Hello people. Last night was the first time in weeks that I picked up the needle. If I start a little Christmas project I will never finish Sally so I will try my best to continue. Then have a little party when it's done.
I've had quite a few appointments lately and we've been working on the kitchen cupboards that Dominic will never get to.
This is the time of year that Mark ventures into the woods to pick mushrooms, as his grandfather and father taught him. His grandfather was from Czechoslovakia and his grandmother would string the mushrooms to dry for soups and dishes throughout winter. He has his favorite types but enjoys the tradition of that walk in the woods to find the reward. Coming across a hunter is always a concern. He went on Sunday to avoid that encounter and brought back some bags for me. Black walnuts for making another batch of dye. I have since moved them to a large box since they are starting to rot, ready for the pot.
I've had this chair in my garage for a few years and love the colors of paint showing. It makes a mess with flaking off, even after wire brushing, so I sprayed with a matte acrylic sealer. Never did this before and I'd like to bring it in the house so I'm hoping the sealer stops the flaking.
My sister is finally getting rid of some things and she came across a set of pillowcases that she received as a wedding gift 45 years ago. Beautifully hand embroidered, still in the original box with label from Madeira. I need to check EBay and see if anything like this is being purchased.
As for the cupboards, I painted and we used the originals, adding the bottom area for microwave and open storage. This is similar to what we drew for Dominic and it would have been one large unit instead of pieces. A strip of moulding was to cover the seam between the top cabinets and the bottom area we added but I didn't like it so I'm using one-part Bondo (for cars) to fill and level the joints. Hopefully, you won't be able to tell at all that they were joined. If not, the moulding will go back on. You notice the right side is not the same backing as the left. That's because we cut into the wall and boxed it to add a few inches of depth for the microwave. This allows it to be flush with the top cabinets.
Mammogram at 7:30 am tomorrow so I'll miss the Golden Girl reruns tonight and am already dreading Hallmark's program change to 24/7 movies for two months. Still having major problems with the computer(s) browser and now Firefox won't open items when I click them either. Disgusted enough to be missing a lot of posts and updates. That's not helping my disconnect to stitching at all.
It's late and I have to color my very noticeable 2" gray at the roots. I hope all is well with everyone. I feel like I'm slipping further away since the tech troubles, kind of like a kid who is changing schools. I'll do my best to get back to stitching and call the computer guru back to help me again.
Take care! Thanks for visiting.