Hello everyone. This is my foyer's new tall sconce from The Tin Bin that took me months to decide upon. As for the stencils, I have them narrowed down and will order this weekend.
Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day. I was at the doc's this morning and a husband called in asking them to change his wife's appointment to later in the day. He hired a string quartet to serenade her at work and wanted to make sure she would be there. How sweet. They obviously know each other well and this is something she would love. My husband knows me well enough to know that this is something I would hate. I am not a romantic. I'm the get-away-from-me type. The only mush I can handle is cornmeal.
I'm still working on charting and stitching the pony bag. I can't begin to say how many times that one flower was frogged and redone, but I do know that number is three for the horses. I'm finally pleased. Because of the problems I have with my hands from painting, and now dyeing (which involved strong bleach) they are similar to Velcro. Terrible. The doc took a look and said it is winter hand eczema and no cream will help. That surprised me because there is no itch, just sandpaper rough dryness. I have to use hydrocortisone cream on them two to three times a day, and until they are better, the stitched areas on the piece are getting fuzzy. My left thumb holding the piece is like sandpaper on the floss and I tried using a left glove when stitching but it didn't work. Not really noticeable unless I'm putting new stitches in next to the affected ones, and at first I couldn't figure out what was happening. I can't wait to be done with this. I found Eliza what's her name and she will be next. Fuzzy or flat.
And the winner is ....Parsley. Thanks to all for entering. I was a little surprised that I got more entries for my box than $$$. I'd prefer the dough. I may have a few pony boxes for sale next week.
Now for information that you already know or don't care about - a comparison between crushed walnut shells that we use for pincushions. I used to get Kaytee in the bird section of my pet store but it's no longer carried, so I purchased Zilla in the reptile section. Here's the difference between the two. Kaytee is on the left and more coarse. I like them both but the Zilla is better for the small strawberries.
And here's two more nuts. Can you tell the difference between the two? Dad Bud is closest to the door and son Nitzy is front and center. We didn't get the latest snow storm since we are almost on the Ohio border.
So that's it. Haven't been online much so I hope I can catch up one day. Until then, enjoy your weekend, stay warm and safe.
Thanks for visiting!!