So I might have taken advantage of the 3-day weekend and done a lot of stitching, and not a whole lot of cleaning, but then it WAS a holiday weekend. 🙂 Since my 9-3 progress photo where I had the top third motifs done except for filling in the background of sky and grass, I have now made great progress on that big house. That house is a whole lot of stitching especially when you get the roof line wrong and have to rip half that out, and then later where you stitch one thread of the house fill-in area with the wrong color and don’t realize it until after the whole thread is stitched! I was stitching around windows so didn’t really have any of the house color up against it till I got to the top and noticed my craziness. So ripped that back and fixed it.
The house in the chart photo looked like a really dark red (and I had thought about changing it) but no – it’s several shades of brown. I did change the door tho to one of the blues in the called for colors that I really like rather than a black door. I’m hoping to get the rest of the brown filled in so I just have window panes to finish but that will depend on how much stitching time I may or may not get tonight.
It was a good thing it was a three-day weekend and that my office chair at home decided to break on Friday (and luckily that did not end up with me on the floor!) so I had time to order a new chair and get it delivered on a day I worked from home to make sure it wasn’t sitting out in the rain or anything. I was a bit dubious with the three -day weekend that Amazon would really truly deliver the chair today as they said they would today by 7PM and that they would actually deliver it to my door at the backside of the apartment building -going up and down six steps to get there and around a sidewalk to the back. (You know I have sometimes had to retrieve my packages from outside some neighbor’s door on the front side of the building). I really really didn’t want to try to get a 50 lb big box o’chair from the other side of the building to my door on my own if they did that again. And since I didn’t get a shipping notice until yesterday (having ordered it Friday) I was even more dubious. But Amazon came thru!
I ended up with one of my wrought iron patio chairs (made for tall people) to sit on today since it was a work from home day which was actually quite comfortable (except I prefer a chair without arms) and was very happy to hear (it was a nice day and I had the inside door propped open) a dolly cart going up and down stairs and two guys talking and a big box being delivered to my door. So it arrived at MY door many hours earlier that predicted, the delivery guy was walking away as I opened the door to drag it inside and even stopped to ask if I wanted help but I didn’t need it) so now I just have to put it together. I do hate putting things together but if I remember there was not a lot of assembly on this chair last time (I’m replacing the exact same chair I ordered 11 years ago so I think I got my money’s worth since it’s my office chair and had been my quilting chair so saw a lot of use in those 11 years). But since the patio chair was comfy for today, I may wait until the weekend to unpack that big box and all that packing material.
So all in all it was a very good day – new chair delivered as promised and my work day went well because I got to lots of projects I have been wanting to get to without a lot of interruptions. And tomorrow at the office they are serving us breakfast so it will be a good start to the day.