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Sunday, May 27, 2012

An OOOOOPS (yes, it's big) and an OMG

     Okay, while working on Desert Landscapes, I realized I've made a couple of mistakes on the corner ornaments.  No, I'm not going to change it because I like mine better.  It will sort of match the center, and it also matches the inner leg of the border.  I think they're gorgeous, and so vibrant.  So, they're staying.  I made two mistakes, actually.  I was supposed to outline all the cacti in PTB (Petit Treasure Braid) in gold.  And the last band of color is supposed to be Milk Chocolate, a brown.  I don't like brown to start with.  And I love the purple color I've been using.  IDK what made me see it, but the colors are opposites of each other.  One symbol is a square with a horizontal line through it and the bottom right filled in.  The other is a square with a horizontal line (and you see it coming, right?  I know you do...) and the top left filled in.  They just flipped the symbol over, and I didn't even notice.  I love the way my corner ornaments look and I'm totally okay with being different!!!  They're awesome!
     And now for the OMG.  I had a visitor at David's house today.  I was in the laundry room petting the cat, and heard Vin go off barking.  He went tearing upstairs and barking his fool head off.  He's done this before to nothing, so I ignored him.  No one rang the bell or anything, so I assumed it was another false alarm.  Then I saw legs go past the basement window.  Oh, there IS someone out there.  So I opened up the garage door.  And there the young man stood.  Too young to be one of David's contemporaries.  And my heart jumped in my chest.  He said, "Oh, who are you?"  And I said, "I think I'm your mom.  Who are you?"  And he said, "I'm Patrick.  Hi Ma!"  And I felt like throwing my arms around him.  I restrained myself.  I took him in the basement and got him a pop.  He likes Cherry Coke like I do.  And we sat and talked for about an hour.  He has interests that coincide with mine, and not with my brother's.  He likes computer games, both computer and console.  So there was a conversation.  And then we talked about some of the things he did when he was little.  And what he's doing now.  He just graduated from high school, so I told him I was proud of him for that.  And he's bad at math, just like I am.  I struggled with it all through school except for my first quarter of college.  And I did great that quarter because I was hypomanic the whole time.  Then I sucked, lol.  It was nice to talk to him.  He calls Ruth and Joe (the people who adopted him) Mom and Dad.  And he called me Ma.  That just made me giggle.  It was sooooooo good to see him.  He's got super curly hair, and the curls are tiny.  Almost as curly as a black person's hair.  It makes me wonder if there may have been some black blood in my family (I'm supposedly a hundred percent Irish) or in his dad's family.  (His dad is a prejudiced jerkoff, so he would be really ticked to find out he had black blood in him.  I like that idea, lol.  Serves him right for being an idiot.)  It was amazing to talk to him though.  I gave him my phone number in case he needs me or just wants to talk.  It was really cool.
     If I'd only had my camera with me, I would have taken photos.  But I didn't.  I have to admit though, ever since he started coming around my brother's house to visit, I've been hoping he would come while I was there.  I was so excited afterwards, and I called everybody I had phone numbers for.  And no one was home.  Julie was at work, Rosa didn't answer her phone, and I don't know where my mom was cause she hasn't called me back yet.  So I was all geeked with no one to tell.  Julie did call me back though, a few minutes later.  And we talked for half an hour.  By the way, thanks for all the prayers for her.  She's done well this week, money wise.  So she's in good shape.  She even had a little extra to buy a ring pattern.  So it was all good.  Rosa I called back after I talked to Julie.  She had a big fight with her boyfriend and he started calling her names.  She was okay though, so my prayers for her to have strength have partly been answered.  She and I didn't talk too long, cause I crashed on the phone with her.  It was three o'clock in the afternoon, and I had been up since nine PM the night before.  So I let her go, and promised to call her back today.  Thanks for the prayers for her too, and keep them coming.  She's still not in a good place depression wise, and it's starting to show.  Here's hoping it will help her even more.  And while you're saying prayers, can I ask for one for my friend Mary.  She recently had surgery on her hand/wrist, and I'm hoping for a fast, mostly painless recovery for her.  TIA, y'all are the best!!  I'm all done with blogs and blogging now, so I think I'll do some emails before I head back over to David's house.  Thanks for reading, and for those of you who leave a comment for me.  I love them all!!!  (Especially the ones that make me giggle.)  Hope you all have a great day today!!  And happy Memorial Day weekend.  Don't forget what the holiday is for!
     Edit:  is anyone else having size problems with blogger?  I make my text medium size, and it publishes very small.  So I have to make it large to make it readable.  It's weird...

