Sounds like you're fairly organized, Martha. We still have areas that need attention here, one room that's never been purged, some places that need redoing, like my office. Clutter gets out of control so easily.
Sounds like a nice evening, D. Merry early Christmas!
I spent most of the day reading my book, Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz. It was interesting and hard to put down. I still think Koontz is a brilliant storyteller. Now I have to find another book to read.
I can't remember ever doing one as a child, but we didn't live anywhere where I might have seen one.
Went shopping this morning and it was much busier than I expected, being game day, but then I found out the game isn't until 7pm, so yeah, lot of people everywhere. And last minute christmas shopping. Was tiring and I haven't really done anything today. Just starting supper now.
I did get the sewing room cleaned up a bit yesterday. You know how things accumulate. Put away some costume skirts, and had to rearrange a few things, and re-hang some stuff. Then today I found more scarves and a dress that needs put away.
Can't believe the weekend is gone already.
12-22-2019, 06:14 PM
Finished 1 hand warmer. Identified marks on candelabra. Doesn't appear valuable (maker 1920-1945.) I am not a candelabra person. Individual candlesticks - yes. Maybe will try & see if it grows on me? The ice bucket polished nicely, and 1 heavy Gorham candlestick I will try on replacements.com if they are buying. Polished 1 short candy dish - so thin it was like polishing a disposable aluminum pie pan. Creases and dents already so not valuable at all. Stuck a short pillar candle in it and tied ribbon around and put it in another room. That is 3rd one around the house w/ candles now.
12-23-2019, 08:22 AM
Didn't get the painting started on the shelf extension yesterday, but did gather up the stuff, so will get the first coat done right away today.
I realized I was overthinking the dust cover for the tool bag, so decided to just make a square big enough to lay over the top. Then I thought about the mismade quilt squares I did last week. I will have to mismake a few more blocks, but I don't mind. That will make a nice dust cover. That false start has been bugging me because I couldn't think what to make with it so it wasn't a waste and wouldn't just be laying around useless. I hope to get that done today, too, but will have to see what distractions develop.
12-23-2019, 10:06 AM
Did get all the packages I was expecting. The problem is that some of the DVD's won't play on my computer. On one hand, they're from the UK, which means they're Region 2 while I"m in the US (Region 1). On the other, I've had no problem playing other DVD's from the UK/Region 2 on the same computer in the past. Sigh. They were a couple of seasons of Time Team, a UK show on archaeological digs. The premise is the Time Team (a group of archaeologists and historians) go to/are called into a known or potential historical site and have three (3) days to dig it. In some cases, it's a site where there's rumors or stories of something historical located there. In other cases, the historical site is known but they're looking into sections that haven't been excavated or looked into. Not sure how the show started but at some point they started filming the actual dig while they're there so the audience gets to see archaeologists while they're working.
Anyway, finished the first wool lapgan. I ended up having half a skein left over, which I'll use for scarves later. It was getting pretty long with what I had. I started the second wool lapgan and am about halfway through the first skein.
12-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Another day of odds and ends.
Got the first coat on the shelf extension.
I attached the chains on the birdhouses, got those assembled, and boxed them up, ready to be wrapped tomorrow.
In the mess of tools in the tool bag I repurposed, there was a triple outlet made to plug into a wall socket. It had covers over its outlets, but they had broken off. I drilled new holes in strategic places and reattached the covers with little zip ties. Then I made a cover for the prongs on the outlet, using some styrofoam from the trash, so the prongs won't damage my new bags. My extension cord that lives in my travel bag also has a triple outlet, so I will be able to plug the 'new' sockets into it and have 5 places to plug stuff in. Could be handy.
