Oct 14, 2015

That memory thing

Greetings!  How is everyone?  Enjoying what's left of Fall before the white crap starts flying?  We will have a very cold weekend and I'm already bitching before it's even here.
I remember telling you a few years ago how I received a package and was excited to view the contents even before I got back into the house.  Distraction (probably something inane as usual) caused me to set it down and move on.  A few weeks later, I found the completely forgotten package in the garage and was able to get excited all over again.  Certainly got my money's worth with that one.  Now I'm doing it with stitchery.  I decided to do a little more thorough cleaning and happened to notice two items that made me go "wow!  I like that!".  One of them was very recent and I am thrilled with it.  Again.  Am I the only one doing this?  This is scary!  Maybe because of my display methods I don't notice them and they just sort of blend into the background.  Not a good thing.  In case you forgot, here they are.  Robina and the double pouch of Harriet Hazlin. 
I just love that Robina and she reminds me of R&R's Dorothy Allen that is very similar in colors.  I would show you, but I have no idea where she is. 
Carol (StitchingDream) asked readers to help out a friend who lost all her supplies which gave me a perfect opportunity to thin out the linen.  I really prefer the dark, stiff, and coarse, have plenty, and hope she can find use for these colors and textures.  If you would like to help Carol's friend, visit her blog for more information.
Final sanding will be done today on the cupboard seams and I have a little trick that I do when sanding in the house.  Old washcloths are folded and sewn into a small pouch leaving an opening just large enough to fit on the dust collector tube, held on with a tight twist tie.  I never seem to have luck with those collector bags so I decided to try this heavy terry cloth - the trick is to wet the pouch.  Seems to work much better.  I turn it inside out and get rid of the dust, rinse it and store it for next time.  I also use a spray bottle to wet towels or cloths that protect items so they hold the fine dust.
Worked on Sally last night.  I think one of the reasons I fell into this slump is constantly having to check the chart.  Stems and flowers and vines don't allow the mindless alphabet work that I am used to.  But I am determined to finish her before I move on.  Poor girl has been stuck in this bag for too long.
Time to get back to cleaning.  Still haven't found a solution to the computer issues and can't click on text boxes to type, whether commenting on your blogs or to post on mine.  If a new window pops up I can most times, but if the comments are embedded I can't. This old laptop's touchpad doesn't work and the mouse is past its prime too.  Hit and miss.  It's not the computer itself but the operating system and browser settings that aren't cooperating.
Hope your week finishes with smiles and sweets.
Thanks for visiting.


Anonymous said...

Love your fix for the sanding dust! I'm cheering you on to finish Sally - I do that too, force myself to finish stitching something I'm tired of before moving on to others. I always feel relief at the end, not just satisfaction in the finished project...actual relief. Maybe that's a double win?
Do you string up the mushrooms your husband finds? It sounds like it would make for some lovely kitchen photos, ropes of mushrooms strung around. SF

diamondc said...

Oh Marly: I hope you get your computer fixed soon, it is so maddening.
I love your package to Carol, I have put together a package myself and will mail it off tomorrow.
Good luck on the sanding.
I cannot even bring myself to say that four letter word, you know it starts with and (s) ends with a (w) and has a (no) in between, I just do not like to be out in it.


C M Designs said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wash cloth idea for sanding. I need to sand the top of my kitchen table and was worried about the dust it would cause.
Enjoy your chilly weekend. That time of the year has come too fast. Where did summer go ?
Charlotte in Va.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm in love with Robina and the way you're displaying her. I have a similar candle holder - now to find something to hang there. :) blessings, marlene

Lida said...

Thanks for the inspiration and hope you get the pc to work better! Enjoy the week and hope the white stuff is not coming soon! Greetings

Marie said...

Your stitching and finishing always inspires me!
I too am bundling up in preparation for the first frost expected this weekend ~ Brrr
Off to read Carol's post, I am certain there is stuff in my stash I can offer up.

Carol said...

Marly, I am so happy that so many of you are helping out Cindy. I know we would all feel devastated if anything were to happen to our stash--just can't imagine! Thanks so much for your contributions--I know she'll love the linen :)

Yep--winter is on the way. We put the flannel sheets and electric blanket on the bed today :) But, I read our winter isn't going to be very cold this year due to El Nino... fingers crossed!

Maggee said...

It was chilly here this weekend... They call it Fall... I think it is a bit of winter myself! My computer is horrible also... Needs more memory, but can't figure out what kind! I really hate to part with Windows 7 since there is NOTHING wrong with it! Plus I have Office 7 on it... would have to replace that expensive program... geez!! I think I have a case of your blahs... nothing appeals right now. But I have plenty other things to do! Hugs!

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