Greetings from a very wet Pennsylvania. The bright side - it's not snow. Yesterday was a day of mishaps starting with being rear-ended again by a distracted driver at a red light. No damage, but any little head jerk sends the crazy bone feel back into my arms. No numbness thank goodness. Stopped at Giant Eagle to get my Slim-a-Bear klondikes that were on sale, and they were gone. Rain check. When I got home I decided to make a hole in the sofa's pile of floss and linen and didn't realize my tiny tiny needle sharp scissors were in the mix. This was discovered when the point landed and embedded in the top of my foot. When gathering the charts and papers, somehow they sliced me between the index and middle fingers where a bandaid is impossible. The brats were sitting on the deck staring at the roofline so I assumed the woodpecker was tearing the siding. When I stepped out onto the barn stone border and leaned a little too far to see, I tumbled into the soft needle pine tree which prevented me from hitting the ground. As I composed myself and tried to pet Nitzy, he ripped the inside of my wrist trying to play with my bracelet's charm. Need I go on? You get the picture. Any day I am still here to bitch is a good day but I was starting to get annoyed.
Today made up for it all. I received my package from Susan Hoover of Olde Threads. She stitched Alice Trimble on osnaburg stuffed with sawdust and I am so thrilled. I saw her work at my friend's home this Christmas and have watched her sales, hoping to nab something. Anything! Perfect timing because I love this design and the size. Shirlee mentioned that she likes stitching on osnaburg also and I've decided to try it. Love the look. Now the sawdust thing - I have problems with. When I stuffed a pinkeep, I had to be careful not to move it because a cloud of fine dust appeared. Susan's could be thrown against a wall without a speck released! Next time, I will try a double lining.
Check out these adorable tags. I love primitive that isn't too cute or too grungy and these are just perfect. I'm a happy girl! Thank you so much Susan. Mary Hazlehurst is ready at the framer. AWARE (battered women shelter) was coming to pick up the dining set, dishes, tablecloths and other household items that I donated at Christmas and in my hurry to get home, I forgot Mary. They have four beds in one room and it's really cramped, but are in need of a chest of drawers for the ladies' clothing. I think I can find one for them.
No work has been done on what's-her-name because I'm still messing around with the pear. The basic design is the same in each but I kept adding a few words, changing them, changing them, changing them, and now - nothing. I removed them! Just couldn't make up my mind since I liked them all.
One other note. My brother's black kitty - he was excited because he received a call from a girl wanting to take her that same day. When the woman pulled up a few hours later, he recognized her from his security guard days at the hospital. Severely disturbed and brought in to the psych ward often. Her pets perish when she is held for lengths of time. He donned a hat and sunglasses trying to disguise, made excuses, and she stormed out of the driveway and headed to our local shelter. So sad, but this area no longer has facilities or homes for mentally ill who need supervision.
I just accidentally wiped out the entire post - don't know what the heck I hit - but I found a remedy. After the shock wore off, I hit the back arrow at the top of the post, and it all returned!! I better stop before the day starts turning on me.
Have a great day - thank you for visiting!