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WOW!!!  Can I just tell you that I am still reeling from my crazy weekend?  It was a roller coaster.  It all started when I found pinterest as I mentioned in a previous post, then I decided I wanted my bedroom painted for my birthday that is coming up.  So hubby and I spent the whole day working on the bedroom and I spent the night cleaning the house, this whole process went from 8:30 A.M. to 1:30 A.M., and I had to be up early Saturday for Sampler Club.



Maple painting the floor
Footprints

When we got up Sat. morning we realized we had no water, apparently there had been several main breaks and a leaking valve.  Some parts of our area were under boil water advisories but we were the lucky ones with no water to boil. We have these problems quite frequently in our area, our water works need a serious overhaul.  I was not going to miss Sampler Club because I had no water, lets just say rain barrels come in real handy when you need to clean up and go somewhere. 



What a difference, from taupe to blue in a day!

At sampler club we worked on a stitch that is very difficult with 4 hours of sleep and a rain bath.  We learned three different variations of the Hungarian stitch.  It really is gorgeous!!  But I wanted to know what drunk Hungarian came up with this confusing stitch.  But as it turns out it’s not so hard when you have had a full night of sleep.

Three variations of Hungarian Stitch.

When sampler club was over there was still no water and no answer as to when it would come back, so like the troopers we are my daughter and I checked into the Embassy Suites, hubby stayed with Daphne and Maple.  I have never been so thankful for a real shower in my life!!  We had a nice mother daughter night of rest and relaxation and plenty of water.  After two tiring dramatic days I needed a break.  And there is nothing better than waking up to a breakfast buffet waiting for you, I could get used to that.

The other half of my closet and my grandmothers sampler.

So needless to say I missed the IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) , so because I am the birthday girl this coming weekend, and I can do whatever I want on my birthday weekend, I am just going to make my own IHSW weekend and plan to sit on my bum with my favorite movies and stitch away while I eat sinful amounts of birthday cake and Dr.Pepper.  So if any of you would like to join me on my special birthday IHSW weekend get yourself a cupcake or 12 and join me!

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I have been such a stitcher slacker this past week, I have been distracted.  I love those books for kids, If you give a pig a pancake, If you give a mouse a cookie and so on by Laura Numeroff.  I am learning that the reason I like those books so well is that I can totally relate.  If you give Dana a pinterest board then she will look for things to pin, then she will find new ways to be organized and will have to try them at 1:00 in the morning and on and on.

 So I am new to this Pinterest thing and I have a love hate relationship with it, I love all the ideas I am finding, I hate the time I want to spend looking at all the pins.  And most of all I hate that it has given me clean out and re-organize fever which has taken over my stitching time.  It is nice however to have things organized and freshly cleaned.  I found things I forgot I owned, and lots of things I don’t need anymore which makes extra space in a house where every square inch is valuable. Living in a small cottage size house does not allow for keeping things that one doesn’t absolutely love or need.
Hopefully today I will be able to get some stitching done, it’s chilly and rainy here in my neck of the woods so I can’t think of anything better to do than to stitch and drink coffee.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and everyone is adjusting to the springing forward, hopefully you are adjusting to it better than I am!  Have a great week!  

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