Normally I enjoy waking up early in the morning and stitching for an hour or two before Tom gets up and we start our day. Today was not the case!!
I was happily stitching for about an hour, and then decided to make a pot of coffee. I put the water and beans in the coffee maker, and turned it on to grind and brew. I then went back into the family room to stitch for a few minutes.
When I returned to the kitchen, I found coffee grounds and water all over the counter and floor! Egad!! What a way to start the day! After cleaning up the mess (and what a mess it was), I discovered I had forgotten to put the coffee basket in the brewer. I don't think I'll be making that mistake again any time soon!
This incident was almost as bad as last week when Tom had a box of grits "explode" (his words--actually the lid got caught on something in the cabinet and came off as the open container fell to the counter below). There were grits in the cabinet, on the counter, and on the floor. I'm still finding grits. At least the grits weren't hot or wet, and Tom cleaned up the mess.
Last night I went to the The Queen City Sampler Guild monthly nighttime stitch-in. Carol W., who is not only a good friend but also my framer, brought me my framed Dutch Beauty before the meeting. Wow--did it come out gorgeous!! Because of threatening storms, I decided not to take Dutch Beauty to our meeting, but I did take Mary Wigham.
Dutch Beauty looks much larger framed than unframed! (It measures 42 inches in the largest dimension!) Egad--I never thought I would say this, but I may be running out of wall space. Carol suggested that I put Dutch Beauty on the mantle in the family room. I put it there this morning, and now we'll live with it for a few days and see what we think.
(Click on the photo for a better view. Please excuse the flash glare.)