Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It's my party

and I'll cry if I want to. Packing a house is stressful and tiresome. It doesn't help that this butthead

has been eating tape and barfing all over the house. Guess I will be locking him in the laundry room at night. He seems to be handling the packing without freaking out. I still bought some drugs to take him in the car.
those eyes are pretty dilated!!
We did a test run - I should have taken him in the car that day but I didn't think of it - duh!!Oh well - it's not like I am leaving him if he doesn't tolerate the car and I just needed to know how he would react to the drugs.
A week ago Saturday I was helping Scott mow the lawn and I mowed over a ground dwelling yellow jacket nest. I got stung 4 times - 3 on my ankles and one...wait for it.... under my arm. I've never been stung by a yellow jacket before and hope to never have it happen again. It burned for about 24 hours. It is much more painful than expected. I iced, I used hydrocortisone nothing made it feel better. I tried a baking soda paste - nope. Online it said to try aluminum based deodorant - that seemed to work but maybe it had just run it course by then. Once the stinging stopped I was fine - no itching or swelling - nothing. 8 days later I started to feel like crap - Scott thinks it's allergies. I have been taking Claritin for months because I am allergic to Indiana but I have a sore throat and general malaise (making packing so much more fun). Suddenly all four stings swelled up, got hot and itchy,
I am miserable!!! I picked up some Benedryl cream and iced them again. That seems to be helping. This morning I am much less miserable. You know where I've never gotten stung before? My stitching chair!!  I think I will never go outside again. I have mowed my last lawn at any rate.  
I had a birthday. Just like Scott's birthday we didn't go out to eat or have cake (whole 30). Scott bought me some wonderful gifts!!
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 3 new patterns - Autumn at Hawk Run, Home for the Holidays and center point sampler A new Shagwear wallet - those are so cute!! That lovely bracelet from Lizzy James and the coolest needle minder from Stitching Kisses.
It is the Stark crest from Game of Thrones - love love love it!! She sells all the house crests. My husband is a wonderful guy!! Thank you Scott Burch - you are the best husband I have ever had!! My mom gave me money which I immediately spent on the once a year sale at Picture This Plus . I bought a piece of fabric for the Joyeaux Noel picture out of Home for the Holidays that Scott bought me!! Thanks mom!! (she doesn't read my blog but I will throw that out there anyway!!) Not for my birthday, just as a gift - because she is fabulous - my friend Sharon sent my two needle minders from Heaven and Earth Designs and a gorgeous piece of blue fabric.  I am a a hot mess - I took a picture of it and then deleted it when Scott put all my pictures from my phone to the computer. (plus this should have been on my last blog post but I am a jerk and forgot!!) Then I packed the stuff - so no picture. Thank you Sharon, you are awesome!!
I finished the cherry block on Teresa Wentzler's fruit bell pull - woo hoo - one block to go.

I mixed up the blocks because the original had two green blocks together - pears and apples -you can see on this picture I took off the internet,
Just Cross Stitch FRUIT BELLPULL Teresa Wentzler - Cross Stitch Stash
funny that my picture is plums and cherries too haha
On mine the pears will be last. That is the only stitching I have to show this time. 13 years ago I made a working copy of this pattern - I should have redone it when I pulled it back out. I could hardly see the backstitching and was frustrated. I pulled the original and wow - so much smaller but clearer. So I made a new working copy and threw away the old. With one square to go - duh!! At least that one will be easier to see. I will check the other two Teresa Wentzler WIPS I have before I start stitching them!
We stopped the whole 30 - too hard to cook with the kitchen packed. We will start up when we are settled. We will celebrate out birthdays and the sale of the house after we sign the house away - yay!! 
Ok kids - that kitchen isn't going to finish packing itself! Two days until we pick up the moving truck - and the moving guys come over to load it (best thing ever)!! This Friday we sign on the house!! Thanks for stopping by and I will see you when I see you Ü


  1. Glad you had a happy birthday, my love. And next time you mow the lawn, try not to anger the locals! Back to work....

  2. Good golly, that bite looks pretty bad! Hope you're feeling better. Ouch! Lucky woman, I think your hubby is a keeper. Happy Birthday! I have a cat who loves to eat paper products, especially napkins and paper towel so I'm constantly on the look out! Cats are just weird. We'll see you when things get settled.

  3. Happy Birthday--looks like you got some great stash :)

    The bite is very scary looking--hope it goes away very soon... Hang in there with the move. Just keep telling yourself how happy you'll be when it's all over :)

  4. Oh boy. I hope you don't ever get stung again. Husband ended up in the hospital from a delayed reaction so be careful! Have a safe trip, hope all goes well. Check in to let us know! Poor kitty.

  5. How terrible Jamie. My neighbor in KY was out weeding, pulled up a weed and a nest with it. She ended up in the ER taken by ambulance. Take care and go to the urgent care if they swell up again. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have a very safe trip and Butt Head does ok! So many great B-Day gifts. I hope you can have a super celebration when you get settled.

  6. Happy Birthday!!
    Great new stash too :)

  7. I can so relate to the bee stings! I stepped on a bee last week when I took the dog out (no shoes on). I hadn't gotten stung since I was a little girl. I didn't know what to do! I took 1/2 benedryl right away. Luckily, it didn't swell up much but boy did it burn and sting at first! Gave me goose bumps. Several days later, it got really itchy. Ugh. I read lavender essential oil helps with bee stings.

    Happy Belated Birthday! Very nice gifts you received.

    Good luck with moving.... oh what fun... not.

  8. OH NO!!! Go to the Doctor if they keep bothering you! Have a safe move my friend! xoxo Becky

  9. Happy belated birthday, my friend. Looks like a wonderful stash accumulation. Sorry to hear about your stings. Looks miserable.

  10. Ooooo, I do hope your stings get better.
    Happy belated B-Day, and that's some great stash you got form your hubby!
    The TW is coming along nicely.
    I hope your move goes and well and that you get settled quickly.

  11. That re-swelling would scare me! I hope it's better now... blessings, marlene

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