Hi hi hi. Hope all is well with you. It's the 16th and we've passed the center mark of September. Has anyone checked to see if the earth is rotating a little faster?
I was going to start a small hornbook sampler chart but still have Santa on my mind. I've been disappointed many times when ordering overdyed online so will substitute for the WDW threads. I have Needle Necessities skeins in red and decided to dip them in the brown dye jar and then the gray. The red is toned down now and looks pretty good. I stuck the red Wildflowers in too.
Not many changes except for leaving out parts of the design. It has an arched border charted but isn't stitched in the model. I don't plan on adding it and may even leave the side greenery off too. I thought a dark background was necessary to show the DMC 612 base and his beard, thought a night sky would be nice with those stars.
The Gunmetal is not a color I care for but I think it will work well for this Santa.
If I stitch the side branches I'll use a lighter gray green, but I may just do the Santa area. I thought about trying a dye dip to change the linen a little but I have no idea which way to go, so I'll leave it alone.
I took down a few ferns to water them and take a look. This table is 36". These guys are amazing and would take up way too much space inside.
Almost took Carole to the hospital again yesterday, but this time because of what she ate. Mussels. She loves them but it's the second time she had to send unopened ones back and ended up deathly ill eight hours later. She's never had a problem before, but now said she will never order them again. I am allergic to shellfish but I don't think I could handle crabs and lobsters boiled alive and taking minutes to die. Can't they knock them out first? I understand that bacteria forms very quickly after death so they must be alive right up to cooking but there has to be a more humane way to quickly end it. She's doing OK today and got a few hours sleep.
Not sure if I want an iced coffee or a (lots of) chocolate Coke. I tried Diet Pepsi because it doesn't use Nutrasweet and it wasn't as good so it's back to regular Coke.
Bud said he hopes you enjoy the weekend.