I sewed up the Teddy Bear I'm making for my granddaughter Paige who lives in Ohio. I decided to embroider on the eyes, nose and mouth so it would be more home-made than sewing on fake eyes or buttons. I need to buy some new ribbon for his neck as this is just a scrap of brown. What color of ribbon do you think I should get? I almost bought some yellow grosgrain yesterday at Michaels but had forgotten my wallet! But I also considered a nice lime green for contrast. My next bear will be "purple" for her older sister, Jenna. The pattern can be found HERE.
Yesterday was a big bust. I drove into the gym to go swimming and noticed that the door to the utility area of the pool was open and there were two big hot water heaters sitting there with workmen and plumbing trucks. Uh oh. So, right there from the car I called the front desk and asked if the pool was open. Yes, the pool is open. Well, what are they working on? Oh.. all the showers are closed as they're installing new water heaters. So... I can swim, but not shower after? Yep! Right. Ummm.. no. So, I went to Michaels to get some black embroidery thread for my bear... and some purple yarn. After shopping around in there for quite some time I go up to pay.. and D'OH.. I'd gone to town without my wallet! ::sigh:: So, I drive ALLLLLLLLLL the way back home having accomplished NOTHING. After recovering from that wasted effort I finished off the bear. :-)
We had a very sunny day yesterday which was nice. Today it's a bit hazy but I think it's burning off and it's becoming sunny - but it's supposed to rain tomorrow. I wanted to show you my xmas cactus is in bloom again! I love those plants! I'm heading off soon to meet my friend Shirley from 7th grade AND my younger sister for lunch at Claim Jumper. Shirley lives in Seattle but has a lot of family and friends here in Portland so she comes down on a regular basis. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Tomorrow we're invited to our son's house and our other son and his family will be there. Busy, busy!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)