Snow snow snow. All day. Wonder how much we will get by day's end. Good day for stitching isn't it? I looked through charts and ended up pulling a few big girls. Why? I don't want to stitch and yet I'm considering very large projects. Ann Spence and Elena Tratman must have been partying together because they are gone. No where. I spend more time making a mess than cleaning it up and my frustration got the best of me. How can I lose two large charts? Although large, the charts are well done and easy to follow which makes a huge difference to me. I also pulled Jane Ballard, first the cellophane envelope ripped, then when I pulled the chart out I was disappointed. I do not like charts printed on a single sheet of paper the size of Rhode Island. So thick when folded that my magnets won't hold it on the Magma. I usually make a working copy to color and make notes, Jane will be sixteen in all. Right now I have Jane Ballard, Sarah Harvey, Mary Elliot, Margaret Logan, and the two party girls in the running which means....... I will end up with a little one. Depends on the number of flashes but I usually change my mind right before threads are pulled.
Before the printer dies a third time I got May's box finished. Another dark red, Liberty. Using small samplers came out so much better than the countless hours of trying to manipulate large ones. I look back at the first ones years ago and am disappointed that they weren't nicer. But Now that I am pleased with results, everyone is boxed out! So this will be the last set of the squares, starting May 1.
I was asked why I keep chocolate in the house since I am addicted. It's because I have to know I can grab a piece during a chocolate emergency, and also to teach and test my willpower. I need to learn that I can walk away and stay away from sweets. I have a real problem, did with cigarettes and moved on to sweets. Our local paper had an article today that 20% of local babies so far this year were born addicted. I saw what these innocent babies go through their first months of life and the mothers who can't care for them and it kills me inside. If you ever watch them wail and shake, you will never forget it.
The treadmill died which we knew was coming. It would abruptly stop when the breaker blew even after a short distance and slow walk. Mark took the motor apart and it needs new brushes (which are metal blocks but called brushes) and we will order them somewhere and start it up again. I hate exercise and especially the noise of the treadmill, but I am so out of shape that it is necessary. I used to follow Leslie Sansone for 45 minutes while holding weights and now I am lucky if I finish 15 with assistance!
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
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