. This is Threadwork Primitives "Christmastide". I love Nan's patterns.
Part of the reason I haven't been stitching...project bags. My friend and I both purchased the Winter Rose project bag pieces designed by Brenda Gervais. I had never made a bag using her particular instructions. Decided to do a prototype before I committed and messed up the fabric. Her instructions were clear and a bit easier than the usual I follow. I am very happy with the final results.
Prototypes...I made two of these. Canvas front and back, cotton fabric inside, fully lined.
And the final product. The canvas was provided but the inside fabric was from my stash. The original was done in pick, but I really like the green with small pink flowers. Finished one each for me and my friend.