Friday, June 21, 2013

Good day yesterday...off day today...

Just not feeling myself this morning. I do not like the person that is here today....just not feeling too well, nothing major, just my stomach is unhappy. A few pills and I hope by the time noon rolls by I will be okay. I think it may have been the brussel sprouts last night... but they were so good.Yesterday was a nice day. I got to visit with Debra and learned how to add beads to my tatting.
I did a practice piece and today will start the Christmas Tree with beads ornament! I have to get use to the new larger shuttle, but as long as I move slowly with it, I will feel more comfortable. Just when I finally felt comfortable with the regular one.  I am using some inexpensive multi colored seed beads for this one, then I will make one with nicer beads.
On Wednesday after our visit the tree trimmers arrived to take care of the palm trees....
to watch him climb to the top of this swaying tall skinny tree....then using his very very sharp cutting tool, off come the palm branches... a mountain of debris that is quickly picked up by the workers and put through the  shredder.  Our courtyard has 9 palm trees and as soon as it is started, he is finished. The Grackles swoop in to grab any seeds and bugs.... the lawn is raked and by the time Mr H was up, he did not know they were even here.
We found a possible bee colony. I was watching a bunny on our front pathway and I saw this bee enter the bottom of the frame of the front bedroom window... he did not come back out and then another slid in. Never knew there was a space there! Mr H immediately sprayed the only insect spray on hand and we taped off the window bottom. Last night one tried to leave but got caught in the tape. Today Mr H will seal it off permanently. Just how long has this been going on?  If this continues, I guess we will have to call someone in to check. I do not want to hurt the bees as they are so important to pollination for the flowers, but I also do not expect to allow them to build nests in the outside house wall. Never a dull moment around here. This  morning as I picked up the newspaper, a lizard scooted  from under it....thank goodness it decided to run the other way and not into the garage. That has happened once before..... took a few days before it found it's way out. Well, think a cup of tea is necessary.... glad you visited today.... thank you for the kind words and emails that I so enjoy. Have a wonderful day...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A tatted pincushion completed

I can't believe that I have not been here since Friday last. Since I have not done or been anywhere memorable, there is not much to say about these last 4 days.... well, I have been stitching and Mr H and I have enjoyed watching a the P D James Adam Daglish series. We enjoy the various mystery series and never tire of seeing them over again. I have made nice progress on The Doll... soon it will be time to find her backing piece and trim. I have promised myself to look in my fabric stash first....
I have a busy day with Mr H as he has 2 doctor appointments today.... I have a meeting with Debra tomorrow to practice adding beads to my tatting. You knew I would sooner or later want to know how to do that. I love adding beads to almost everything. I did find a bracelet to bead on line but forgot to pick up the pearls yesterday before leaving work. I am off until Tuesday so I plan to get lots of stitching time in. Would you like to see my new pincushion?

I really like how it finished. I added beads to attach it to the cushion. I kept them subtle but there is a sparkle when you see them. I did learn a few things while tatting this piece. The patterns are not always right understandable.... they leave things out or maybe they assume you should know things. I now am sure to base what I am doing on looking at the picture also and writing out instructions simply. All in all, I am very pleased with myself! I see a few of these as being gifts.....as well as the snowflakes. I think I know which of them will be next. I am happy to have shared my time with you today.... thanks for the kind words and emails. I will be listing the give away tomorrow.... so there is still time to choose. Have a great day.