It took me longer than I had thought it would but finally I have finished the border for Blest Art. Forgive my hasty ironing. I had only twenty minutes to snap these photos before my husband left for the day. I'm still on the fence regarding the white thread but I thought I would stitch a little more of the sampler and then decide. I can always frog those few stitches if I need to.
We've had a minor crisis in the house. Remember I said our air conditioner leaked back during the heat wave? Well it's still leaking. The unit is older than I am and was bound to go at some point. Fingers crossed it's nothing that severe but I'm preparing for the worst. We had to shut it off last night and it was a bit of a shock to my system but the temperature isn't supposed to go above 85 degrees today so it shouldn't be too bad. The worst of it is the wall in our son's room directly below the air conditioner has significant water damage. All of the paint peeled off and most of the plaster is going to have to be replaced. All of the walls in the original part of the house are plaster, which I think is much easier to fix than drywall. My husband and I think we can fix it on our own. Of course thinking and doing are two different things so we'll see how successful we actually are. Is it bad I'm actually looking forward to getting to repaint the boys' room? I've been wanting to for awhile now and this is the perfect excuse. Of course, first we have to fix the actual air conditioner and stop the leak. Thankfully, we have someone coming out later this morning.
Last night, when we realized the full extent of the damage, my husband was beside himself. After we cleaned up the mess and showered I simply sat on the sofa to finish the border for Blest Art. I felt a little like Nero, fiddling while Rome was burning. My husband just couldn't understand that once I got focused on my stitching I didn't care that the house was falling apart around me. Unfortunately, no stitching today. It's time to emerge from my little cocoon of needle and thread and focus on cleaning, cooking, laundry and a leaky air conditioner.