Sunday ~ Cloudy with a chance of stitching

Iris Garden

I work best when the house is completely silent and cool, but New England’s weather has turned very muggy.  So, I’ve just reluctantly turned on the air conditioner, which immediately eliminates silence, but enables physical comfort and stops  elbows from sticking to the computer table.  After a while I’ll no longer really hear the air conditioner, but it will annoy me as incessant background noise … the bad music of modern comfort.

Yesterday I purchased floss for several designs, and today I want to sort and kit them.   These are my own designs, which will be revised as I stitch, and occasionally abandoned in favor of something new.  But the process of assigning colors is as delicious as watching the designs take shape on the linen.  Since I do not currently design for profit, the process is relaxing.  If I put something aside, I do not hear the screechy little voice of the Perfection Fairy in my head, urging me to finish it.  I can just swat that d _ _ n fairy!

Emma has been much better behaved in the last day.  She is still not happy with the little upstart, but she is no longer growling at her.  DH thinks that Emma thinks that she is protecting me.  Possible, I suppose, and rather sweet.  She is my best reading buddy, squashing herself in next to me no matter where I sit with a book.  Since Marble likes to perch on my chair, it’s understandable that Emma takes offense.  I just absolutely cannot stand growling and cat fights.  So, now there are squirt bottles positioned within easy reach of every chair … just in case hostilities recommence.

The room is starting to feel comfortable, so I am off to sort floss and stitch.

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About embroiderbee

ABOUT ME: Catholic, Wife, Mom, Artist, Researcher, Baker, Cat- Herder, New Englander. I love designing needlework, especially samplers with specialty stitches, applique & quilting, painting, photographing, reading, writing, baking, fabric and floss collecting. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE COLORS: bluish-purples and greens. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE ANIMALS: Cats ~ you don't have to walk them, and they purr. I've also loved my share of dogs. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MUSIC: Instrumental ~ flute, piano, Smetana's Moldau ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MOVIES: Pride & Prejudice with Ehle and Firth. No other versions need apply. Waking Ned Devine, Happy endings only. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE BOOKS: A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, mysteries, romance, classics, non-fiction. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE CLOTHES: Worn blue jeans, turtlenecks, T-shirts, and hoodies. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Book Notes, some History Channel, Fox News, The Science Channel, some The Real Housewives of ... , Doc Martin, some Masterpiece Theater, some TED talks. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE THINGS 2 DO: Read a good book during a rain or snow storm. Stitch or paint in beautiful light. Talk in bed with my husband late at night and then go for an early breakfast... ie, have his total undivided attention, and luxuriate in it. Talk with our son without cell phones, ipods, etc at a family meal. Go to lunch with a friend and laugh till our sides hurt. Browse in a good library or bookstore. Go to the theater when both the play and the seats are good. Stay home and do absolutely nothing. Read on my Kindle! *~*~*~* ETHNICITY: Mixed-American Mutt of Irish (97%), Welsh, and many other slivers of ethnicity.

Posted on June 13, 2010, in cats, cross stitch, kittens. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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