Saturday, July 21, 2007

Naked Ladies

Got your attention? They're in my front yard..and no they aren't human. I'm always surprised when they bloom because I can never remember where they are. There are a couple coming up right in the middle of some shrubs too.

And yes, the grass needs mowing. The whole yard needs probably about 2 weeks of attention, at least 8 hours a day. I get really enthused about working out there when I'm at work. But somehow, when I get home and it's hot and muggy and the skeeters are dive bombing me, I lose that enthusiasm and hope for an early freeze.

It's been a good week here. My friend and coworker Jackie gave me a really good excuse for going to Hobby Lobby. Also visited was Petsmart and a huge Walmart where we acted like real yokels as we gazed in astonishment at all the stuff we don't have in our store :-). An evening of shopping (needle felting needles,cat food and a yummy salad kit for me)was topped off with ice cream and sprinkled with tons of laughter and good conversation. I was delighted to realize we never talked about work. Although she's not a knitter and has no desire to be one, she is a crafter and delights in making her home a wondrous place.

Today all of the usual Saturday morning things were done early and then I changed out a wall plug. Somehow part of the plastic just broke off and it looked most pitiful. Probably old age hit it. The new plug went in easily and I'm always so pleased when everything is back in the wall, lights are working and I'm still alive!

I just took a break and spent it staring at a chair. I have this channel back chair that's seen much better days. There's a broken spring that extends below the seat. And well, the fabric's old and worn and just icky. I can't get a slipcover that will fit it, and yesterday my friend Jackie just about convinced me that we can re-upholster it. Despite it's rather severe looking shape, it's extremely comfortable if you want to actually sit UP as opposed to slumping down on the love seat. Now I have to get up courage and try to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. And what a lovely (?) way to spend a day...kicked back and staring at a chair.

And the beaded part of my little bag is done and the decreases for the bottom are started. It's been fun to do although I think if I make another one, I'll try to convert it to knitting in the round instead of a flat piece that must be joined. I did need purling practice though. It's been a long time since I've done rows of it. Now if I could just figure out why I need a little knitted bag with beads on it.

What plans do you have for the weekend??


Cookie said...

I love your nekkid ladies! I'm always so surprised when mine return.

Good luck pondering the chair!

Devorah said...

Lovely flowers! Sounds like a good time with Jackie. As for staring at a chair -- totally understand it. Good luck with the chair recovering.

Susan said...

Cookie, I pondered so hard I went to sleep for a very long hard nap. The kind that makes you wake up feeling all confused and foggy. I think I'll postpone more pondering :-)

Thanks Devorah. It's been a good week. I'll stare at the chair while you think about a rug!

Sara said...

Plans for the week-end...would it surprise you if i said unpacking?? I do want to make a pudding...and just hang out.

Maybe you just wanted to practice knitting with was that anyway???