Greetings. Making some progress on the little sampler, glad I decided to stitch over two. This would be really nice over one, but I wouldn't be. Am I enjoying it as expected? No. I am still not feeling the pleasure of the needle. Maybe I should stick myself with it. Sometimes a nasty jolt makes me see things differently, sort of like a reset button.
I haven't been looking for antiques at the mall too much since Patti died. Not as much fun when there isn't anyone to share your finds. I did a quick run through the other day and grabbed two tall thin jugs, one from Holland and the other is new with a bird. I'm sorry I got the smaller one but I saw the shape and didn't look further. The tall one is over 12" and I do like it.
Yesterday was another appointment for my sister. Her dentist's parking lot is down a hill from the entrance and she can't walk it so I've been taking her. It's a year this week she had the valve replaced but is still very limited. We're getting her new bridgework. She lives on very little so we don't have much choice and it's been like this for a long time with credit cards, repairs, maintenance. Not easy with one income and now SS but we manage, mainly because I'm a cheapskate and live frugally.
When you mentioned about the blog being my stitching journal, it's true and could be. But I prefer having a record at hand instead of looking up post after post of changes. A tiny swatch of the linen would be a good reference too. When I went back to see what I was stitching last year at this time and what I took to Cleveland, I came across the details of my Menocare card. I got my Medicare card in the mail and will probably choose an Advantage plan (much cheaper), but this Menocard is still in effect.
"This cardholder reserves the right to bitch regardless of situation. There will be no debate, no rebuttal, no questions. To anyone finding female with this card in an emergency, take extreme caution with subject. Do not offend, contradict, patronize, look at, or touch. Stand at arm's length, if body contact is needed, guard your privates. If emotions take over and subject starts to slump into a puddle, lift quickly, secure, and get the hell away. For more information, take a hike to the library. If there was more room on this card I would really tell you where to go."
I think I will print some of these and sell them. I should open a Menoshop on Etsy.
Have a good one!