Hello hello hello! How did your weekend go? Anyone still seeing the white stuff? Today was sunny and wonderful, hopefully a preview of coming days.
I'm wimping out again and decided on another small and simple marking sampler. Either of these. One is under 7"x7" and the other is 6"x8" on 28 count. Perfect. Eliza and Ann Wragg are still on my mind and will be coming up soon.
I have this old PS design, The Fox and the Grapes from 1986 done on 14 Aida. I want to stitch it on linen and instead of spending $4.50 on Ebay for the card, I will stitch from this piece. They don't call me a bonehead for no reason. But the symbols on those small cards are sometimes very hard to see and the stitchery isn't. All those years ago, I discarded my charts (including the Scarlet Letter's) after completing so I doubt if I still have it. This is easier to see anyway.
I also have a gripe to air. Most of my old charts are leaflets in plastic bags. It irritates me when I have to remove the chart from the bag to search for the stitch count, and tightens my britches even more when there is NO stitch count. I want to see the count on the front or back, not inside, so when I'm browsing I can compare sizes and what linen pieces would be usable. Instead, I have a mess and most times need to count and estimate finished size. Am I nit-picking? Be honest. I can take it. Tomorrow, I am going through all these samplers and adding a note with this information so I no longer have to put up with these tight panties. They've gotten tight enough on their own and I REFUSE to purchase a larger size. I don't care if they cut off my circulation and make new varicose veins, I am not getting a bigger size. As long as I'm complaining, I might as well throw in the floss. I love GAST and other variegated threads, but since the beginning I have been using DMC skeins and pulled out what I needed. So easy. I do not like having to untie and re-tie, or wrap and unwrap, but I've decided they are too nice to forego because of that. I am old and set in my ways, but I guess I will move them all to floss cards and get over it.
I feel very drafty today. My hair used to be coarse, thick, and wild ~ now it is soft, fine and limp. Damn hormones. Or lack thereof. I thought if I cut a little off the heavy back, it would take off some weight and lift it. I grabbed the entire mid section of the back and held it between two fingers. Unfortunately, I cut on the wrong side of my fingers. There's a hole now. At least the Walmart cut is now blended.
No word from the latest cabinet maker. Again. I was as accommodating as I could be, told him to use the wood of HIS choice, on HIS time....I was nice dammit!!! When I asked for a feature and he stalled, I said forget it - no problem. It killed me, but I was nice. I'll give him until Tuesday to call me. I know where he lives.
Geez. Lots of complaining for a wimp, no?
Hope your week starts off good and gets better.
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