Friday, July 22, 2005


gack. nothing like paperwork that asks for a permanent address, then asks for local address???

Turns out I should just put the same thing in twice. Okay. But meanwhile I called on this more than 4 hours ago and now I can no longer access the darn webpage.

Between doing the stuff for DD for college and the stuff for buying a house and moving, I'm thinking my head might explode!

But we're driving away from NH in the a.m. so I'd better find the zen state required to pack a car with two teenagers and two cats.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I See the Moon

I guess it's only fitting that yesterday was the anniversary of the first lunar landing and driving home last evening we were treated to a huge, gorgeous full moon rising over the trees. Of course, DD just complains that she can't see it because of the trees and she wants to be like Colorado all unobstructed horizon.

Was absolutely lovely at the lake yesterday. Today should be similiar. Water is warm and wonderful. Sun is brilliant. Sand will burn the bottoms of your feetsies if you aren't careful.

Realizing that I have a 10 hour drive on Saturday, we went and purchased some new music for the trip. Jack Johnson, new John Hiatt, and the Royal National Theater version of Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman. Woohoo. Considering my other CD version of OK was not a stereo recording, I am quite happy to have 2 versions. We saw this production of PBS and it was lovely.
Nothing like a rousing "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" to start off a drive...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Well at least the humidity level is down this morning. Time to go wakey, wakey the kids and off to the lake we go as it's headed to the 90s today.

Now for something completely different:
I'll have the freaking keys to our new home for 3 days and won't be able to use them. Then I'll have an empty home for 2 days before household goods get delivered. I'm thinking painting here. Me and two teenagers. Just need to borrow ladder from a friend and I can buy the rest of the equipment. Paint trays, brushes, rollers, tape, plastic sheeting. Ooh. This could be fun. Except must remember lighting issues as the place has no overhead lighting. Now what's a good color for my living room...

Monday, July 18, 2005


but only slightly.

Found vol. 8 of Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly at a yard sale for 25 cents! This was one of the issues I had in black and white and at a quarter that's quite a deal considering what these sell for on ebay.

And bought the latest issue of Stitch from England. I do love this magazine. Trying to figure out if I can afford a subscription to it here in the states. I think it's around $60, maybe a bit more. I can buy it for slightly less in bookstores here, but not always guaranteed that I will find every issue. Which is problematic.

Weather is cloudy, but terribly hot and humid today. But I have managed to talk my sister into more antiquing. Will go to one big place where they have many dealers and air conditioning. Followed by lunch and ice cream. That should kill some time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Summer Time

I see lots of bloggers going on vacation, or just plainly being busy (at least those who live in northern hemisphere) enjoying the summer months. Not as much blogging activity as usual.

So I'm trying to be good and come and post with more regularity.

Right now I need to go and handle some financial stuff for daughter's schooling. Don't really have time to be typing here.

But am about 1/3rd done on the Full Moon and am totally enjoying my working on black experience.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

What to do?

Weather officially is crappy again today. DH left an hour ago to drive to VA. I've got 2 more weeks in NH with kids and cats before we join him.

Now what can we do? not the beach, not the lake, the Red Sox are in Baltimore. Heavy sigh. I'm bored. Sister's working. Kids are still asleep. I guess I can go watch Some Like It Hot and stitch.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

small stashing

Went to Yankee Cross Stitch yesterday.
Now for those who have never had the pleasure of visiting New Hampshire, we have no sales tax in this state.

So why couldn't I find anything I "needed" beyond the fibers I that I bought?
I left with just 5 skeins of Needlepoint Silk and a few skeins of DMC.

I am still officially depressed that the Goode Huswife will not be doing any new designs.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

new project

Not excited by anything currently in progress, so I started The Full Moon by The Goode Huswife yesterday. This will be the first time I've worked on black fabric in many, many moons.
When I saw this chart, I thought all the stitching was in white, but it's not.
Full Moon
It's white, ecru, very pale flesh, a very pale green, and light, light yellow.
I'm doing it on 25 ct Lugana because that's the black fabric I found on sale. I've got a piece of the fabric called for by the design (32 ct Belfast), but that's earmarked for another Goode Huswife project.
The stupid part is that I kitted this up with all the threads except the white. Cause I was looking at the list for the seed bag, not the sampler. Duh.

Any excuse to go stashing, eh???

Friday, July 01, 2005

it's raining

Shucks. I'm working on quite the tan. Yeah - I know all about skin cancer. No lectures necessary. But it's raining this morning. So I guess we can go shopping instead! I love vacation!

Seller wants to delay closing by 2 days. This may work out for the best - then I don't have to drive the NH to VA route on a Sunday. Which can be quite painful.

I have managed to pull out some stitching and some crocheting since arriving here. But haven't really put in any time. I don't like taking my needlework to the lake - too many opportunities to ruin things with sand, sun, water, sunscreen, food and drink.

But I should go and wake up my slothful children. They'll be happy to hear that their contact lenses have arrived at Wally World and we can go and pick them up.