Hello people. How the heck are you? We'll enjoy nice weather this week, and I think I will get the outside decorating done.
I put a sprig on each door, no bows, and drop bunches of cut greens into galvanized tubs. Boom. Done. I like the grapevine tree on the front deck as I did last year so that will be easy too. As much as I would like a live tree there, it never materializes. My house looks the same every year, the only difference may be which tubs are used. Do you have a set theme and use the same every Christmas or do you try to do something different?
I did some research on printers and will pick it up tomorrow morning. I hope it supports Windows 7 and there will be no issues with installation. My current is out of warranty by only 9 months and they have already stopped making models that take that cartridge, and I won't be able to purchase it much longer either. I also stopped at the shop again and they informed me that they may NEVER get those boxes. Their scanners are showing "not available".
I found quite a few CD's from years ago and discovered many forgotten images on them. One that I hope she doesn't mind my sharing, is the last Santa I painted, for Sampler Farmer Carol. The online albums of her fabulous samplers inspired me to get back to stitching. I studied them, made shopping lists, discovered new designers and old favorites, enjoyed her gracious tolerance of my questions, her help and advice. I wanted to show my appreciation and was also itching to paint one more Santa (on gourd).
She was involved at one time with Handwork and stitched models for Carriage House so I included those leaflets along with a roll of linen in a burlap sack. When I saw the photo, I wanted to pick up the brushes, but I gave it all away several years ago when I stopped painting. If I remember correctly he was about 7 inches tall, maybe 8.
Maybe one day in the future... but I seriously doubt it. I am NOT an artist and without training, it was difficult and frustrating once the project became detailed. I don't have that patience any longer.
We got our bird for dinner, a fresh one. I was surprised to see on the labels that the frozen had 8-12% injected solutions. The fresh had 3% and no antibiotics. AND - I found dry cottage cheese!! After years without a source, we will be making sweet cheese pierogis for Christmas Eve this year. I tried with regular cottage cheese and it wasn't the same so we are thrilled that we can once again make them, first time since Mom passed. Our Christmas Eve dinner was always cheese (and potato) pierogis, smelts, cole slaw, beet relish, and Christmas Day was the Italian dinner.
I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.