Good Morning All!
Another Tuesday rolls around, so another Tiny Needle Tuesday (TNT) post and this time a finish!!
I managed to finish up my Sailor's Huswife by Darlene O'Steen over the weekend. Of course this is just one portion of it...and all I am going to do - lol. The balance is another side that you attach fabric to and then stitch a bazillion queen stitches (which I don't enjoy doing). Even when I started this (decades ago), I had no intention of making a huswife (huswife. Noun. (plural huswifes) A small case containing scissors, thread, needles, and other sewing things.) out of it. Here are closer shots of the top and bottom portion.
The finish pleases me and yes, I have started the next A&E sampler...more about that next week.
Turns out that yesterday was the perfect day to go to the office. When I arrived just before 8:00 I was the only person there. Tom from IT showed up a little later, but he left before 9:00. My boss Bruce showed up just before my conference call started at 10. I saw one other guy walk by while I was on my call (a college student who is doing a summer internship with us - not sure what he is doing...). That was it - no one else was around. I left before 11, ran to JoAnn's (couldn't find all of the floss I need) and was home before Noon!
It was a pretty hot day (again), but I went out to the garden and picked more tomatoes and some jalapenos. We had another cold supper - just some shrimp salad, raw veggies and croissants. A perfect summer meal!
I'm expecting a pretty easy rest of the week work-wise. Today I'd like to look at my yarn (FUN!!) and pick out some for making fingerless mitts for Christmas gifts. And I naturally need to wind a skein of sock yarn and cast on the next pair. I may run up to a different JoAnn's to see if I can find the floss I need and Fletcher needs some elastic cord (thick like bungee cord) which I couldn't find yesterday.
After all our cold meals, we are both in the mood for something else, so I'm making a meatloaf and we are going to steam the garden potatoes Fletch dug last week. I'll make a mushroom and onion gravy to go with that and figure out some vegetable or two to go with it all.
That's it for me this morning. How's your week going?