How was your Easter? Our turkey was the best we ever had. From now on, fresh only, no "solutions" or additives. Well worth the extra $$.
Instead of candy, I always get my nephew's grandchildren new shoes for summer. The 2 year old was happy, the 7 year old's didn't fit, and the 3 year old wouldn't put them on. He always sticks that little tongue out when he first sees you and the doctor said he is autistic. So now all three of them get a disability check. I told their father that if the doctor feels they are autistic, he should be ordering some form of early therapy, or go get a second opinion. My sister was worn out because these kids are ACTIVE!! They will sit for a story but it better be short, especially on a warm sunny day. A few of their games/toys are electronic but most are for outdoor. Personally, I love the Stomp Rocket.
Now for the stitch slump. When I have to force myself to pick up a needle, over one is the worst type of stitching. Hannah has four lines of it and after one, I decided to stop. Extremely difficult and tedious to remove it now. Not sure if I will stitch the last line of the chart (her name) or just end it here with a single bottom band. I added a little center motif in place of the queen stitch heart, filled in all the missing stitches, added a dookey after "heart" to extend the row.
With my neck and back causing numbness I didn't want to look down for any length of time, so I turned my Lacis hoop to the side and flipped it up so it's really high and close. I never did order the smaller hoop for it but will. I much prefer sitting on a smaller aid when needed than using a large floor stand. Stitching in hand is my method but for the over one and because of my numbness, the flipped up hoop was necessary.
So many of you have no problem with over one but I do. I never remember the rules and end up searching for the stitch I know I put in, but it disappeared. As this article explains (here) I need to pay attention to the linen threads. It is very important to see if the horizontal thread goes over, or under, the vertical. Doing it wrong allows the floss thread to slip under the linen thread and disappear. If I concentrate or pay attention, the over one stitches would not be so aggravating but I just don't have the ambition right now. And, I just can't seem to remember things so a copy of these instructions should be inserted into my charts that call for over one. Maybe I'll do that today. I will still be listing some charts for sale, maybe Facebook, maybe Ebay, and I am undecided about selling some smalls. I am tired of many and want to clean up the house, ridding it of clutter and "things", still loving Phoebe Troyer's home on Pinterest. But I may be sorry and should probably pack them away for now.
My cousin Patty received the Jenny box and shed a tear, she misses her mom and also her sister who she admitted is now totally lost to her from the dementia. It came the day she received her Medicare card. Tough day, I know too well. But she's relieved because her health care was costing her $998 a month and she doesn't work, only her husband in a medium income job. While my well off friend pays $100 for the top of the line plan because she lives off her own money, therefore, no W-2 or income which is what your cost is based on.
March is already ending this week. Time flies when you're
having fun getting older.
Have a great week!
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