17 comments:

Margaret said...

I think it will be nice to have your Desert Landscapes be your own -- sounds like what you did mistake-wise will look great. How cool to meet your son! That must have been so thrilling for you!

dulcinella said...

I think it is your subconcious brain that knows purple is better for you than brown that makes accidental mistakes! So correcting them would be totally and very wrong:-) How nice you met your son. Was this the first time?how old is he? You mest have been so thrilled. I'll send a lot of good thoughts for you and especially for your friends who need them.

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Wow, talk about an awesome OMG! I bet that made your week! I like the idea of a design that is your own even if it is a mistake. I have little mistakes in a few of mine that most I cant remember where now. :) Have a great week!

Wolfie said...

All I can say is WOW!!! :)

And regarding the purple/brown swap, I always say that if it makes you happy, then do it:)

Topcho said...

Aww I loved reading your omg moment! It's so heart warming and awesome :DD

Your version of DL looks great, and what cooler way to leave your signature on the piece ;)

rosey175 said...

Oooh, what a spiffin OMG moment! Such things definitely require squealing like a little girl to everyone on the phone, haha.

And there are no mistakes. Just improvements. Purple >>>> Brown anyway. :D

I hope your friends have a speedy recovery and more cheerful times ahead!

DUSTY said...

Julie, sounds like you had an awesome day. I can just imagine the delight that you must have felt spending time with your son. Family time is always wonderful. As far as DL, there are no mistakes only creative lapses. I am sure it will be lovely, your stitching always looks great.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Julie that's quite the OMG! OMG! How awesome to see your son. It's great to read that you have so much in common. What a truly amazing gift that was in your day!

As for desert storm we've all been there, it's what makes our projects unique to us, and if you prefer it, then even better!

Awesome blog post - yay!

mdgtjulie said...

It was awesome Margaret. I love him, even though I don't know him. So it was nice to get to talk to him. And I love the way it looks. I think it's gorgeous. Her way has a more southwest flavor to it, but my way is prettier to me. Thanks Dulcinella. He's a gem. I haven't seen him since he was seven. And he's nineteen now. He just graduated high school, which makes me feel really old, lol. Before seven, I did all the caretaking. It looks like I may get the chance to do some caretaking now too. His adopted dad is sick, so he comes over to my brother's house a lot since the properties practically touch. This is the first time I've happened to be there, and I was thrilled. I've been hoping, lol. It WAS awesome, Sunny. I totally enjoyed it. I would have never changed the colors if I had noticed, so I guess it's good that I didn't, lol. I like my version better, lol. I know, Ylva, wow about sums it up. And I totally agree. Which is why I'm leaving it. Thanks Topcho. It was a little scary, cause I didn't want to say the wrong thing. But it ended up well, and that's all that matters. And thanks, I like it too. Pretty colors, the orange and purples. Thanks Rosey. It totally was a squee moment. I totally agree with you about purple and brown. And I hope so too. I'm crossing all my stitches since I can't cross my fingers. Thanks Dusty. I think it looks great, and that's all that matters, lol. And it WAS an awesome day, Dusty. It just made my month! Thanks Alicia. It was a totally cool OMG moment. And I like my uniqueness, so it's all good.

Carla said...

It's so nice that you got to see your son!!!! Seems like he's a nice young men :)

Val said...

There is no such thing as a mistake !! you made it your own so that is great ...
fantastic for you to meet up with your son ...

Valx

stitchstitchknit said...

I am so happy that you could enjoy such a wonderful time with your son and I hope you will meet again in the future and get to know each other better =)

I think the little changes (they are not mistakes, they are changes ;-) ) make the stitching personla. The most important thing is that you actually like what you do =)

mdgtjulie said...

He's a total sweetheart, Carla. He always has been. Thanks Val. It's been wonderful. I am too, Kat. It was a huge thrill for me to see him. And I'm hoping. I think so too. And I love what my corner ornaments look like, so I'm not gonna change it. Thanks for leaving so many comments, guys!!

milly said...

Hi

Purple is much nicer than brown! I think your corners will be lovely!
What a marvelous thing meeting your son like that!
It's a lovely story.

Your friends with troubles will be in my thoughts.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks, Milly. They can use all the good thoughts they can garner. And thanks, I like purple much better too. It was totally wonderful! I've been hoping for years that he would call me to say hello.

TammyK said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your son :-)

mdgtjulie said...

I really did, and I hope he had a good time too. He hasn't called me yet, but I'm hoping for that!!