May 25, 2009

Providence and a finish

I am not a typical woman; never have been and never will be. For example, I can't stand diamonds. I think they're the ugliest rocks on the planet. They should stay buried. No, I don't have a wedding ring with diamonds. I have a plain gold band that I'm very happy with.
My preferred gemstones are blue in color. My favorite is the sapphire, followed by lapis lazuli and turquoise. I pretty much like any blue-colored stone.
I also rarely change the jewelry I wear. I have a pair of sapphire stud earrings that DH gave me for Christmas long ago. I have a necklace with a gold heart with a sapphire that DH gave me at another Christmas long ago. They are my favorites; I wear them all the time and rarely take them off.
Last week, I was particularly vexed when I thought I had lost one of my earrings. I've lost one three different times in the past, and DH has replaced it.
I was getting something off a shelf in Wal-Mart when it slipped and whacked me on the side of the head. On the way home, I realized an earring was missing. I put two and two together and figured I'd lost it during the head whacking maneuver. DH went by the store on his way home to look for it and ask in lost and found, but no luck.
I was really ticked off. I didn't want to spend money replacing my earring, but I really like to wear them. DH insisted. He figures my track record of three lost over a period of nearly 20 years isn't so bad seeing as I wear them all the time. Most women don't wear their jewelry all the time. He planned to go by a jeweler on Tuesday to see about getting a new earring for me.
This morning, as I was tossing a load of laundry in the dryer, I noticed something odd in the dryer lint filter. Yep. It was the missing earring! It must have fallen in my clothes and survived the trip from the laundry through the washer and then through the dryer! I was a very happy camper!
And...I stitched yesterday and finished "Boo Y'all." I'm still not in the mood to stitch my MIL's HBP, so I've decided to stitch "The Alamo" by Art Ventures next. I've had it in my stash forever and it's calling me.


Daffycat said...

Ha! What a hoot! The fabric is gorgeous and simply perfect for this ghostie!

LoriRay said...

What a good deal about finding that earring! I never get lucky like that! Good for you. :)

Your little ghost is adorable! I love him!

Oooooooh, got any Alamo pics yet? I can't wait to see your stitching progress once you get started!

Rachel S said...

That is so cute.

I am glad you found your earring. I get heartsick when I can't find one of mine.

mark said...

So glad you found the earring! The ghostie is cute. I was looking for a looksee at the any pics yet?

I'm not a diamond girl either. I like colored stones...regardless of what they are. Diamonds, to me, seem so colorless and I love color. I favor rubies and sapphires.


kimstitch3 said...

I too have a favorite ring and earring,necklace set, all blue sapphires as well. I have had my necklace almost 19 yrs now. I wear it all the time and never take it off either.Take care,Kimberly

Cindy F. said...

Girl, you are so funny!! My favorite stone is the blue sapphire, but it's my birthstone too:)
Hope your head is ok and very happy to hear you found your earring! I wear the same pair all the time too.
Congrats on "Boo"! He is too cute!!