I also like things completed, although from the pile of unfinished WIPs you wouldn't know that. Maybe not complete in reality, but the potential to be complete. That's why something was bothering me about Miss Jenny's Spring Sampler. OMG, the alphabet only goes to S!!!! I can handle historic alphabets missing letters, that's supposed to be like that. But only going to S bugged me. So I fixed it. We now have T through Z going down the right side. I won't need to be sent to the loony bin with an OCD breakdown.
Edit: I received permission from Theresa to provide my charted changes to anyone that wants them. Why would I need to get permission from you you ask? Because I was polite, and I had reproduced a portion of her chart to provide frame of reference.
Or at least there will be T through Z when I get done. Oops, the ironing board cover is showing through on the picture below. I was so proud of myself for actually ironing this before taking the picture, then realized the light was getting bad. Bad lighting would also be the reason why I had to do the auto-fix thingy and the red chimney is looking brighter than what it really is.
At least I admit I suffer from OCD, unlike my ex-husband, but that's a totally different story! Come on, if your tooth brushing routine takes 10 minutes, and you get interrupted, then insist on starting from the beginning, then you have a huge case of OCD (and no, this wasn't a one-time thing).
There hasn't been any stitching other than Miss Jenny going on, and that's been limited to an hour or 2 most evenings. Am I actually turning into a 1 at a time gal? I doubt it, I just want to get Jenny finished since she means so much to me, and I've promised the chart to a special person.
Mom and Dad got back from their cruise (which they loved) and Dad promptly went into the hospital for surgery, which was scheduled before they left. What wasn't planned was the second surgery over the weekend to clear up some complications from the first. He's a horrible patient and invalid. At least after surgery #2 he seems to using a tiny amount of common sense and hopefully will have a prompt recovery.
I'll leave you with a few photos from the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park. We went there for Mother's Day and only saw a fraction of the park. Its really expanded from the last time I was there, over 10 years ago. If you want to see the full 150 photos I took, they're in my Picasa Zoo album.
|Lazy male lion|
|White rhino ambling down a road|
|Cheetah decided to get up and stretch at just the right moment|
|Not really a zoo bird, but he made the funniest sound|
when he puffed up.
|Smart guy to get his head and huge beak through the fence|
|This is one time I wish I had a video recorder, it was amazing|
watching him stand on his hind legs to get at