Good Morning Everyone!
How are you? It is 6:30 a.m. on 5/30 and my Dad would have turned 103 today! Hard to believe - even harder to believe he has been gone almost 10 years. Still missing him all the time - miss his wisdom and advice, his sense of humor and his love. Meanwhile, it is 51 degrees and sunny. The skies are blue and I think it will be a fine day. Busy...but fine.
I hope you all had a nice, long weekend. I did manage to be a slug for a lot of it - lol. Honestly, I was pretty tired all weekend. Saturday morning I did meet up with Dee but much unraveling ended up happening (more on that tomorrow). I'm not sure that we solved any world issues/problems, but we had our usual delightful time together. Saturday also found me connecting with Leslie. Please send her all your good and healing vibes and juju - she is having her final chemo session today and her radiation sessions are over. I'm looking forward to seeing her before too long!!
Fletch and I did go over to Colin & Mailing's house yesterday. Fletch did a bunch of weed whacking and I watered house plants. We were not there all that long, but it was good to do that. We also gassed up the car in their neck of the woods and saved 12 cents per gallon over the price by us. Ridiculous! Last night on PBS we watched a very interesting documentary on Shofuso the Japanese house that is in Fairmount Park. It was originally at MOMA which I had not known. Anyway, a fascinating story and a look at some of the creations of George Nakashima and Junzo Yoshimura. It was only roughly 30 minutes long and I would have loved to have it run longer. (Side note: Shofuso is where Colin & Mailing had their engagement photographs done!)
Now we are at Tuesday morning and it's time for a Tiny Needle Tuesday update. A little stitching was accomplished during the past week. There was also a bit of frogging....
First up, The Crows of Strawberry Hill.
It was here that the frogging occurred. I had just about completed stitching the crow on the left when I noticed that the stitches were not matching up with the pink border at the bottom. I was one thread off. No one might have noticed, but I knew it would bug me. Thank goodness I did not start ripping out the crow (which I almost did). This mistake was in the pink border. When I looked at it closely I could see where one of my stitches crossed over 3 threads instead of 2. Grrrr. Luckily I just had to un-stitch - or frog - it back towards the left crow's foot.
Next up is the Sampler Aux Bouquets:
I was working on the leaves last night, but I kept making mistakes, so I ended up putting it away. More leaves and a couple more blue flowers on the left and then I will begin the alphabet on the right hand side.
Friday I discovered that my debit card had been hacked! I went on line to check on an account to see what had cleared and noticed some charges that were not done by me or Fletch. Luckily it was in the afternoon and the bank was still open. I called and now my card has been cancelled and the purchases are all in dispute. What a PITA. I rarely use my debit card, but it is a bit unnerving to have this happen. There are also a few automatic payments connected with that card, so there will be some havoc when those payment come due. Oh well, at least I happened to go on line at the right time and spot the issues.
Today will be a busy and long day. I've got a number of things that need to be completed today for work. I had been waiting for financial information to come to me, and it finally did over the weekend, but I decided not to work over the holiday. I may be sorry today, but c'est la vie. I also have an eye doctor appointment this afternoon. And grocery shopping this morning. Busy, busy, busy!
I'll leave you with a pretty little bouquet on our kitchen table.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!!