There are times when having so many interests is, well, of questionable value. (Not that I’m about to give any of them up.)
When I’m stitching I feel guilty because I haven’t done a podcast in a while. Sam is having a fit with some sort of weird noise just appearing in the recordings, though, and I don’t have the patience he has for re-recording over and over again to get a full podcast done acceptably.
So I stitch, but I should also be doing some web work or blogging, or house work. And I know I must owe someone correspondence. At least most of those people know why I’m taking a bit of a break.
Luckily, gaming and stitching go well together, although somehow, very little work gets done during the very intense sessions.
Then there are the cats. Shelley has decided that she doesn’t care what her past training has been. She wants to be held when she wants to be held, and at 17 years old, she takes precedence over any WIP. The kitten is still learning—no, I’m still trying vainly to teach the kitten not to chase my thread. It’s up to me to always remember to put WIPs away so that he can’t nest on them.
At least it’s a full life, rather than an empty one.
We’re having some problems with our recording equipment, but we’re working to overcome them and get a new podcast out soon!
And I don’t even know for sure if there’ll be a separation!
Katie may go to high school this year. We’ll know for sure very soon. I’ve done a transcript for her, all official and everything.
Just the thought makes me jealous of the time I have with her now, though. I’ve enjoyed these years together, and I don’t want them to end. I don’t want to clip her wings, of course, and I know my qualms are selfish.
It isn’t as if I’ll have trouble finding things to do. It’s that Katie won’t be with me to do them.
This week’s Stitching Bloggers Question is
Many of us have a few pairs of embroidery scissors and some even have a “collection”. How many pairs of scissors do you have? Feel free to share a photo of your favorite pair or pairs with us!
I just have the one pair, but that pair is sacred! No one dares to use them for anything but the snipping of threads.
It is actually the latest in a succession of identical scissors that have served me well for many years. I prefer simple scissors that function well to decorative ones.
What I’m missing right now are good fabric scissors, as mine were used by an ex to cut PAPER. (That person fits much better in a size X.)
The piece is my favorite current WIP, Dragon Dreams’ “Fairy Tale Sampler.”
Yes, the kitten has a name of his own! And he has accomplished much, as evidenced by this photograph. Many a cat has attempted to snuggle with Shelley over the past 16 years since her last playmate died, but very few have succeeded. She has even groomed him a bit!
Not a great scan, and I can’t find the original, but it is one of my favorite photos of her at that age.
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This week’s SBQ:
When you get a project professionally framed do you get glass inserted into the frame? Why or why not?
I’ve posted some notes from an attempt to save one piece that was not framed with glass. I was a teen, in high school, and didn’t see a need for glass at the time.
My father smokes, and that piece isn’t ever going to really come clean after 25 years of hanging in his den. I was suprised that I managed as well as I did.
So now, yes, I get glass every time. While I don’t smoke and won’t (can’t, even if I wanted to, due to allergies and asthma) live with anyone who does, I find it important to protect the pieces. You can’t always predict where one will end up, and after I’ve put so much love into something, it’s worth a few more dollars to add the glass.
How many of these references do you recognize?
I had a little trouble on the site when using Firefox, so you may need to try a different browser if you can’t see the incredible map mural at first.
(Link updated 24-December-2007.)
I’ve been almost afraid to talk about it, but last week my pain management doctor prescribed breakthrough pain medication for the first time. I’ve been leery of taking it too often, so I’m taking it once every few days instead of once a day as directed.
Miracle of miracles, though: all the pain except for the neuropathy goes away.
And I’m functional. Well, I’m rather loopy right after taking the medication, but for the next day or two, I’m far more physically functional than I have been in a very long time.
I cannot stress this enough: if you have chronic pain, see a pain management specialist. There are no other doctors who are as qualified to treat pain.
By a dark, blue-eyed stranger who walked up to me last night. He looked into my eyes and I was gone!
We think he’s about 8 weeks old. He’s very skittish right now, preferring to stay out of sight and away from Shelley unless there’s
crack wet food in question.
Shelley is NOT amused.