Gor- it's been nearly a month since I last posted! It can't be because I'm so very busy doing householdy things. Well, in one respect I have.
Work has been a nut grinder lately. I get in to work at 6:00 a.m., usually don't take a lunch, and really try to get out of the parking lot before the gate closes at 5:00 just because it's a hassle to turn off the car and go swipe my fob across the gate keypad to open the gate again. If I'm lucky and I can get out at 4:00 p.m., then I've only worked a ten hour day. Then there's the traffic and another half hour before I get home, in the dark, so I'm not good for much these days.
Steve was concerned about a penchant I developed for playing solitaire on my computer. Which is rich, given his propensity for playing video games for hours at a time, but life is all about the double standard, no? Anyway, I thought I'd get him off my back by knitting something, but when I left bags of yarn in the living room for a couple of weeks on end it dawned on me that knitting is not what I wanted to do.
I wanted to embroider.
I used to embroider a lot as a young teen, but I don't remember making anything useful. It has been far too many decades for me to admit to since I last embroidered but it turns out handwork is a lot like riding a bike. You never forget. Actually, that's only what I've read about riding a bike. It's been several decades since I was last on a bicycle as well, so maybe the jury is still out on that one.
Since we'd just purchased a new sheet set from Costco (they have everything! Or as my brother-in-law puts it- if it doesn't come on a pallet, we don't want it), so I stitched on them.
And then I cut out the template, which I used with my pounce box to leave the design along the edge of the pillowcase. Doesn't 'pounce box' sound wonderfully colonial?
I also embroidered the second set of pillowcases and the top of the sheet with a different design in red with which I'm very pleased.
Now I'm all embroidered out, so if you'll excuse me, I've a game of solitaire on which to catch up .
*I have more to report, some of it exciting, but the pictures didn't turn out, so I'll get more pictures and then post my news.