Peeps, I'm trying to get used to a new schedule. A schedule that keeps me up late, and sleeping in longer in the morning. I love it, but it's going to take some getting used to. And I haven't quite figured out when to fit in my blogging time. All of these years I've blogged in the mornings. Now when I get up, I eat breakfast with my Shug, and then get busy because the sun is already up...if it's coming up at all. I'm used to getting up hours before the sun. And If I don't get busy right away, I get nothing done. So please give me time to adjust. I feel like I'm running in all different directions right now. I know that's never happened to you!
So let's just chat a bit.
I'm by myself right now and feel chatty.
I think my evening blogging sessions shall be chat sessions.
Nothing in particular...get some tea...or hot chocolate with yummy marshmallows like I have.
Do you ever feel like you have to rescue the plants at Lowe's on the clearance shelves?
They were in these tiny little pots, being terribly neglected, and only 50 cents.
I finally got them repotted.
OK if you're a 70's child, you HAD one of these plants sprawling all over the place. Everyone did! I think it was called a philodendron. I'm not good with houseplant names, I just know this takes me back to the 70s. If it lives, I'm going to crochet a hanging planter thingy for it and put it in front of the window. I never got the hang of macrame' but if I did I would make this plant a macrame' hanger. It would be so happy in a macrame' hanger...with wooden beads.
I did go to crochet group last week.... This is some Mystery CAL (crochet-a-long) that "K" is working on.
We decided my Happy Blanket needs something besides just big squares, so I'm crocheting four smaller squares with a border to put next to the big squares.
My Work in Progress (wip) at home is this blanket. I had all of the flowers on it, and the backing sewed all the way to the end, and it DID NOT FIT. Somehow I measured the backing wrong. So, I spent yesterday evening taking the backing completely off of it, then the flowers. I'm sewing a larger different backing on it. It's the yellow sheet in the photo above. I think I'll work on it in a few minutes.
Another thing I found with this new schedule is I don't have much time to read. I used to go to bed with my Shug, early in the evening, because we had to get up at 4:30 am. His schedule is my schedule when you're living in one room. Well, I couldn't get to sleep so I'd lie there reading (with a flashlight so as not to wake him up.) I went to the library the other day with high hopes of finding some good movies and good reading material. They had this little promotional thing going on. You get a wrapped book, bring it home, open it, read it, fill in the card and return it to the library by a certain date. The card gets dropped in a box for prizes. It's a Valentines promo thing.
I was all excited to open this....
Blogettes seriously? People still write these kinds of novels?
His hot seeking hands covered her bare hips, gripped them, tugged slightingly, rocking her in a motion she didn't know yet recognized in some primal corner of her soul.....blah blah blah
I am not going to read it. Do I fill out the card anyway? I mean....Life is too short to read bad lit don't you think? Should I just drop it off and not turn in the card? I dunnno.
Ok so here is my Shug. I asked him, when he had time (right, he's building a house!) that I needed him to build me a "lazy Kate." It didn't have to be fancy I said.
A lazy Kate holds your bobbins of thread that you spin on a spinning wheel, so you can ply the thread into yarn. Hence, two ply, or three ply yarn.
My Shug made me a lazy kate for my Schacht in no time! 25 cent brackets I bought at a garage sale years ago....a piece of pinewood he collected from an old house....and a rod from a sign that used to be in our yard. Voila' a lazy kate for my bigger Schacht bobbins. I could have just bought one but this is much more special, and cheaper.
And my Shug and my Dixie snuggling.
Everyone have a nice evening (ummm...guess I chatted awhile, it's 10:00 pm) I'm going to go stitch some on the blanket and see if I can get interested in a movie.
PS. Jane, I cannot get onto your blog anymore. I did send you my e-mail address as requested.
PSS. After I posted this, I got a message from blogger telling me that blogger will no longer allow sexually explicit content after March 23! I feel awful! I wasn't being explicit! I was just telling you about the book. Oh my.