AUGH!!! Such a little item and if it wasn't me tripping and having them fly off the plywood, or sudden rain drops while out back, or a stupid swarm of tiny bugs, or floating cat hair, there was always something messing up or sticking to the little bastards while I was spraying the final sealer. Use a thinner to smooth the finish, lift the paint, ruin the label, sand it down, start all over! I will never make these again. But don't quote me. Today is the last day I am wasting, and I mean wasting, on them. For the hours put in they should be $40! Haven't decided for sure on price but it will certainly be under $10. This has put a real damper on continuing with the boxes too.
I do have progress to show on the sampler. Starting on the birds and bottom motifs now, holding off on the eyelet ABC (after the last z) until I see the entire piece. Maybe those three large letters in red would be perfect, maybe not. I'm not following the chart's color placement and decided to use only three neutrals in the center area so as not to compete with the bright birds in the bottom. Once the bottom is completed the sampler will tell me which color will work best. I've had quite enough of stitch removal these last weeks.
It's September, it's cooled off, I'm crabby as hell. Hope to be done with canning by tomorrow so I can put that behind me also. Someone gave us a jar of hot pepper rings last year and we loved the recipe so asked if she would mind sharing. Not at all, her sister in law's friend's mother's neighbor's daughter's boyfriend gave it to her. God bless her for being able to remember the source. I would have said..... uh..... I can't remember where I got it. So we spent a day cutting and seeding a half bushel of hot peppers and immersing overnight in the brine, as directed. Good grief you never saw such twisted faces after testing a pepper. We had to throw them all out. Yes, that's the way things have been going. Frustrating but that's life. One good thing - I picked up Nitzy, set him on the swing, and the entire vial of flea med was used before my blood was drawn. He was a good boy.
Hoping your September is a good month.
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