What I did on my summer vacation

I had planned on leaving tomorrow for 4 days in the woods in Canada with a bunch of strangers. After reading their email list archives and getting some odd emails from some participants, I decided that I didn’t really want to go.  I will miss the opportunity to hang out at a lake in the woods but the other, not so much.  *sigh*  Must get out of town at some point.

Last week was a bit odd for me.  As expected but odd to be in it.  Lots of down time, napping, not getting much done.  With the exception of the slight twitterpation of potential love interest, it was a bit off. 

This week has been better.  I’ve got the last plants in the ground, just in time for fall.  My rowan tree, albeit not a hardy specimen, has turned bright red.  It has been quite cool this past week and while we had some sprinkles, the soft patter of which sounded amazing as I lay in bed one night, it did nothing to quench the thirst of the gardens.  Supposedly next week we are going to get back to the regularly scheduled summer month of August. I hope so.  Some books from the library so reading continues.

Didn’t get a proposal, which was okay, they chose someone local to them in Houston.  I hadn’t realized that the job I had bid on was for a fella in Houston. An intermediary was taking care of this and he failed to mention that.  He also failed to tell me that they went with someone else. Until I asked the other day.  A little disappointed, this was supposed to be a very promising lead.  I’m trying not to worry.  A second proposal is in progress but I’m not counting on anything.  I’ve starting looking for that perfect part time job…  I’ve spent a bit of money in the last few days, all stuff I had planned on but it freaks me out a bit.

I have been working on a new embroidery project that I mentioned some time ago.  Four wool felt panels, one for each season.  They are done in a craftsy style and I am not going for total symmetry etc.  Which is good because the stitching on the left side is pulling that side up so that my lines are definitely no longer straight.  Some of this will be covered with 3-D leaves and produce and the like so it might not be so jarring as it is right now.  Each piece is the same tree with a full moon rising.  The difference is the colors used and eventually the beads and other appliqued items.

  • Spring – pale tan velvet tree with spring greens and pinks with spring green suede leaves and bright flowers
  • Summer – brown wool tree with blues, greens, and golds with dark green sude leaves and darker flowers
  • Autumn – black suede tree with rusts, golds, and greens with rust and gold leaves and autumn harvest
  • Winter – navy wool tree with blues and whites with snowflakes and lots of crystals and glass beads for ice

4 thoughts on “What I did on my summer vacation

  1. You’re very kind. I think I’m going through the stage I get to in every project where I wonder what the heck I was thinking! I’m currently not pleased but perhaps when I get further I will be happier.

  2. Ooohhh! I am LIKING these!! Very much. I adore that blue one on the bottom. I think you may have touched on what I want you to work on for me. The wheels are turning now. 😀

  3. Girl, I have rearely seen work that I like as much as yours and these trees are really attracting me!

    They’re beautifully fluid and fluent – and they already breathe the seasons. You’ve succeeded.

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