Saturday, March 4, 2023

A New Start

Thank you so much for your very kind comments about the progress on Lady of the Thread.  I really appreciate them.  

I am taking a little break from Lady of the Thread.  I was starting to not enjoy stitching on the piece.  Rather than powering through and risking errors, a break was in order.  So I pulled out Plum Street's Tomato Dame.

This is a super fun stitch!  It really appealed to me because I love growing tomatoes!  I always plant way too many each year.  I think it is due to growing up in New Jersey where the very best tomatoes are grown.  Word on the street is that they are so good because of the water in New Jersey.  Nevertheless, a homegrown tomato is one of the best things in the world.  It is just about time for me to fire up the Aerogarden and start this year's crop of tomatoes!

Anyway, as I mentioned this is a super fun stitch.  I am stitching it with the called for colors which are all Weeks Dye Works.  I did not realize until today that WDW are colorfast.  Bonus!  I really love the richness of the reds.  The large tomato is stitched with Chrysanthemum, which is exactly the same color as Campbell's Tomato Soup.  I have been craving it all day.

It has been cold, rainy, and windy here in California for a few weeks now.  We have snow on the hills around here.  This is somewhat rare around here but this year has been exceptional in terms of temperature and rainfall.  More rain has been forecasted for this weekend.  I thought that this would be a perfect weekend to spend in my Fortress of Crafty-tude.  I had taken care of my chores during the week, did my grocery shopping before the weekend and planned on getting up early so that I could sit in my Queendom with my coffee.  It had been a long week, so I was happy to go to bed early last night.  

All would have gone according to plan, except, the house next door to the cozy cottage was recently turned into an Airbnb.  For the most part, the people who stay there are very respectful of the neighbors and are quiet.  Last night, however, the renters were a group of young people who decided to have a loud, drunken party in the yard, outside of my bedroom window.  (It was 35 degrees!)  I was woken up at 10:30, 12:05, 12:40 and 1:45 am.  I woke up exhausted and cranky.  I am not sure what I can even do about it.  I was too tired to try to sew or play in my room today.   I ended up taking a two hour nap today.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be better!  It is supposed to rain again, so it is a good day to play inside!

Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

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