Feb 14, 2014

Winner and some nuts

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!!
 

13 comments:

Susan in SC said...

Such sweet kitties! Hope your hands get better soon!

Pam in IL said...

Congrats to Parsley! I've heard of using hydrocortisone cream for eczema. I hope it helps. Do you know if crushed walnut shells cause allergic reactions in people with nut allergies? I want to try the crushed walnut shells, but I'm worried about allergies.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

You can BUY crushed walnut shells?! I didn't know that. I've been using a bag and a hammer to crush my own! (not very well, I must add).
Hope your hands are better soon.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, sure hoping your hands feel better...Love the nuts in a box, sweet, Blessings Francine.

Vickie said...

I have a big Kaytee bag, it will be a long while til I run out!
Father and son cuddling. Cute.

Donna Ruppert said...

Kitties are so cute! Congratulations to Parsley. Thanks for the information about the walnut shells. I think they're going to be perfect for some strawberries I'm making using very old and coveted Mode fabrics. Hope your hands are feeling better soon.

Margaret said...

Oh yuck on your hands! What a pain! Did the doctor say it would go away when it warms up? Love the pic of Dad and son.

Maggee said...

So sorry to hear about the hand/fingers situation. Hopefully the hydrocortisone cream will cure it. My daughter gets huge patches on her legs and elbow, and they say it is both allergies and stress related. Like she can eliminate the stressors in her life (3 teenage daughters!!). Loved Lynda's comment about the crushed walnut shells! Wow!

Chris said...

Yea for Parsley!!
Thanks for sharing info on the different kid of nuts in your life. The furry ones are my faves.
The sconce is very lovely.
I hope that you are getting some sunshine this weekend!!

kelley said...

Totally cracking up over the get-away-from-me concept of Valentine's Day...I'm not remotely romantic and would horrified over most public displays...even private over the top mushiness...

sorry about your hands...hope they heal quickly

Parsley said...

Thank you SO MUCH!!!!

Melody said...

Hope your hands get healed up soon. I use Aveeno's exzema hand cream. It helps.

The cats look happy in their box!

Anonymous said...

Just a thought. I have psoriasis so I understand sand paper. Have you tried liquid vitamin d3? Just rub on it is oily so you have to do it a bit before you stitch but it does seem to smooth out skin.

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