March 18, 2010

It all started on Monday.....

It was late in the evening after the children had been tucked into bed. There I stood, in the glorious mess that was my kitchen. The greater part of me wanted to say "heck with it" and go to bed, until I heard a voice say-But wouldn't you feel so much better if your kitchen were all nice and clean in the morning????--- It was good old Dr. Von Threadmore. I gave it some thought as she continued. ---you know how it is, you start your day by digging yourself out of the culinary mess that is this portion of the house....and you don't get done until bedtime AGAIN. It's a vicious cycle, and I just hate to see you feel so down. You can do it. You can get this done and have a wonderful day tomorrow being all caught up and having that great sense of accomplishment that you long for......go on,----- She was right and I knew it. I wondered where this burst of encouragement and wisdom had come from though. After all, she hasn't said much to me lately. I think she was feeling neglected or something... I haven't let her out to work since before the move, ..and she's not usually the chummy type anyway. But alas, I finally agreed. So off I went. I scrubbed and cleaned and mopped and then finally flopped in my tatting corner chair. Dr. V sat down on the sofa across from me and gave me a bravo for my hard work and dedication. --- It's all done now she said. Now you're all ready for a brand new day tomorrow.--- Quite pleased with my housework and with our new found camaraderie, we both headed off to bed without another thought.

The next day went off without a hitch. I was able to keep the kitchen looking spiffy all day and I even got the laundry done that morning before lunch. Dr. V wandered through the house off and on all day to say hello and show her approval of my housewifery. And at the end of the evening after the little ones bedtime routine, I sat down with great pleasure in my lovely tatting corner with the satisfaction of the days accomplishment behind me, and a couple hours of uninterrupted time ahead of me to tat. But as soon as I picked up my shuttles, I heard the strangest sound! It was a kind of whoosh....... and then all went dark.

The next morning I awoke from my bed, slightly confused as I didn't remember the events that got me there. Scratching my head I figured that hubby must have taken me to bed when he got home from his shift. Once I entered the kitchen however, it became all too clear.

Chemicals were everywhere. Dye pots had yet to be rinsed, and there were tools and measuring spoons strewn about. I couldn't believe it. I looked around a little more until I checked the laundry room. A wall of warm air hit me as I opened the door..... the temperature was set to precisely 70 degrees.... the optimum temp for curing dyed thread! AHA! There it was...wrapped in plastic and perched atop my laundry machines. Dr. Von Threadmore must have knocked me out. In fact, it must have been her plan all along...... motivating me toward keeping the house clean all day so she could take over as soon as the kid's were asleep.

The Nerve!

And, to top it off, I had to rinse the thread for her and clean up her mess!!!!

Needless to say, I haven't seen her since. She knows to stay out of my way for awhile after she has been sneaky like that. Although she might be in more trouble if she didn't come up with such lovely creations.
I'm calling this batch Earthy Rainbow. I figure if Dr. V isn't going to hang around afterward for the cleanup, then she doesn't get to name the thread either! Hmph!
Anyway,

I give away some thread each time a new batch is procuced, and your dedication has been shown by reading all the way down to the bottom of this post. So I'll reward one lucky reader with a skein of Earthy Rainbow thread, 50 yards of a fine perle cotton that came to me from a far away land......more about that in coming posts. Please leave a comment on this post, make sure I have a way to contact you, and check back on Sunday when I announce the winner. I hope to have some thread live in the shop at that point as well.

27 comments:

red said...

This is a very pretty color combo!

Fox said...

YESSSSSSS!!!!!

♥♥ Fox ; )

tatting-marie said...

Dr. V really was sneaky! Making all that mess for you to clean up and then vanishing. I certinly would give her a good scolding when she does appear. Colors are just beautiful. Good for you to name it yourself, she certainly doesn't deserve to do that either.

*♥* Heather *♥* said...

ohhh the nerve of Dr V. But hey atleast you get to profit from her madness ;)

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

I'm stretching out my greedy little paws for that thread. You know it needs to be here in GA with your mama....

Beelizabeth said...

OOOOH-- a new colorway. Gotta try it!

Jane S. said...

So nice to see the good Doctor back at work...even though she was a tad sneaky as to how she went about it! You had to clean up after her I still think it was a pretty good deal for you, what with all that lovely thread.

And, of course, I'd love to have a go at that thread too. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

janers41 at yahoo dot com

Elizabeth said...

You are hysterical! Very nice colorway, as usual. :-)

Anonymous said...

Would love to have your give away - always interesting reading your comments. Happy tatting - Robert Kent, in northern Iowa. (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

wickedtats said...

it looks awesome

Ridgetatter said...

If I didn't know better, I'd be terribly worried about you! LOL

I wouldn't complain if some of that thread sneaked up on me!

xx bj

Katherinne McKay said...

Those are some very interesting colors!

Please count me in for the drawing! ^^

Suz said...

I am concerned about your alter ego....however she did a beautiful job on your thread! I would love to try it out! Does the Dr. only make messes? She does thread maybe she will make a meal!

Jeff Hamilton said...

I agree, the nerve of Dr. V! But you must have suspected that something was up. Anyway, I'd love to be entered in your draw.

Jeff (jwh4000 at gmail dot com)

Deb said...

Very pretty thread. I like this colorway a lot.

Deb

DebinWV at yahoo dot com

tattips said...

very interesting combination!

Bonnie said...

Sorry you had to clean up Dr. V's mess, but she sure did make a great colorway.

Tatfully Yours said...

We work so hard and someone always has the nerve to take our tat time. But Dr.V does a good job but does need to learn to clean out after herself! lol

Cindy (Happy Bluebird) said...

What a talented sneak! I would love some Earthy Rainbow :)

God's Kid said...

Hi Krystle,
I love your story it's very creative and awesome.
That color is so beautiful, and you chose a really good name for it.
Have a great day and the next time you have everything cleaned up, may it stay that way so you can just enjoy the next day. :)
Have a great day! Sue

Carol Lawecki said...

I think Dr. V is having way to much fun!! Lovely color that was created by Dr. V.

Isdihara said...

So glad to read that your tatting corner is set up and already offering you welcome respite. That sneaky Dr. V really knows how to push your button, eh? But what lovely HDT at the end of it all!

Good for you, naming the new colorway yourself!

Yes, please, may I be entered for a chance to win? isdihara@verizon.net

Marty said...

Thread! Thread! HDT...drool. Please enter my name!

Dawn Marie said...

Glad Dr.V is back! She is a sneaky one. Look at all that great work she did but she could have at least cleaned up her mess instead of leaving it for you to do. lol Very nice colors. : )
Dawn Marie
dmlva at yahoo dot com

Sally Kerson said...

HDT is such hard work so I admire all who do it especially Dr V!
Lovely colourway, well done

Karrieann said...

Crazy Mom Tats... you might want to be very careful of saying that the thread needs to be in GA and in Momma's hand! It may very well end up here in my home... I'm in GA and is Krystle's Momma! LOL!

Krystle said...

I think she knows you are in GA too mom :-)