Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bizzy Bizzy

Friday night was the opening night of the Friend's Book Sale. It's the members-only preview. Since I do membership, I get to play bouncer! (Of course, if you grease my palm--with membership money--I'll let you in.)

Then Saturday, after I ran my errands in the morning, I stopped back from 1-5 to take money and arrange the books. Traffic has been super light*, so the books won't be too picked over for today's $6 per bag book sale--which people apparently think we do for the whole weekend. Jeez, people it's a fundraiser not a cheap books for you celebration. While I was working, I found a few books (and DVDs) that I needed.

So not much stitching.

But one of my morning errands was to pick up Charland's threads at the LNS. And I found a few other things that I needed. What? I had a 20% off coupon!

* I vote that the Friends write to the Vatican and demand they make up our losses!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Meet Sadie

Let me introduce you to Sadie. My productivity slowed a bit because I have had lots to do the past week--including the Library's chili cook off, cooking for and attending Cook Book Club (the best book club in the world!) and of course my stamping day! Work is also ratcheting up--working on three sets of reports at once, fun!--so I'm a little less inclined to stitch when I get home. Still, this is coming along.

I also received a call from my LNS and the threads I ordered to finish Charland's stocking came in. I'll see if I can sneak in a trip to pick them up--it's the Friends of the Library booksale this week. (Of course!)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Papadelphia Papalooza

So this guy from Argentina who lives in Italy now is coming to Philadelphia for a couple of days. We live about nine miles from where he will be speaking, but let me tell you the Papal Fever is widespread!

These shots are from a recent trip to the grocery store. Not even my local grocery store--this one is a few more miles west of where the Pope will be. If you only click on one picture, click on the black t-shirt. I don't know what they were thinking giving Papa Francisco red eyes, but he looks like the devil, which, you guys, this is like the best pope ever. How could they do that to him?

"Enjoying" a person is such a loaded phrase, you know? Why not, "He's the real thing?" If you're going to violate trademark...

The dude doesn't have to work on Friday since the entire city will be under seige closed. His transportation pass doesn't work until Monday morning...and even then the barricades in the city are scheduled to be taken down by 10 AM. I don't know about you, but not a lot of businesses start their workday at 10. Looks like the dude might! Blessedly, I live and work in an area that should be entirely unaffected. Fingers crossed. (If that man wants to eat at Applebee's, then I'll be in trouble.)

But he won't. There has been craziness in these weeks leading up to the pontiff's visit. Local news programs have been asking local chefs what they would prepare for him. (Seriously, check out Feeding Francis.)

The Franklin Institute has the fever.
The PMA can show you their Christian works.
The Free Library wants you to learn about world religions.
The Rosenbach will tell you about Catholics in the New World.
The Constitution Center wants to remind you what Religious Liberty means (and jeez, we could use a healthy dose of that in this country right now.)
Even my library doesn't want you to miss a Popin' thing! (They also have a larger display of books about Francis.)

This little shop is located in my town and they have got it all--bobble heads, umbrellas, Vatican flags, books, prayer cards, tasteful t-shirts. Granted the Pope will be staying a mere four miles away. He could practically walk to my house! Probably will.

If you don't hear from me for a while, I've been swallowed whole by the Papal visit.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday Night Card Making Session

My card making group got together last night. (We'd been off for the summer.) I have started making Christmas cards! Do you think this means I will have them all sent before Christmas? That I won't spend the first days of 2016 making New Year's cards? One can only hope! I made this one and stamped and embossed the parts for 19 more. Fingers crossed that I put them together before we meet again in October.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WIP: More Stockings

I had been in a MWF blogging groove and somehow I've fallen down. I am looking at my calendar but I don't see anything that is obviously eating up my time... I have been stitching, however. And enjoying it--thinking about the girls and the Chrsitmasses they will have with these stockings.

They are walking as a matter of course now. And eating food the rest of us are eating. And they love being read to; you could read to them for hours. They're getting more exciting, almost like real people. {wink}

I have finished all of Charland's Stocking that I can without the artichoke thread I am awaiting.

So I picked up Sadie's Stocking. And then took a really crappy photo!

Oh, and I decided Special K is getting Charland's Stocking. She didn't have any hair when she was born and that angel looks bald. And we all remember that Sugar Rea had tons of dark brown hair, just like Sadie's angel. (If you don't remember, click on the "babies" label.) So that all worked itself out as I knew it would.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I continue to work on Charland's stocking. While watching the US Open, I've been concentrating on the little village on the bottom of the stocking. I have completed what I can of this section--I am waiting for the thread I ordered to come in. In the meantime, I've been filling in the dress. Getting close! With luck, you won't have to suffer through this stocking much longer. (The bad news is it will just be replaced by another!)

Monday, September 07, 2015

Feed Me, Seymour

Today I was going through my feedly looking to see what was up with some of my closer bloggy friends*. I'm that person who thinks I haven't seen you in a week or two, and it's been more like a month or two...or a year or two. I'm the one who, when I read a post that starts "Remember me?" or "Sorry I've been away for so long," thinks "has it been a while since you posted?

As it turns out, there are people in my feed who haven't posted in 341 days, or 427, or 481, or 800, or 921. I should probably give up on them, right? But I can't. What if they come back and no one notices? There are a couple of women who stopped blogging probably three or so years into my blogging journey (twelve years now and counting) and I still want to know what's happened to them!

But then Teri of Chocolates for Breakfast posted after 500 days! She has taught me to hope! How am I supposed to turn my back on those others now?

So I was wondering when do you let people go?
*I'm an introvert. You probably don't even know I think of you as a bloggy friend.