May 18, 2012

Thank You!!

Hi everyone.  A heartfelt thank you for all the comments.  Although my husband still denies it, I am normal.  Just like you.  Is it menopause related?  Age?  Or just human nature because so many other things are occupying our minds.  In my young days, I could look at a group of numbers and tell you that the total is not correct.  Such a shock to be absent minded, procrastinating, slow, and unfocused now.  I often thought that the years of stress from caregiving are what changed it all, but with all of you telling me your days are similar to mine, well hell!!  It's just us being us at a different stage in life!  So I think I may have an offer for you soon as a thank you. 

I was playing a little more and decided on a final place for Virginie Cochepin.  I think she is set off nicely with the darkness of this hutch, just hanging from the front of the basket on top.
 





And Lydia's friend, Frances Bliss, is tied to a basket with hemp cord found in the jewelry making sections of craft stores.  I decided against a sewn finish or frame, but folded the excess linen to the back just in case I change my mind.  WHAT??  
I also want to mention that I saw Examplar Dame's True Wisdom stitched on Barb's blog here.  What a gorgeous piece!  And if you haven't checked out Attic's newsletters for May, do so!!  I think this month's three are the best and you can go to their site here and click on each one for viewing.  Way too much good stuff!!
Now for all of you wondering where the dust cloth was.....
I have a lightweight fleece jacket that I throw on during the day, after having a severe hot flash that drenches me in sweat, making me chilled when it's over because I'm soaked, only keeping it on for a short period until my body temp evens out, or another flash starts the cycle all over.  Well it did.  I started having a flash and was ripping the jacket off as I was setting down the cloth and it got trapped in the sleeve.   I keep several of these cloths around and should have just looked for another, but it's doubtful that I would have found it.  They are really the best for dusting and I also have a glass cleaning two sided microfiber cloth that is amazing.   No chemicals at all, just a light spray of water and the glass sparkles.
I'm done.  Just wanted to let you all know that I appreciate your comments and don't feel as bad as I did before!  I'll be back in a few days ~ until then I wish you all a fabulous and safe weekend!

Thank you for visiting!

15 comments:

Margaret said...

Love where your stitching has found a home. Looks great! lol about the dust cloth! Definitely sounds like something I would do. Ugh.

Deb said...

I'm cracking up about that dust cloth! If I did something like that, it would have ended up in the wash and I would have wondered where it came from. But at least you found it.

I do love how you display your pieces without framing them. Such a huge savings!

Vera said...

Hi Marly, Love the way Virginie C. is displayed...that one may be on my "next" list to stitch. It looks fabulous! Still laughing about the dust cloth. Good thing we are all in the same boat...that's the only way I know I'm not crazy (despite what my husband thinks...). Vera

Rebecca said...

Oh, Marly, your story was great. So glad that you found the dust cloth. I knew it probably hadn't gone to far. Never really thought of a jacket because I seriously live in sleeveless shirts and no jackets since the beginning of last fall. I am either hot flashing for just comfortable, never cold enough for a jacket.
I love the new place on the top of the dark cabinet for your sampler. It really show off well there.
Have a great weekend.
Rebecca

Laurel said...

Hi....thanks for the laughs....
I used to LIVE on chocolate .... never could get enough...BUT NOW....it seems to activate my hot flashes so I have to lay-off.....sometimes it's worth having the hot flash just for that wonderful taste though.....

Patty C. said...

Hugs ;)

Mouse said...

oooo nice new homes for the stitching and I do that with some framing sometimes not cut or lace just in case I change my mind too .... glad you found the duster ... I put things down and can't remember where I did too ....(think we may be of similar age ,.lol)
hope you have a good weekend :) love mouse xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Glad you found your dust cloth!

Glad your samplers have found their new homes!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Robin in Virginia

TheCrankyCrow said...

I have found some of the strangest things in my sleeves....and in the legs of my jeans. Seriously. This growing old stuff ain't for sissies.... :o) (Love that hutch with all the brown jugs.....I wanna live in your world.....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Barb said...

Your arrangements look great!! I carry around a movable fan, it helps!

Chris said...

Yes Marly, you are very normal. We all have moments. I think it is more information overload and over stimulation :)
Have a great weekend!

Sherry said...

Virginie looks great against that dark wood and the other piece is lovely on the basket!

Bertie said...

VC looks great there, I admire your earthenware, fantastic display!!
Glad you found the cloth, I just wipe my fleece sleeve around things and it just washes off LOL.
The absentminded thing sounds familiar too!
Like FB on the basket, you are so full of ideas, I cannot keep up Marly!
Have a wonderful weekend:)

Solstitches said...

Marly I love the original ways you find to display your stitched pieces in your home.
Your dust cloth story made me laugh.
Margaret

Loraine said...

I wondered if the dust cloth was stuck to something? I use microfiber face cloths for removing make-up, and they come out of the dryer in one big clingy mess around something like a sweatshirt! LOL. That is too funny. We all have those moments for sure!
I love where you ended up putting your wonderful sampler. Did you mount it on something? It looks like you did.
I just love the way you come up with different ways to display needlework. So creative, and It's nice that you don't have to frame everything! It looks fabulous against your collection of crocks. Have a great one. :)

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