Monday, October 3, 2011

Busy Bee

This weekend was a busyness of epic proportions.

Friday since BF was at a race in Maple Grove, PA with a friend of his I went to bingo with my mother, grandmother, and my mother's friend.  I did not win (boo!) but had a lot of fun talking and laughing.  When I got home at 10:30 p.m. I had to finish work that I could not get done before I left and then I had to take apart my old desk and move it out of my office in anticipation of my new desk on Saturday.  Up since 5:00 a.m. and not getting to bed until 12:30 a.m.  Long day.

Those of you who saw my post on Saturday knew I was waiting for BF to get up so we could get my desk put together.  It took us FOUR HOURS!!!!!  I was so thankful for BF.  He was very patient.  He put it together while I read the 28-step directions and pulled the appropriate pieces and hardware.  The desk is great.

Unfortunately, once we got the desk together we realized the recliner I wanted would be entirely too big.  I was very disappointed.  BF suggested we look for a glider rocker for me.  We went to Babies R Us that evening and it was like I was Goldilocks sitting in this big circle of chairs, trying to find the right one.  I did not find one I liked.  But we were next making our way to Value City Furniture to order our new den furniture, so BF said just look there and see if you can find a chair, and I did!!!!  I found a recliner that is 4 inches shorter in length and width than the other recliner AND $300 cheaper!!!!

Sunday turned into discussing and organizing times with our neighbor across the street to purchase my old desk and our old den furniture.  It's great because it saves us listing the furniture on Craigslist and/or donating it, but we are going to be over our neighbor's house two nights this week to help her get everything settled.  And our new furniture arrives on Thursday.  And we leave for camping on Friday.  And this week for work my co-worker is off the entire week, so it's just me.  Lots happening. 

Sunday was also a family dinner at my grandparents' house and then I was heading over my father's to help him fix his computer, which turned into a three-hour ordeal.  And after I had just done a system restore on BF's laptop that past Thursday evening, which turned into a two-hour ordeal.  I am thinking of leaving the legal transcription field and going into computer repair!!!  LOL.

One of the highlights of the week was getting more stitching stash, although I have yet to put a stitch in anything since early last week.  In the mail I received Plum Street Samplers' Beans, Beans and Hodgepodge Cottage's Morning Brew.  I also went to The Stitching Post Sunday (they are open every first Sunday of each month from 1pm to 4pm) to pick up some fabric and the flosses for Morning Brew.   And I discovered a Blackbird Designs pattern that I had never heard of/seen before, Halloween Eve.  I LOVE this one!!! 

Well, when I looked at the color key for Morning Brew I noticed two colors were repeated.  Well, that didn't seem right.  So, when I got home I looked up the chart on ABC Stitch since that site usually has the supply list underneath that you can purchase along with the pattern.  I noticed four different floss colors listed and four floss colors not listed.  OK.  This was getting interesting now. 

So, I pulled out the color picture and compared the floss colors listed on ABC Stitch's website and the key in the pattern pack.  ABC Stitch seemed to have it listed correctly.  I am not sure what happened with the printing of the key included in the pattern.  But for those who want to stitch this one, here is a pic of the key and a list of what should be changed:

1. Queen Bee should be Sunflower
2. Grasshopper should be Avocado
3. Wild Oats should be Wavy Navy
4. The Cobbled Peach listed next to the parentheses symbol should be Cherry Tomato

I just found out my job cancelled for today, so after hitting the grocery store and finishing a load of laundry I am hoping to put a few stitches in SB's The Journey.

Happy Monday, everyone!


CalamityJr said...

Your job cancellation day couldn't have come at a better time; now take a deep breath and relax a few minutes! Love your new stash. Enjoy your stitching, whenever it happens!

Denise said...

I need a nap! How in the world you got that all done - it's amazing. Can't wait to see your office when it's all set up again!

Deborah said...

Love the new chair and glad that it will fit better in your room. Wonderful new stash. Gosh, I love stash!

Denise said...

I think I may have been in Stitching Post the same time you were! I was picking out some threads and fabric for the Plum Street Gobble and think I remember someone talking about the pattern Morning Brew by the fabric counter.