Mar 19, 2016

Proof

that everything happens for a reason and I couldn't wait to show you.  What a difference using the black based print and lighter poms makes in Patty's gift.  Love it!!  So glad the lighter fabric was flawed.
 
But when we are frogging half of a sampler over and over and over, I don't see the reason for that.  I thought that process would teach me patience but instead, I learned several different ways to bend a needle. 
This is Scorched Linen mini poms from the Dame. The other black print fabric that I thought was a warm brown, turned out to be a grayish taupe in daylight and I didn't like it.  I am only using light fleece for the padding and think I can handle sewing the poms on by hand.  Her 65th is the first week in April and I can mail next week. 
The sale starts tomorrow and I want to say a few things.  No, I do not think I have such valuable in-demand items that I need to announce a "sale date".  I just want to give everyone a chance to see the items and I try to choose an accommodating time, to be fair.  Yes, I know I sometimes sell too cheaply, but I'm cheap which makes it harder to ask for higher prices.  I fail to account for postage many times, thinking it's still 19¢.  I chose a gift certificate (easily ordered online in $1 increments) from 123Stitch instead of the 35¢ Paypal fee + 49¢ postage leaving me 18¢.  So I get a couple bucks to spend on things I will never stitch and you get a chart for cheap.  Hope there's something you can use.
 
We went to JCP today looking for shoes for my great nephew's kids and husband found a fabulous winter jacket for $6.97 after discounts.  He loves it.  It's a great time to buy coats for really cheap that can be donated to homeless shelters and kids' programs.
 
Yesterday, my husband got a hankering for tuna casserole that we haven't had in years.  We came from shopping and started throwing it together, anxiously awaiting its removal from the oven.  Well, it was lousy.  Didn't taste like tuna casserole at all.  Probably because we forgot to add the tuna.
 
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful finish! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day. SAH

Mary said...

You are kidding....not tuna. hahaha That is one my favorites , in fact we had in this Friday. Since I alone could eat the whole casserole, I make it in for 4 small casseroles so something is in the freezer for when I am lazy and do not want to think " what to make for dinner"? Top looks really great too.

Vickie said...

Love the new look of your gift. ha ha! Sorry, I think it is funny. No tuna. ;)

Janet said...

O dear... I have people in my family who occasionally ask for tuna casserole too.....love the idea of buying some coats now while they are "cheap" for homeless shelters ...thanks for the idea although here in On Canada I'm not sure I could find one for under $20....but that's OK too.......even one coat can make a difference....... Love the cross stitch ...:)

Janet said...

O dear... I have people in my family who occasionally ask for tuna casserole too.....love the idea of buying some coats now while they are "cheap" for homeless shelters ...thanks for the idea although here in On Canada I'm not sure I could find one for under $20....but that's OK too.......even one coat can make a difference....... Love the cross stitch ...:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the finish Marly, and the laugh about the tuna. I've been known to leave out the pimento from pimento cheese. :) And thanks for the heads up about the coats. I go to Goodwill early in the season and buy coats to donate but hadn't thought about picking up new ones now. I'm going shopping Monday so I'll be looking. blessings, marlene

Truus said...

Love your box with the lighter poms.
Ha ha you forgot the tuna! I had the same a few weeks ago-made a apple pie but forgot to add the cream.
Have a great weekend
greetings,Truus from Holland

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, you crack me up. lol! Whoops! No tuna for a tuna casserole is a problem! ROTFL! Anyway, love how box is coming out. The light pom pom trim is wonderful!

Maureen said...

Just as well you forgot the tuna Marly. Bumble Bee and someone else just had a recall.Crisis averted! ;)

CathieJ said...

You made me laugh with your tuna casserole story. It would probably taste good to me as I really don't like tuna at all. I love the finish on that little box. The black fabric is wonderful and I like those little pom poms. So pretty.

Just me said...

The darker fabric is definitely much better. A very thoughtful gift!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my Marly, once again you have my sides hurting from laughter! Your box is so sweet... great job! Cheryl

Solstitches said...

Lovely gift for Patty. The pom pom trim is very pretty and of course your stitching is always just lovely.
Loved the tuna casserole story :)
Margaret

Karen Budnick said...

Love your finished project - the little "Poms" really set off the stitching. I personally can't look tuna casserole in the face. My mother made it every week when I was a kid. Its only redeeming value was the crushed potato chips on top!

Kathy F said...

Hey...you're in great company!!! My friend made a banana pudding for a big gathering..,didn't taste right...yep you got it...she forgot the bananas!!!! Keep on stitching!!

Evelyne said...

Lovely finish very nice with the poms!

Have a nice week,
Evelyne

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