Hi everyone. Mary would have been completed if not for my warrior's bad attitude. Honestly, I thought having him neutered would help but he is so territorial. Bud is very calm and sweet, until he spots another of his kind. I have two other strays that want to come for food and he tears into them. I was working on the final flower when I heard it. It was already dark and they ran to the woods where I couldn't distract them. After that, I was searching the yard with spotlights trying to find them and so upset I couldn't concentrate to finish. He's fine today, but I worry about the others.
The bottom of this sampler has some wacky looking two color odd leaves in the center and I didn't care for them so I just repeated the outside leaves. The right hand flower will complete her this evening.
And now, some things you are not interested in but I'm showing them anyway. In my closet and drawer travels, I came across a few more old items from mom, and this wonderful little girl's 13" ivory necklace that my sister's old boyfriend bought for me when he was overseas in the service 50 years ago. I tried to have this appraised to sell years ago and no one around here has dealt with old ivory so I still have it in my drawer.
You can see the cross hatching on the ivory and it passed the heat test. At that time, it was legal to sell and I understand that poaching is rampant once again. I say shoot the poacher! Did you know that the amazing elephants actually shed tears and grieve for their lost? They gather around the sick and dying, and each one gently nudges their lost member to say goodbye.
I also found mom's old fan that she carried when church was stifling. This was also a gift from old what's his name.
And here we have the staple of all the older woman in my family for keeping rain off their perfectly styled hair. My aunt was never without one in her purse. They are large and patterned, fold into a flat little case, and I need to find a lady who has been looking for one.
I'm not one to throw anything away that someone else could use. Part of my recycling mentality I guess. My young neighbors put out sofas, chairs, desks, anything they are replacing with newer pieces and there isn't a thing wrong with the old. It sits on the roadside waiting for the garbage pickup. That really irritates me. Do they not realize someone would be happy to have it, or do they not care? I've heard from many people that they are tired of donating because too many expect, instead of appreciate, but it doesn't matter. Usage is always better than a landfill. And no, they don't like it when you try to talk to them about it. Young people with attitudes and I do not mix.
That was me jumping off the soapbox.
Have a great day!! Thank you for visiting and all your kind words about Mary.
Also, I truly appreciate the offer of greetings for my cousin, but Donna believes that it would upset Marcie because she doesn't understand some things. They all feel that cards from someone she doesn't know will confuse her and she gets frustrated trying to understand. She took a step the other day with assistance so albeit slow, it's still progress!!