Hi everyone. It seems like I haven't read blogs, stitched, or done anything other than boxes for weeks. But it's only been days. Almost 60 pieces and I will finish them up tomorrow. I want to thank everyone that made a purchase! I understand many of the boxes are for Christmas gifts and I hope everyone will be pleased. My local store hasn't had my favorite brand and paint color for weeks so Mark took me to Michaels and Hobby Lobby in Ohio where I found it. Bought them out! I also found the 20x26 piece of 28 count DMC linen in the tube for $8 .... $4 with a coupon. I never saw it there so I inquired on my last visit, and now they have it. Happy. Tired. But happy.
In between the boxes, I raked my large front yard by hand before the white crap came, and started repainting the trim because Ed will be coming this week for installation.
These guys were not happy about the white stuff either, and now, almost midnight, there is a large ball of 12 legs curled up on my chair.
Mark made one of my favorite soups today while I was working. French Market bean soup. I love soups made with a large ham hock. Lots of dried beans, the ham, some crushed tomatoes, barley, just a fabulous soup. I am not a bean lover but this soup and that Rootin Tootin bean salad are two of my favorite dishes. Go figure.
I have no idea how long it will take to catch up on posts. I did catch a glimpse of Nan's new Christmas design and I love it. Niky's Primitive Christmas caught my eye too. When I have time, I will add other samplers, some threads for these projects, and get an order to an online shop that carries them all. Not always the case, and it bugs me to have to pay shipping costs for several separate orders. Rates are going up again in January by 3¢ for 1 oz. (49¢) and another 1¢ for each additional oz. (21¢) so shipping costs will increase again.
I have to untangle those legs and get the brats outside and into their bungalows. Off to bed! I'm so disappointed in Hallmark Channel's holiday lineup again this year. They play the same Christmas movies over and over for two months with no other programming. I need my 11pm hour Frazier fix and sure hope that programming returns.
Thanks for visiting and for making my sale a success.
Hope your week starts good and finishes fabulous.