Friday, May 25, 2012

Driven to Distraction

I think I need a break! With all the packing and moving and cleaning we've had to do this last week (Phil's condo and storage unit plus my daughter's apartment), my body is worn out! Apparently my brain is too! I decided I needed to iron some of the wrinkles out of my Blackbird Designs project before taking a picture of it to share on my blog. I'd just started ironing when I noticed an old bag of bagels on the kitchen counter. I'd been cleaning that morning, trying to get rid of some of the clutter, so my mind starts wondering if I can just toss the bagels. I pick up the bag, give them a squeeze to check if they're stale, start to inspect for mold, then it hits me... wasn't I just ironing? I turn around and sure enough, I'd left the iron face down on my linen! Luckily I have no patience when it comes to waiting for things to heat up, so the iron wasn't quite as hot as it could have been and I didn't end up with an iron-shaped scorch mark on my stitching! But I do feel like a total idiot! And yes, the evil bagels are in the trash now!

Anyhoosie, here is my progress on Winter by Blackbird Designs, as promised :-)

I just love the colors! I'll be stitching Autumn and Summer on the same piece of linen at some point in the maybe-not-so-distant-future. I'm really hoping to have more time for stitching now that the house is finished and we're settling in.

Not only is the weekend finally here, but it's Memorial Day weekend! Woohoo! Extra days off for everyone! I've already got a start on my Official Beginning of Summer Sunburn and if we get the boat in the water this weekend I should be plenty crisp by Tuesday!

Have a fun one guys, and stay safe!!


Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous project. So glad you didn't burn it.

Deb said...

Oh gosh, my heart fell when I read about the iron on the linen. Glad it didn't burn, but I did that once and it did. Shows how much us women have on our minds all the time!

The piece looks wonderful though and thank goodness you didn't burn it.

Have a great weekend!

Beth Pearce said...

That was a close call - whew! The piece looks fine for its scare. Glad you are about settled - that will help. We will be out on our boat a good bit this weekend too.

melissa said...

Oooooh, I love those colors too. All red and brown and yummy. :)

Glad you're happy, bud. 'Bout time!