Evening all. This is my one weekday without soccer practice for the kids, so of course I laid around the house and…watched soccer (European Champion’s League has begun). Garbage and Recycles have been transported to the appropriate cans and once I can be bothered to dress appropriately for outside, the cans will move to the curb.
oopsie, enjoy your trip. Ever think about taking the train?
shoe, I still remember my first night washing dishes at the age of 19 in a local restaurant. Went home thinking I barely survived. Ended up working there for 6 years.
Sunny, best wishes to Pixel.
Very nice, Unknown. And George is going to be a big cat!
Thanks for the compliments everyone! I was the oldest of four girls, I learned to stitch before I was reading and I was an early reader. Mom figured out early that I would entertain myself nicely with some thread and fabric, plus she was the generation that embroidered linens for her hope chest.
Thank you, no, its needlepoint. When you mention doing cross stitch I always admire your patience, working closed fabric is hard!
That’s really what I was wondering. When hubs had his heart surgery, he wanted to get better, but I still had to nag and bully to get him to walk.
This is your plan and you know the roads better, but wouldn’t 7 be a little better? It’ll put you on the front edge of the rush hour, so any accidents behind you won’t be an issue.
I have just started a new project, a Victorian house done in creams, pinks and pale blues. Expect another bragging post in 6 months or so, LOL!!!
When I lived near an Amtrak station, I used to take the train to NYC all the time. But these days, getting to the train is kind of a PITA; flying is easier, and not much more expensive. Driving seems to be the way to go, especially right now while the travel industry is still trying to find its way back.
Not really; that isn’t early enough to get ahead of anything. I’d still immediately hit heavy traffic. I’d have to leave at 6:00 if I were trying to beat any of rush hour, but I am NOT a morning person so 8:00 it is.
Felt non-exhausted enough after irk to scoop the litter box, put away clean dishes, and hit the Gettin’ Store real quick while dinner heated in the oven.
Plus got a box taped up & addressed, hopefully will be up & about early enough tomorrow to mail that one out. I’ve made the recipient sit waiting for far too long & I feel bad.
Now to eat the dinner that’s waiting for me!
Just googled “difference between embroidery and needlepoint” and came away having learned, ah, absolutely nothing. Still not sure what the diff might be … and what’s this “closed fabric” of which you speak?
One of the best things about being fully retired is getting up when I wake up. I can sleep in as late as I want and don’t have to worry about “wasting” most of my rare time off sleeping. I will say that I hate rush hour traffic more than I hate mornings, so got up way early to beat the traffic when I had to go to California.
I hope you have a great trip and that retirement isn’t too far away for you. Sleeping late is bliss.
Embroidery and cross stitch are done on fabric. Needlepoint fabric is more of a stiff mesh.
The beginning of the new piece:
You have to be able to figure out where to bring the needle up by counting cross threads. I can see the needle under the open fabric and just put it up through the right hole.
For some pieces, like the one I shared, all the fabric is covered. Other pieces use the open mesh and a colored backing as part of the pattern.
You are a rare one. Most folks who are self taught end up making mistakes they don’t know how to fix and get frustrated and quit. I have helped several young folks get started and I always tell them that the reason I know what they did to mess up was because I’ve already done it and probably more than once!
A trick Mom taught me last year…if you take a picture of your finished project with your phone and enlarge it, you can see if you have missed any stitches. This also works when you aren’t really clear about what the instructions mean. Take a pic of the kit pic, then enlarge the place you have questions about. Mom is SO smart!!!
Customers Suck is a wonderful site, I was much more active there before I retired. Removes mask to reveal Slave to the Phone!
Awwwww, thank you! You mentioned this board on that board, and knowing that you are a pretty nice and rational person, I thought I would check it out. I lurked here for a while, retired and lurked more until I finally signed up. Slave to the Phone was so not accurate anymore, hurray retirement! so I didn’t bring it here with me.
Now that I’ve come out, I guess I should ask the mods to bring my old name with me. Should make for interesting assumptions, LOL!
yeah if its anything like LA county rush hour traffic you leave at 3 am and hopefully your there by 6 am …it takes about 3 hours to get here to Anaheim (where Disneyland is) it goes like this about 30-45 in you hit the traffic for LAX which can take about about 90 minutes to get around its self … and then its about another 45-60 minutes after lax to get there
When the airports were basically closed last year that trip took 90 minutes or ess … I have a extensive network of relatives in orange county