Hi hi hi. How's it going? Personally, I can't wait until the Pajamagram commercials stop. But at least they don't bring tears. Christmas is always an emotional time from one end of the spectrum to the other. Songs, touching ads, holiday stories, St. Jude videos, ASPCA ads, everything smears my mascara these days.
I seriously doubt this, but has anyone anywhere at anytime stitched my Christmas freebie? Not the pear, this one. I was considering starting this but with a simple border. Then again, maybe not.
Once again, Bud got his clock cleaned. Yellow Cat again. I have caught him eating in the garage while Bud sat and watched him, and did not chase after him when I scared it away. I thought all was good. There is blood, urine, fur clumps, and three cautious cats in the garage. I couldn't trust another encounter since Bud just recovered from an infection of a prior bite, so the brats are in for a while. Missy is wild as usual and Nit will go back out in a flash. My head is pounding and I really don't want to start allergy meds. I have no idea what to do about that stray. We also have another solid black chasing after Missy (or Midge depending on my mood) so it must be hot to trot time. I was ill informed and thought spaying/neutering would change that. They can't create offspring but the urge to is still with them. Something tells me my sister's strays will be producing.
I moved my floss box when trying to organize that little parlor, and took a good look at it. I did a pretty good job of aging it.
I wish we would have made it a little smaller, but I have so many skeins of the same colors that they take up most of the box. I used cranberry under black since I wanted that color and dark olive in the new upholstery but have since changed that to pumpkin and olive. Weird huh? My husband said not to worry, I will change it several times before I actually decide on a fabric.
Came across my R&R Reproduction stash. Maybe one of the these designs will be the next project since they are some of my favorites and many are easy and smaller.
We ran into Mark's friend and found out that he was a victim of attempted armed robbery in Youngstown when leaving a popular restaurant. Amazingly, he and his wife are alive because of a jammed gun. Gun control? Really? When the people using them for no good and obtaining them illegally are not locked up? Here's the details from the paper.
"He is accused of trying to rob a couple in the parking lot of a West Rayen Avenue restaurant Friday evening. Reports at first said one of the victims thought that Favors was using a pellet gun during the robbery, and he and his wife refused to give the man anything. However, City Prosecutor Dana Lantz told the judge that the gun was real. She said after the couple refused his demands, Favors pointed the gun at them and pulled the trigger but nothing happened. He then racked the chamber of the gun to try to get a round so he could fire. The couple were not injured, and Favors ran away. He was identified by restaurant employees, and Lantz said there also is video available of the robbery attempt. Lantz said Favors’ record dates back to 1973 and shows arrests for such offenses as breaking and entering, felonious assault, assault, burglary, intimidation and retaliation. She rattled off 22 convictions just in Ohio and added that he has warrants from Pennsylvania and Texas as well."
But of course he was on the streets and we're releasing even more. And you don't see an attempted murder charge. Why not? He pulled the freaking trigger to shoot them but since it jammed, well, that doesn't count. Mandatory sentence for using a gun? Nope.
Pierogis are made, cole slaw chopped, Cwikla tomorrow, smelts ready for frying. Fresh warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream instead of cookies since we will have so many the next day. I am trying Au Bon Pain's macaroon copycat recipe. I ate so many while wandering the Clinic and I know everyone will like them.
Went to Catan's and got the only 2 sets of square and 2 sets of rounds (5" & 6") that came in, haven't opened them yet. Hopefully they will be OK inside and I can do a few more boxes. Thinking of offering one design a month instead of a batch of choices which makes me confused. Confused. Believe me. I am surprised I didn't receive a complaint that someone's order was wrong. I'd like to try covering with fabric too.
Have a great week everyone.
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