May 27, 2016

One way or another

I'm having a sack on my door.

 
I'm hooked.  All I did was cut cheap mounting board to fit the inside so it holds its shape, pinned the front to the back to keep it closed.  I could attach the flag to the front as I did the other.  Now I will get another natural canvas bag and stamp or stencil with aging.  The light canvas needs something on it, the denim looks fine plain.  No weight or bulk from the plants, and I can stick a few twigs or silk vines inside.  If I want it puffed a little, plastic grocery bags will do the trick. I have yards of really heavy canvas from JoAnn's that I was planning to sew into sacks and Patti was going to stamp and age.  She's been gone a year already.
 
Here's progress on the PS.  Loving the colors.  The roof will probably be one strand of 310 with 844.  Haven't decided if I will follow the chart on the windows but if I do, they will be a pale yellow as if the lights were on.  If I don't, I will chose a color to outline the panes instead.  That will be last.  Right now I need to choose the grape colors and don't want too bright, too dark, too strong. 
 
It's hot.  Finally!  But with each passing year, I seem to have an internal gauge that gets higher.  Never bothered me before and I enjoyed the heat.  It is only mid 80's and my body is Velcro.  Sticky enough that the bathroom coffee dash needs to be anticipated to give me an extra minute to peel off these pants.  It's not sweat, it's glue.  I have Elmer's seeping from my pores.  I need to start using a body powder again.  But when Elmer's hits it, I may turn a milky shade of Modge Podge.  Very loose men's cotton t's are all I am comfortable in (they hide a lot too), otherwise, the blouses/tops stick to me.  But it's summer and I will put up with it. 
 
I'm not the only one that has gained weight.  Right Budman? And just like me, he hates exercise.
Have a wonderful weekend!
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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14 comments:

Carol said...

Your latest bag looks great, Marly! And I do love the one you painted the flag on, too. I've been sick all week (the flu--in May!?!?) and am just catching up with my blog reading... Had to laugh at your neighbor copying your decorating ideas, but I can certainly see why :)

Your PS WIP in these colors looks fabulous--glad you are enjoying your stitching.

Stay cool (if possible) on this sticky holiday weekend. I'm with you--the older I get, the more the humidity gets to me!

Jacqueline said...

Your denim bag looks great. You do have a knack at putting things and colors together very well.

Heritage Hall said...

A plane flying over will never see fault with the fern....actually, the fern will settle down and satisfy your eagle eye without a shorter pot. Just love your denim sack... and ideas.

Mary said...

Love the blue bag on door, you make me laugh, glue. hahaha. My tiny little rescue from an abandoned laundry room in an apartment building, Otto, is on a diet he now weighs 18.2 pounds. Way too much, saying his grandfather is a Maine Coon ( 22 lbs average) is not working at the Vets. Diet food is expensive but I told my husband I am NOT going to do urine test every morning before he had insulin shots NO WAY. So expensive Hills Prescription diet it is. Have a great weekend. Ivy is beautiful, good choice.

Robin in Virginia said...

Like the sack with the flag on your door! I like the leaves on the PS piece. What pair of greens did you go with? Enjoy your weekend!

Penny said...

I had to chuckle reading this post, as I just told my daughters that it would be capris and big tee shirts for me all summer, so get ready. No looks, no comments, no nothing. Just let me be as comfortable as I can be! "Life is Good" tees are wonderful...the fabric is so cool and comfy. Love your sacks and the PS stitchery is looking beautiful!

Barb said...

I know just what you mean. The other morning I was out for my walk and it was only 64 degrees. I was in only a tee shirt. My friend stopped her car and asked if I wasn't cold. I was not,in fact, I was actually a bit too warm. My temps are so far off it's not funny! I do love the look of the bag on your door.

Truus said...

Do love the colors in your PS sampler -which are the colors you used for the leaves?
Have a great weekend
Greetings Truus from Holland

C. M. Designs said...

Happy weekend. I will be inside with the AC and a sweatshirt on. I hope you and the "Budman" will find a cool place to enjoy.
Best wishes,
Charlotte in Va.

Bonnie said...

Happy Memorial Day to you and Thanks for the chuckle this morning love reading your blog. Your flowers, door decor are so pretty. Also have a fat black cat and we both hate exercise also. Copied your pink impatient ideas this year.

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Primitive Stars said...

Morning Marly, love the bag on the door and the fat cat, more to love.Blessings Francine.

~mj~ said...

Yep, the heat is on! Here in Texas it is hot and humid, in the high 90s most days. I sweat also...a lot. I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, and with meds to lower my blood sugar, I don`t mind the heat nearly as much. Maybe you should get checked, just in case?

Love the hanging sacks...and your blog is a favorite.

mj

laceystitcher said...

Love your door decoration - just so cute! The PS project is going to be so cute. I know what you mean about hot; I don't like for it to get over 80; we have so much humidity in KS. It means I am staying inside with the air-conditioning. So happy I have it!! Signing off for now. Enjoy the holiday, and remember loved ones......

Chris said...

The boys here are looking chunky too.

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