Saturday, June 27, 2015

Up on the roof~~~~~~

"Up on the roof, its peaceful as can be"-------not! Definitely not the Drifters up there today! The roofing guys hare scraping down to the plywood and it sounds like they will be joining me soon for coffee in the living room. I have removed anything that might jar loose from the walls during this project. Not taking any chances that they will fall and break or cause damage to what is below. They will probably be up there all week next. Yesterday I went for the MRI...45 minutes in that machine.... ending with a dull headache and a sore left elbow from the IV and more blood drawn. Nice ladies who did the testing. Definitely no stitching when I came home. Off to work today....speaking of that...
yes, Esther was at it again. That women knows just what books to put in front of me! Now let's face it, I will never get to learn most of what these books hold. But....I will enjoy looking and reading the how tos of it all.  My library is continually growing. Mr H will not be pleased when I tell him I am running out of space! again! I do love having good books around me....those to read and those to drool over. This is a short post today....I can not hear myself think or type with the noise going on above me.....glad to chat even for a brief time. Have a good day.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

She will be called Ruby

A partly cloudy day so far but still warm. It is 6 AM and the temp is 84 and might reach 111 by day end. Our community roofing project is still ongoing. I am amazed that these people can be up on the roof in high temps for hours. They begin around 5ish and end their day around 1 PM.

Dressed in long sleeve shirts, long pants and work boots as well as gloves----- just have to sweat for them. My plans are to stay hydrated and as cool as possible. They may reach my house sometime next week. Lot of work----rip up the shingles and tar paper, sweep and clean before laying out new tar paper then the new shingles. Did I mention that they have lots of tools with them? They have a wheel barrow on the roof with them! I thought it would be a noisy time with so many people working but surprisingly there is little noise.
My hexi project is complete....
I formed it into a pincushion and added beads to the top, of course. One of the gals at my monthly stitch group thought they looked like a spider ( and they do, sort of) and found one "leg" to be shorter than the rest so I maned it Ruby after her! Oh, no, not because she has a leg problem, just because!!!!! I did enjoy the process and know that the next hexis will be much better.  Some of us in the group are starting a new project.....
first you paint a back round, then you stitch a scene. I am combining 2 pictures into one for a meadow. It is a layering type of stitching starting with the back and working to the front. I plan to frame it when it is finished. So far I like how it is looking. Lots of possibilities with this. Oh...... my stomach is rumbling so I best find breakfast. Glad you could stop in today. Thank you for your kind words and most of all your friendship. Enjoy your day.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I finally tried.....

It has been a nice morning...not as hot to start the day but getting there. Today may be around 110. Another good stay indoors day for Mr H and me, myself and I. The laundry is done and the living room drapes are stored. The summer set is up. Next to change the bed---oh wait, Mr H is still in bed!
I decided that this would be the weekend to try to make a hexagon piece....
So, I gathered some scraps from the butterfly potholder...gathered a few other things and began. I really think I made some steps harder than they needed to be but all in all I did enjoy the project. My hand did not cooperate most of the time and so it took more time than most might have done. I see that the writing may not be clear, so , the larger ones are 1 inch and the smaller are about 1/2 inch finished. I did enjoy making them, and I know the next will be easier and look better....
Here they are.... I think I may make them into pincushions.... you know I love my pincushions. The size is easier to see in this picture. Needing to rest my hand, I will try to complete the project  later.
I will be emailing out the July Card exchange list seems all agree that it is so nice to receive hand written notes. As for the Thimble Exchange, it is still open so if you are interested please let me know. Also if you prefer not to mail internationally, that is fine but let me know.
I desperately need another cup of coffee so I best get to the coffee maker. As always, thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to stop by. I do hope you enjoy your day.
There is nothing more attractive than a nice smile” 
Charles M Schultz