I'm determined to keep up with this Mystery Sampler thingy no matter what so I stitched like mad all week and got that finished up. Woooooooooo!!
I'm loving it so far, which isn't a surprise because I love fall and fall colors, etc. I did end up making a couple changes to the owl: I put a crooked top on his witch's hat (like that better than plain 'triangle' hats) and I gave him a beak in the same color as his feet (his face seemed a little blank without it?). So now I just wait until the next bit comes out. *tap*tap*tap*
Oh yeah! And I finished the extra little sampler that came with it as well. (Glass candy corns come courtesy of the epic amount of Halloween beads I've been doing lately. You'd swear it was October if you looked at my work desk right now!) I'm a little itchy to whip it into a pillow or something right now but I guess I should wait to see the other two first? See how they go together?
The weather has been alternating between Truly Terrible, with random flashes of Really Nice, but the Truly Terrible always seems to be on the days when I have the most amount of work to do, which is a bummer, as my work area isn't air-conditioned. Makes sitting in front of a 1,000 degree kiln and a 3,000 degree torch, uhhhhh, 'fun'. lol We jury-rigged the portable a/c down there one day last week when I couldn't take it anymore and that made a HUGE difference but, short of hiring an electrician (not going to happen) to rewire the downstairs, that isn't a permanent solution and we hauled it all back upstairs when I was done. (My late 70's house is not wired to run a kiln, an oxygen concentrator, an exhaust fan, various lights, *AND* an air conditioner on the same circuit.) Oh well. It's not called 'work' for no reason, right? Here's to hoping it gets a little cooler soon! :)