Greetings folks. How's the year starting for you? How do you feel when the decorating is removed and the house seems bare? Is it worse to get it all out or put it all away? For me, putting it away. I can never remember what goes where and when I think it's right, the lid won't close. So it's wrong. During this time, I munch. Every time I am in the midst of decisions, dilemmas, or disorder, I grab for something. Years ago it was a cigarette. There were two Pringles cans in my sight and my arthritis is either growing my knuckles or my hands are becoming like my butt. One half of the chips are gone and you either dive in for a grab or risk breaking that perfect chip by sliding them out. Does anyone else get their hand stuck in the Pringles' can?
I showed you this Mosey 'n Me design (#57) before and it makes me smile every time I see it. But once put away, I forget about checking for this linen band. Stitched by my SIL, she often hemmed edges and hung her seasonal designs on dowels with hemp cord hangers. This one is an 8" wide band of linen, really neat fabric for this type of finish. Looks 28, maybe 30, from many years ago. I've checked for this and haven't found it yet, but did see unbleached linen band with decorative edges which I don't want. Also, the ticking stripe edges which I thought would be good for Santas if the red thread is close.
The other Mosey (Starlight Ride) she stitched for me is so cute, but I really wish the blue linen was a very dark gray blue. It's really nice looking but I'm not a blue lover. I think the metallic threads would really stand out and the entire design would pop. Pop. Ginger ale or 7-up? I just can't stop shoveling into my face.
Some of you asked about the brats. We haven't decided on a heating system for the garage and as soon as the weather went into the 40's, they sat at my window until I gave in.
Except Nitzy. He's a rebel. But he does come in when he's hungry and usually after dark. I can't leave their food in the garage because of the new stray and also Yellow Cat. And yes, that is white crap which will be gone by Thursday when it will be in the low 40's and Mark will be golfing. They golf until their balls freeze. Golf balls that is.
Thank you for your suggestions on the future Santa sale. I thought the prices were a little low but I see finished pieces on EBay that don't sell. I will probably take your advice and add maybe a dollar, no more than two, and the seller is OK with that. From the number of email requests I received, I think I will sell individually so everyone has a chance. He doesn't have a Paypal account so it may be by check only or I have to use mine and add another 50¢ for the fees. I will let everyone know days ahead of the sale. Thanks again for the feedback.
That's all! Back to working on Sally. What a difference the dark border is making. I stitched the entire bottom wrong and had to remove it all. Big surprise.
Take care, thanks for visiting.