Sunday, March 17, 2013

Proposition... I think NOT

Went to a conference this past week. The road trip was jacked up to say the least. I don't think the muguls saw my vehicle skinny up when a semi almost put me in a concrete wall during a span of road construction. Whew. Got turned around trying to find my hotel in slum town. Issues with check in. Asked for money 2 times in the grocery store parking lot. Didn't have enough gas when leaving the hotel to make it up the interstate a couple exits, when I left, so took my chances in the rough neighborhood. Was called li'l baby and li'l mamma by the guys working in the gas station. BUT... the best part happened while pumping my gas. I was just texting a friend to say I was getting the heck out of there before I was ganked when a guy aproached me, looking like he hadn't showered in 2 weeks, who know's maybe it was 3. Anyways, he propositioned me and wanted me to go to his crib. My response... sensored for you of course... "Do I look like a beepity beep crack whore to you?! You have 2 seconds to crawl back to the rock you came out from under before you lose your beepity beep!" His response was something like "Oh, my bad shawty." At least my internal kung fu panda was enough to make him back off. Geez-o-peet. I'll refuse to go if the conference is in the same place again next year. Isn't is fabulous?

Moving on... I did work on my Starry Night a little bit, but not enough that you could tell a difference. I also worked on my Christmas Calendar. Completed a little bit of back stitching and some more red border. Every little stitch counts!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Decision made. Continuing the opus battle this weekend. I can almost guarantee that I will be 104, place the last stitch, and pass away quietly in my sleep. I have been stitching since I was 9 and in the 4th grade. I will have learned nothing if my skills and patience falter before completing Van Gogh's Starry Night. Wish me the best of luck in this endeavor and be prepared for the colorful language to fly. I'll post pictures of my progress.
In the midst of the weekend challenge, I need to ponder. This will not be a light ponder for life has pelted me with lemons recently. My challenge.... turn those blasted lemons into blueberry pie.

Short End of the Thread

I've said it before but will say it again... I'm probably the most scatter brained OCD person you will ever come across. Definitely a walking contradiction. I tossed a few more stitches into Starry Night. (Look up... it is pitiful.) I think I will be the only person to tell a difference has been made. Of course, unless a person was party to my previous blog no one would be able to even know what kind of difference was made. Sometimes, it's just a grueling process and you reach the end of your thread before you know it. Frogging and ripping = put it down until another day.

On the flip side, just because you toss a project aside doesn't mean you can't pick up another UFO. That being said, today is Christmas Day. I've been working on this calendar for 4 years now. Every year I have said, "This is the year I will complete this project." Then another year passes by. Such is my life. Just think... Starry Night is waaaaaaay bigger. Hence the opus.

Just as an update.. still no enlightenment. We'll blame it on Van Gogh seeing as he's not here to defend himself.