Good day to you. Thank you so much for the encouraging comments! The majority of stitchers do their own thing and that's good. My sister in law always rolled her eyes when I pulled out a wrinkled piece of linen, rolled and scrunched to work in hand, from an open top canvas bag with Dove wrappers in the bottom. "Don't look Pat"!!! "It's like an accident", she would say, "you shouldn't look but you can't turn away". I loved my Proper Pat. I miss her. And I'm glad that there are a few Proper Pats around to scold once in a while. Makes me feel like a naughty girl and at 62, that's refreshing! Thank you all again.
The older I get, taking more time to reach a goal seems unnecessary and I'm always looking for shortcuts. For instance, this book.
A wealth of information but I don't want to take the time to read about quilting, crewel, needlepoint, tatting, and all the other early needlework. I want pictures. Not black and white little ones, big colorful close-ups. This book is old, stamped with a library stamp, yellowed pages, some with small tears. I don't want it. Give it back to the library? Will someone buy it again?
Before I forget, Yankee Candle has a BOGO sale on large jars/tumblers right now online. Great deal! Coupon code TREAT through 8/11. Stock up for Christmas gifts.
To make you feel good about your homes being a little disorderly....
But the installation of the floor in both rooms is now complete. Most of it is covered with the upside down carpet strips to prevent stains. I still would prefer not to sand and we need to get the areas stained and finished quickly.
I have four of these very sturdy bentwood stools and they will be replaced with two of something more colonial.
And looky looky! I've been feeding these two warriors closer and closer together. Torrential rains and really smelly canned food led them both to a makeshift shelter. Harmony! Briefly anyway.
I had my contractor cut new tags for me since I still can't find the others. They need sanded and stained but at least I know where they are. Today - not sure about tomorrow. And the new bean string is turning lighter each day. I have no idea why and I wish I knew which local farm they came from.
Rite-Aid had Dove on sale this week so I stocked up again. Now I need to hide the bags from myself which is a thinly veiled attempt at control, because I have to make a note of where I hide them or I will forget, and in case I lose the note, it's best to hide them in plain sight.
Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful and safe weekend.