Greetings to all on this warm sunny day in PA. Hope you're doing well.
Working on this lion wallet has not been fun to say the least. My impatience makes me think I can skip over everything to learn and just do it. No I can't.
I received another package from Ann, this one containing glorious wool that she uses for her spectacular wallets. I can see why. What a difference in the look when replicating an early piece.
Here's my pitiful attempt, single strand wool in the insert compared to double DMC. Hard to see difference on the screen but it's huge. It's embarrassing to show my wonky tents but this morning I walked into one of those concrete poles in Walmart while browsing office supplies, so how much worse can this photo be? No one was around so it was certainly not as bad as the JCP mannequin incident. We don't speak of that one.
This blue piece on 30 count is tent over one with four cross stitches beneath. You all know I have a tension problem and when I yanked on the needle, I broke the wool thread. Yes they all break easily if you yank hard enough unless they are a blend.
It's a little too thick for the full cross I think and I'm anxious to get my new chart from Merry Wind Farm which I believe is done in wool. Lillian Davidson. I spotted the over one stitching on this right away but love it, so it's the latest stash addition. Even though I really don't feel like stitching.
I want to thank you for the heads up on the cell phone/bra issue. I had forgotten about the list of things to steer clear of (including some GPS units) that we studied over a year ago. Although Carole said that the new phone doesn't fit in her bra like her old flip phone, she was once again embellishing to make a point because she didn't like the new one. When I called to question her after your comments, she claimed she never said that. That is very typical of her. As an example, when I checked Verizon policies and told her that she could exchange the new phone for another, she started yelling about signing a contract and there is a $100 charge for restocking. No, there is a $35 charge to return a product within 14 days. To exchange, there is no charge. Go do it and get the damn flip phone. Phone calls telling me I am wrong continued throughout the day. So I printed out their policy and had her take it to the Verizon store, where they were as nice as could be, and exchanged the smartassphone for a flipthisphone. She made up the $100 charge, the contract for that phone, and a few other things just so she wouldn't have to go back there and to prove she knows more. She does this quite often. Her cell phone is carried in her right pants pocket, not her bra as before, and she uses her right side when talking. Glad she remembers this since she is totally dependent on that pacemaker. And I thank you again for bringing it to my attention. It just occurred to me that her breast cancer was on the same side as where she kept the phone for years. Coincidence I guess.
Thanks for visiting!
Enjoy your day.