I used linen band - one of my favorite quick stitch choices - but I haven't attached it to the lid yet. I covered the box with fabric and tried aging it by sanding the fabric edges and corners and overdid it - not too happy with the result - so I may either do another box or ???? I made the closure button from knotted hemp. The more I look at it, the more I dislike it. In fact, I should be embarrassed to post this but one of the perks of getting older is being pardoned for your mistakes.
I received these 100% wool throws and wondered if I could throw them in a vat of dark dye to blend the bright colors into a darker plaid. I've never hooked but would like to try other projects with applique or penny rugs. They're pretty thick so I don't think felting would be a good idea.
But what do I know. I put my 10 bags of Dove chocolate pieces on the second floor because I checked online and found that 50 calories are burned going up and down stairs. One piece is around 40, so thinking I was outsmarting my hips, this was a great plan. The calories I consumed were burned to get one! Then why was I still gaining weight? Surely eating 10 pieces a day didn't matter since I made a separate trip upstairs for each one. Wrong. I checked again - the 50 calories was for 5 minutes of stair climbing, not one trip. Calories consumed are way ahead of calories burned.
I also have another new friend.
He is very large yet very thin and cries so loudly as he walks around the yard and the woods. It is so different and haunting. I don't know why, unless he is missing the idiots that disowned him? So along with his pregnant girlfriend (who he looks for and stays with as much as he can), I have an un-neutered male to be fixed. Black, white feet, neck and unusual solid white whiskers.
I'm very very upset that it's September since I am a summer child and I hate watching the leaves clutter the yards warning of the oncoming cold. Especially with my bigger than expected hips.
A project needs to be chosen tomorrow, even if it's small. I'm not feeling the love lately. I started a Halloween design but couldn't do it. Following a design without the letters and layout of a sampler was not enjoyable. What about my Santas? I need to try one of them and see if I have the same problem. Everyone has stitching slumps but I know myself well enough to know how easily I can lose interest. Maybe that's why I didn't really put an effort into the box. So is it a slump or a waning desire? The project I choose will tell the tale.
Talk to you soon...thanks for visiting!