Hey. How you doing? My periodontist is the greatest. Quick quick quick. No pain. But now, I can barely open my jaw from the shots. It's only happened twice in my life, but the needle actually hit the nerve and it feels like a crazy bone was hit and then electrocuted. That takes a while to heal. Good thing Doves are rather flat and I don't have to open wide.
First off, the pen.
Staples carries the Pilot brand Frixion pens in singles and multiples. I got the 3 pack of black for $5.35 with this week's 15% off coupon. I am a big couponer. Drives my husband nuts. It comes in various colors and I learned a little more about them. The tip you see on the end is an eraser. The ink is removed easily with it, or with heat. If you remove it with heat from a hair dryer or iron, you can have it reappear if you put it in a cold spot, like the freezer. It comes with the cap like I have, or a retractable version. I'll be buying more in other colors too.
For KathiQuilts - you asked me about the fabric but you're no-reply. It's from JoAnn's, Legacy Studio CP42508 Winter Birds Berry Vine Words, also on Etsy.
Since Google is not transferring all comments to email, I will double check and make sure everyone is included in the giveaway through both sources. And if I was to reply and haven't, please email me since I may not have received it. If you're no-reply, I can't!
Nitzy was let out for a half hour last evening and came back covered in mud and some blood. From what I could see, there are four bites on the head, one paw is bloodied, his back was bit, and I'm sure there are more. He tore up my right wrist when I tried to clean him and drop a little peroxide on the wounds. He will allow me to pet him only if he's in the right mood, but not pick him up.
The little coon I'd mentioned a while back with the sad eyes and sweet face, has made it through the winter. Very bad photo but it was dark outside. She appeared at the back door last night for the first time. We were so glad! We can hand feed her and she is really a sweet gentle soul. Sunken eyes and hair loss, skinny and frail, eating a Fig Newton while I get food for her. She dunks everything in the water dish and makes a mess. We called her Bud for years until she one day brought the "kids" out to eat so we call her Budette now. She's much smaller than the meaner aggressive males we have.
Lots of appointments this week and next, all is going well.
Spot The Horse is the next project and I will choose a linen tonight. Did you see Carriage House Samplings' new website (here)? She has everything including Spot and others that are new to me. As for Fraktur Friends, I totally screwed up on size. Not wanting to use the silk gauze, I thought I would do it on a high count linen, but that's over two, not one like the gauze. So if I want the small size, I need to use the gauze because I could never do over one on 36 or 40 linen. Damn. Here's what I'm wondering. Since gauze should be secured and I don't want to use a hoop or the up/down stab method of stitching, would it be a mistake to add a stabilizer to the back? I think it's used for embroidery on fine fabrics or something (need to check Nancy Zieman's site). If that would stabilize the gauze and I could stitch through it, a solution! But before I ruin something I need to research. Nancy's Notions is such a great resource for items not available locally and her blog (here) is full of goodies and hints. I used to watch her show but it was taken off my cable line-up.
If you have experience with the stabilizer or gauze, I would appreciate some info. You gals have taught me a lot over these years.
That's it. Need to get an ice pack on that jaw.
Have a wonderful day.