Saturday, April 25, 2009

All Better, Etc.

Well, thanks so much for everyone's concern for the little pink-bottomed sheep. I fixed him up by unstitching and then restitching the offending area, and here he is ... all better.
The fabric underneath was also stained pink, but you can't see it now that it's covered up with new floss. Poor little sheep. Merlin and I have made a pact to conduct future medicinal wrestling out of range of any needlework and upholstery. I'm thinking a plastic, claw-proof, zip-up kitty suit would be a perfect idea, but I've never seen one of those. Oh, my first million-dollar idea? A prototype could be in the making. Maybe velcro instead of a zipper, though, since I hate to put in zippers.


Here's this month's Totally Useless SAL picture.


My ort and stitchy trash jar has seen some traffic this week. I trimmed some edges off of a piece or two of fabric. I love holding linen with straight-cut edges. I know what you're thinking, and yes, it's probably my old friend, OCD, rearing its ugly head again. As long as I'm not nagging anyone or forcing perfection on those around me, I suppose it's ok if I obsess about things like fabric edges. I also have quite a few orts from this week's project, the BBD contest sampler that everyone is stitching. I've neglected Eden horribly this week in favor of working on that little sampler, and it's finally finished. I'll wait until later to show it to you.

How about a Sisterhood of the Rose update? We've added two new sisters to the list: Kathleen from El Paso, Texas, and Wanda from Regina, Saskatchewan, both of whom are not bloggers. Jennifer in Canada will be keeping us updated on her progress.

Following what's become my usual Saturday pattern, I'm posting while looking an absolute wreck. I got out of bed and immediately went to work finishing this week's project, then took some pictures and read blogs and emails, so many things have been neglected. I'm off to rectify that situation and prepare for some fun later. The number this week is 4! There's so much to be done at school and only four weeks in which to get it all accomplished. Happy weekend ... make some fun.

15 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

I think you and my dude should go into business with your million dollar ideas. ;) (I guess I should tell you what they are, but trust me, they're up there with zip up plastic kitty suit.) (Okay, toilet seat that plays university fight songs.) (But otherwise, he's wicked smart.)

Jan said...

Glad the lil sheepie got his bottom un-pinked!I am sure the next time Merlin will be more careful and take his meds like a big boy!

Brigitte said...

4 weeks, doesn't it sound very promising? And although there's always so much crammed into the last weeks the thought of the first week after the four last weeks (does that make sense?) is quite simply delightful.

dianemi said...

Great save Doris. :) You would never know that there was ever anything 'pinkish' going on. It looks beautiful. Congrats on finishing the BBD sampler in time, too!!

Pam said...

I'm glad that you were able to fix your little sheep. He looks very nice now that he has been de-pinked!

Loraine said...

The little sheep looks just like new. (I sort of liked him pink, you know,) but I think you did the right thing fixing him.
I know what you mean about everything getting neglected. I'm feeling the same way!

Deb said...

Glad that you got the sheepie's bottom taken care of! And four weeks and counting. I'm sure that you are soooo ready for vacation! And your comment about looking a total wreck while posting, I do that so often I hate to admit it, but hey, no one can see you right?? Can't wait to see your BBD piece.

Patti said...

You did amazingly well to get the poor little pink bottomed sheep all sorted out - he is looking so spiffing (how's that for a good British word said in a Yankee accent). You aren't the only one who is anal about her fabric. I have been going ballistic because my serging machine wasn't working but it's all better now and I'm collecting it in two weeks time. Shoot I thought it was next Saturday! Oh yeah and I have to be the first to read a book or a newspaper so I never go to the library either - but I do not suffer from OCD just a little .... Lots of Love Patti xxx

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Had to laugh at your battle with your kitty 'Merlin'. Cats and meds do not mix. Glad to see that 'sheepie' doesn't have a pink bottom anymore.

Roberta

Ellen said...

Glad that you are able to fix the little sheep. Congrats on finishing BBD little sampler. I also finished mine but have yet to post on my blog.

Hugs

VALIE said...

Only baboons are supposed to have a red bottom - nice repair, and nobody would guess !
Not sure about your idea making you rich - I mean, rich !
And when the 4 weeks of school are over, how many weeks of non-school will there be ?

stitchinfiend said...

Your little sheep looks great. I too obsess with edges of linen

Siobhan said...

LOL at Valie's comment!! Yes, I suppose it's just baboons that should have pink tushes. ;) I'm glad your little ewe is fixed. I can't wait to see your BBD sampler!

tintocktap said...

Poor little sheepy - I'm glad he's feeling better! LOL

Yoyo said...

Great save on the little sheep, so glad you were able to fix him up. Girl you are going to need a larger jar -- soon. But good work so far. I didn't think I was anal because I like my fabric edges nice and even???? Is it???? I mean lord knows I'm not anal about anything else (LOL). This month my jar has a great wad of linen threads because I pulled until my edge was straight on a new fabric. I really think I thought everybody did that?