Sunday, August 7, 2011

Too Hot to Swim so I stitched on Ballerina



It has been HOT HOT HOT here. Wednesday was a record breaking day at 110 degrees!!! One good thing is that Mark is not setting the house temperature at 72 degrees like he usually does...he bumped the thermostat to 77 degrees...which I LOVE!!!! Usually, I am in sweats and long sleeve shirts in the house because it is too cold for me....but at 77, I am able to wear shorts and tee shirts in the house!!! I went to my water aerobics class this week and the temperature of the water was a warm 86 degrees....they had to add cool water to the pool so we could have class.
Bert and Gibbs spent the hot weather napping together on the dogs bed. At least this time Bert was willing to share the bed with Gibbs...usually Bert is in the middle of the bed and Gibbs is laying on the carpet barking at him because he wants on his bed.
Since it was so hot, I stitched and stitched. I decided that since I have to report to work on the 8th and the kids come back on the 15th...I would start the ballerina's head and body. This portion is full X's instead of the border which is 1/2 stitches. It is looking so life like....



I was also was feeling a little smurfy with the new movie coming out so I am making a smurf rag quilt. No idea what I am going to do with it but isn't this smurf just the smurfiest??? I need to trim the extra threads....I was finally able to get into my class room on Tuesday and get some things organized. I refused to go in on Friday though...my last Friday of summer break so I relaxed. I did take myself to Sonic for a Happy Hour Cherry Dr. Pepper with extra ice!

I need HELP!!!!

I bought myself an external hard drive to store my pictures and my cross stitch charts on it. However, I cannot bring myself to delete my pictures from my computer even though I know they are stored on the external hard drive!!!!!! I need help!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

sharine said...

The smurf rag quilt is going to be very cute. Yesterday I brought the smurfs on dvd and my was informed by my 5 yo that it was for babies. lol at your cry for help i have my haed charts stored on a usb stick and still I can't delete them of my computer.

mdgtjulie said...

No one can help you with that, lol. You have to just take a deep breath and delete!!! The smurf quilt is really cute! I used to love that cartoon! Your ballerina is looking fabulous!!! I love the detail in her face! And Gibbs and Bert look so cozy together. Cute, cute, cute.

Tracy said...

Viki,

I have to say you are an amazing stitcher. I attempted the ballerina and you are doing such a better job than I ever could. You are my idol and I want to be just like you when I grow up. Seriously though, your stitching is amazing and I'm sure you will find a perfect use for the Smurf quilt.

Tracy Y.

Lisa Dunn said...

Isn't that just like a cat! Poor dog. My dogs have the same issue with my big old Evil Kitty Baby. He just takes over everything, and always in the middle. LOL

Your Ballerina is beautiful, and so is Yoga. I am in love with the Scarecrow. And he is 3 feet? Wow!

Berly said...

Ballerina is looking beautiful!! Stay cool!

Vicky L said...

Ballerina is looking fabulous! I love how it is coming out. Smurfs rag quilt looks so cute. You can send it to me, or put in your guest room.

Lana said...

Those are both looking great! Can't wait to see more of the Quilt! Smurfs! So cute! I totally understand the "fear" of deleting things off the computer, even though they are stored somewhere else! I do the same thing with my camera! My memory card gets FULL, but I have a hard time hitting that "delete" button, even after I'm put them on the computer...One wrong click and they all go byebye! That scares me!! =O

Debra said...

She's very life like and beautiful!

Meari said...

I've used an external HD for my photos for years. Burn them to CD as a backup. That way you don't have to worry about losing them.

The ballerina is beautiful!

Carol's Stitching said...

Your stitching is looking wonderful! You are right the ballerina is looking so realistic and will be stunning when finished!

Wanda said...

About your hard drive problem - been there done that. To make it worse, I also backup my laptop to the hard rive, so there ends up being two copies on the external hard drive. LOL Wanda in Edmonton