Friday, September 6, 2013

I need a strong magnate

If I could fine just half the lost needles in my house... once again I have lost yet another needle. I know I put it on the magnate with my work last night. Maybe I should find a real powerful magnate to locate them throughout the house. When I go to work today I will need to buy several more packages of size 28. I just can not believe how I loose them. My fear is that Mr H will step on one. Although he usually, unlike me, wears something on his feet. I on the other hand am always barefooted. Shh, please do not tell my podiatrist. By any chance, have you seen  a missing bottom to my Brite Lite? you know, the piece that attaches to the clip on end so it stands on it's own and has the magnate on the bottom. Yup, I lost that too. I do not have any clue as where to look. It is here somewhere... but where. I am not usually this careless... yes, with needles it is a given, but not with this piece. Normally if I remove it from the the light I put t in the stitch basket that I am working with. I guess Sunday morning will be my  hunting day. I shall make a list of things I can not find and hopefully I will find them.
I did  get the needed thread ti finish The Witch so she will be soon standing and while I was there I bought the threads for...
the next doll in the series.... she will have to wait a week or so because I do have a few other things to do. Love the colors. I do hope there will more of these sweet dolls. Fun to do....
I am off to work today... I must make my list of "to get" and put it in my pocket so I do not forget. Imagine, I will be right there and if there is no list in my pocket, I will forget to get what I want! Geez! Before "I forget"..... rememeer we chatted about the big lizard and the baby thing....
Apparently, there were some babies born. Now whether or not this is from my resident lizard I did not ask...you see (if you can click and enlarge) it has those same long large claws as the big one. Mr H  often hears rustling around the plants in the yard when he waters and trims....I just got shivers up my back! He is still quite small... maybe 6 inches or so. He has that definite band of color around his neck. Well, guess that is all I have to share today....oh except... I had a wonderful stitch and chat with Sweet Jeanne.  It is nice to get together especially when it is just a short walk of 1 minute between our houses. Her project is almost finished and she will offer her pattern here on my blog! So, when she is ready I will post. Thanks for visiting with me today...thank you for the kind words and emails....I always enjoy hearing from you. Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Picking apples

Autumn/Fall was always the time to go to the orchard to get apples. We had a wonderful place to go and the best apples in Rhode Island. Here though, when the temps are still in the 100's the apple orchard thought is far far away. Now I stop at the display table in the market. Oh well....
Last night I was not a happy stitcher. No indeed. I emptied the stitch basket, tossed The Witch aside, parked the needle which I then lost, but no. There was not another skein of Envy anywhere to be found. Well, of course I did not buy two. At the time I did not know that I would make changes. Well, I knew there would be changes, there always is, but did not think that far ahead. The Witch does not have the bottom of her dress finished. I am down to the last 300 stitches and pouf...not enough thread. I will call the needlework shop later before riding there. In the meantime, The Witch is getting apples of a different kind today. I will be going across to Sweet Jeanne's this morning to stitch and chat. A very pleasant thought! Oh the needle. My needles constantly vanish. Sometimes I Mr H finds them as he does the many dropped beads. I do park them on the magnet attached to my work, except when I loose them! I start every project with a package of size 28 needles. At the finish I am lucky to have 2 left. I even break them...do not ask.
Last night Mr H took the camera and found this lovely sunset...
Thank you for visiting with me... hope you have a wonderful day......your kind words make my day wonderful!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time can stand still

Time seems to pass so quickly these last few years. The days fly by and one month soon becomes the next. Friends though, are always there. This weekend while on Facebook at a page dedicated to my old hometown, I saw a post... I knew the name. Oh, I knew many names, not of the person posting but of their parents! This particular name Cheryl, was important. There was an added surname, but it was the same girl.  We lived many years across the street from one another.... her parents, her sister and Cheryl. I had many laughs and many chats over tea with the three of them. Then we moved away, not far, but somehow we lost touch as often does happen. I sent her a message privately from the page and wondered if there would be a response... of course there was. She sent one back, I sent another with my phone number not sure if she would call the long distance.... of course she did. I was out for a few minutes! As soon as I could I returned the call. After catching up on our lives, it was as if we were across the street once again. So many changes in each of our lives, but our friendship is still there. We lived in the same city/state and lost touch to now living 3000 miles apart to rekindle our chats. Many time I complain about FB but continue to visit it so I can stay in touch with those across the country..... this was one of those happy moments.... finding Cheryl again. On my next visit back to RI I will find the time to see Cheryl, Margo and Lori.....
Thank you for listening to my tale of friendship...thank you for being my blogging friends. Off to work today...have a good day.

Monday, September 2, 2013

No labor today...

Actually, I do not work on Mondays anyway. So I started my day very early ... 2 AM, organizing a few thins in the sewing room, did a laundry, then I decided to starch my tatted motifs and ..
then this is what I did. I bought a 12 x 12 shadow box frame and mounted all but tow...those are dangled from the top at the front. I think it looks pretty nice. For now it is atop the fireplace mantle. It does have a hook on the back for hanging. Mr H is pleased as he did not want me packing them away until Christmas. I got a great deal on the shadow box frame. Jo Ann's sells this particular one for $44.99, it was on sale for $26.99, my discount brought it to $20.42 with tax and then..... I had a gift card for $25.00. If you follow this, I did not pay for it technically. At least not of my own money. We received the gift card from corporate for our inventory reward. As Martha would say...that's a good thing! It is easy to open the back to remove the motifs when I am ready.
Shortly Mr H and I will be taking a ride to an antiques area in Phoenix. I am determined to get the dress stitching finished on The Witch today. I finished the Halloween exchange stitching and now to complete that project this week. Need to get the goodies...treats, and the trick....hmm, still thinking on that part. I really like the way the stitching turned out and can't wait to show it to you...just have to wait until  Halloween. Guess that is it today....tomorrow I will tell you about a friend lost and found. Thank you for sharing your time with m e...have a great day.