Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Wall

Continuing with my Game of Thrones theme here, I bring you...

The Wall
We are having a retaining wall put in out on the bluff so there's been a lot of tractors and bricks and workmen and noise this week. 

Oh, and dirt...

A lot of dirt!

As you can tell by these pictures, I don't venture outside much while all of this is going on.

I did try to get a picture of the ducklings who come to visit us every morning...

It's difficult to make them out because they're the same color as the dirt but you can see their ducky shadows. Sort of. They have grown so much in just a couple of weeks. Must be all the scraps they are getting from the workmen. There are eight of them in all and their mother has been doing a good job keeping them safe. I count them every day to make sure they are all still accounted for.

Hoping soon I can show you pictures of the completed wall. Right now it's a mess out there. We are still planning to have company for the 4th of July weekend. I might need one of those
"Excuse Our Dust" signs!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Girl Has No Stitching

Phil and I have been watching Game of Thrones on Sunday nights (along with the other 7/8 of the human population!). We like to have theme dinners that revolve around the show because, well, we're just kinda odd that way. We've had fried chicken on The Hound Night (not nice, juicy mutton chops because that would be mean). Wine (and trivia, because we have to show that we know things!) on Tyrion Night. Dragon Wings (okay they were Buffalo wings) on Daenerys Night. Wine (again) on Cersei Night and so on and so forth. (You'll be happy to know we did not have Thenn Night!) For the season finale last Sunday I made a quick and simple version of something resembling a cottage pie. And we dubbed it...

Hot Pie!

(It was delicious!)

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Frogging We Will Go

So I finally get the ole q-snaps on relatively straight. At least straight enough where I'm not constantly trying to readjust them. I settle myself on the loveseat with an ice cold Pepsi and the Rangers game on TV. Just the ticket for a Sunday afternoon. I'm making good progress on my June Prairie Year, stitching some leaves, working on the border. I'd had to grab a new skein of 520 out of my stash for this square because I'd used up the first skein. But it's DMC. No worries on colors matching, right?


I've never in my 30+ years of stitching had this happen! I grabbed another skein out of my stash to compare them and sure enough, the one I'd been using is lighter! I dug the little paper dealies out of the trash to make sure I hadn't grabbed the wrong number by mistake but no, I wasn't crazy, it said 520. I'm considering leaving the leaves (haha, that's funny!) and just restitching the border since that's the most noticeably different part.

I really really really wanted to get this one done before the end of the month so I better hop to it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wonky Wednesday

Is there a trick to getting q-snaps on straight???

After several tries and much fiddling this is the best I could manage.

  Does anyone have any tips???