less blah

Posted by on March 29, 2009 in stitch | 11 comments

Thanks for commiserating with my blahs, I’m feeling a little better. It helps that it was sunny this weekend, although not very warm. I did go swimming a couple times this week, and walked on my lunch hour a couple times too. I’m sure that helped. I snapped out of my funk enough to sew my skirt this weekend, although I think I look decidedly fluffy in it, which is fine, it’s that much more motivation to keep up with the swimming this week.

I also framed some art, as you can see, and picked still more daffodils. I think we have a week or two left. One of my favorites is blooming right now, a small cream one with an apricot center. You might be sick of seeing daffodils, but I may have to get some close-up pictures of those anyway.

Lest you think it’s all as peaceful and pretty as the photo above around here, I though I’d share a behind-the-scenes reality shot as well:

Half the pictures I took look like this one. There’s no such thing as personal space around here. As I type there is a cat licking my arm. I do not know why.

Sally didn’t visit me in the studio this weekend, but I have to share a story, which is just about the saddest ever. When I painted my studio I removed a big, cheap, ugly mirror, and just had it leaning against the wall outside while I decided what to do with it. I tried putting it in my car to take to Goodwill, but it didn’t fit, so I thought I’d just take it out and leave it on the curb. Meanwhile, I moved it to the front of the yard, by the trash cans, next to the gate. When I went outside later that day, there was Sally, sitting down next to the mirror, talking to her reflection. Poor, lonely Sally! She had to find herself a buddy in a mirror! I don’t know quite what to do for her. Shortly after all this, the wind picked up and blew the mirror over and broke it, so now she really doesn’t have a friend. Luckily, the glass was glued to a backing, so it held together, but it was still badly cracked, and I put it out with the trash the next day. Mr. HeyLucy said he saw a big grey goose hanging around early one morning this week, so maybe she has a suitor. I think I will look for a plastic mirror for her, in case things don’t work out with the grey gentleman.


  1. I know the feeling of no private space – but, would not trade it away for all the gold in the world. The skirt is adorable and I never tire of daffy-dils. Hey look! Your toes are painting for spring! Good for you. We had snow yesterday and the sandals are still packed away deep in the closet. Sigh. ~Kelly
    unDeniably Domestic

  2. Fingers crossed that this budding romance takes off! I LOVE your shoes! You look so light and springy! Can never have enough daffodils… so please post away, it’s very dreary looking here in the Northeast. I think a few weeks we will be popping with spring colors and I cannot wait!

  3. How did you get so gosh darn tan? Your skirt is too cute but I ain’t stepping out with these white legs. LOL!! ps love those shoes too. pss love your doggies too!

  4. Pretty skirt! That picture looks so springy and light!
    Hope the goose gets some action. πŸ™‚

  5. I think this photo makes me look tanner than I am, but there is a little
    color there from a combination of Vaseline Healthy Glow lotion and swimming
    a couple times a week this past month [?]

  6. The skirt is lovely as well as your decorated furniture!

  7. everything in those pictures are perfect. dogs, daffodils, skirts, and shoes, all go together so well.
    Would it be rude to ask who makes those shoes? something inside me tells me i need to have them.

  8. Not rude at all! I’m only afraid that you might have a tough time finding them. They are Coach sandals I bought last Summer, at a drastically reduced clearance price. I had a quick look around the internets, but I can’t find the exact same pair. Here is a similar pair, if you don’t mind a heel. Mine are flat.

  9. I love the skirt!! So pretty. And your legs look great in it!

  10. You look wonderfully ready for spring with your lovely skirt (which looks great the way it is) and pretty daffodils. 99% of my pictures have a dog’s nose, tail, or blurry body in it too πŸ™‚

  11. The skirt is great. I love your shoes as well!! (Over here we would call them thongs!)

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