No I am not singling out the canines… according to Wikipedia “Dog Days of Summer are the hottest, most sultry days of summer.” Waking up this morning to light sprinkles and temperatures in the low 70’s with at least 170% humidity sure makes it feel like a hot and sultry day! Now I know that this is still much cooler than many other parts of the US that still swelters in record heat, so I should have nothing to complain about.
What perfect timing to think cool with this flip flop from Squigee. It is a custom design done in your name with such wonderful colors! I stitched it all with Planet Earth Opal, which has the glint of metallic blended into the threads. No stranding, no plying, just thread up and stitch! what a pleasure to work with, just like butter as it melts into your canvas. My local needlepoint shop sent it off to the finishers for me and I am so thrilled with the way it came back! Marlene added just the prefect touch by adding the sequin and the flower button to finish it off. This will be a new addition for this years Christmas tree!
Speaking of finishing, it is almost time to get your holiday finishing into your LNS. Where does the time go? Actually after all the years from working in a shop, I know what the holiday crunch time is like. The overwhelming amount of wonderfully stitched pieces that come in waiting to go out to be magically turned into something even more amazing! Stitch! Stitch! Stitch! It is heartbreaking for both the stitcher and the shop when it doesn’t make it back in time.
I didn’t do that much stitching yesterday, even though I did watch allot of baseball. I just needed a break from stitching, believe it or not. I am starting off my day today with a late breakfast at The Cottage in La Jolla with some dear friends. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they are having my favorite special…carne asada benedict with chipotle hollandaise! ooh I so enjoy that as I really do like the spicy!
Later in the day I am headed up the 5 Freeway to Newport Beach to see Susan Portra…as we need to work out the final touches on the wonderful project that you will see from Susan in the next Needlepoint Now. You wont want to miss this issue as there are 9 projects for your stitching pleasure! This issue will grow by 4 pages. Elizabeth, you have done amazing things with growing this magazine and as always I am like a kid at Christmas waiting for it to arrive in my mailbox! Rumor has it that this issue is so big that Elizabeth bought a new desk.
Alleycat was keeping cool as she was tuned into night time kitty tv. She was watching the bugs and hoping for a midnight snack! and until next time…keep on stitching