I dragged the stepstool into the sewing room and fetched down a 2" foam cushion. Then I dug in the pack cloth tote and found an old cushion cover. Cutting the foam in half made the 2 halves a perfect fit for the cover, which in turn made the new cushion a perfect fit to lay on the floor under the drop down ironing board on the end of my work table. Poor Shadow always wants to lay where I'm working, on the cold, hard floor, right in the way where we want to walk. I got sick of moving a pad back and forth from the living room, not to mention we often forget to move it. Now she has a permanent pad that's out of the way. Poor girl should have had that a long time ago, especially since it wasn't even any work or expense. But it's all good now and she likes it.
I got the dust cover done. Not my best work but it's okay and will do the job. I'm happy I found a use for the pieced blocks and also the what-was-I-thinking blue fabric on the ends, which I also used for backing. I like how it turned out. Attachment 49997
Husby went shopping out of town. He's nuts. He decided the day before Christmas Eve would be a good day since it's Monday and a workday. 44 yrs and I still don't understand Norwegian logic. :lol:
12-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Renmerc, we love Time Team! One of the episodes is even set in the village I used to live in when my family was over there. It was funny seeing them dig up my old softball field. Sometimes you can find episodes online. I hope you're able to figure out a way to play your DVDs.
SD, there's a surprising number of people who haven't figured out that christmas is on the same day every year. I hope yours finds what he's looking for and gets home safe. Mine just decided to go over to the mall to get a haircut.
Been doing semi-random stuff here all day. Ran to the drugstore this morning. Did another strand of green thread on the x-stitch. Getting tired of green. Remembered I needed to double check BIL's address before sending the annual christmas BBQ. (Why is it when you want to sit quietly and sew all the stuff you forgot comes popping into your head?) Glad I checked with him because they are taking the kids out of town for 2 weeks so I have to ship to a different address this year. Got to wrap the pillow cases and mail them tomorrow.
Worked on the blue quilt. It looks a mess because I don't have room to lay it out flat. DH saw it and said "It looks like a tornado hit your sewing room". I said "Yeah, that's what I think every time I walk in there."
I measured my remaining blue fabrics and will have to do some calculations to figure out the next ring. It's only 4ft across, but feels bigger.
Nice basket cover, SD. That's a fun blue fabric, but yeah, hard to work with.
12-23-2019, 05:04 PM
Husby got back okay. The van even got up the hill on the first try, and since he had the van, we finally could get the weather stripping for the side door we can see daylight around.
I keep a note pad by my machine so I can write down the stuff I think of while I sew. I was working on my first novel during the time I did contract sewing and did a lot of writing while I sewed. I never took notes then though, just made up stuff in my head and typed it up later. I think the repetitiveness of sewing all those boots which didn't require thought just let my mind focus on creativity.
12-23-2019, 07:33 PM
The folks here do Christmas in a big way. Iím the holdout with gift cards and the crochet bags - lol. I do easy. LG had such a pile she decided to save part of them to open on Christmas Eve. For the first time I gave her just a book and a gift card like everyone else. Sheíll have more fun shopping than just ripping into another package or two.
I got the big whiteboard I requested, and another cart like the one Iím using for my cross stitch. Just a couple of days ago I was wishing I had another. And a bunch of other stuff. The star presents of the evening: a metal detector for one of the guys who was so excited he almost had to be restrained from going out with it last night, so he just played with it in the kitchen detecting the metal there - lol. And for his dad, I guess to honor the blend of the Philippines and Louisiana, a rotisserie pig roaster for pigs up to 85 pounds, with all the pig roasting accoutrements, including fire impervious gloves that could probably withstand a nuclear blast. Last week Sharon also bought an enormous grill for out here, the sort on a trailer bed you can haul. Big. He is our bbq master and all I can say is no pig or chicken is safe. The plan is also to build an outdoor pizza oven this summer. Can you tell Sharon likes to feed people? Feed a lot of people a lot of food? For her part she got the six mayhaw trees she been wanting. She envisions making gallons of mayhaw jelly that goes for a premium price around here. Leave me out if that project. My jelly making days are far in the past.
The gift that had us all staring at Sharon with our mouths open is for LG and is being saved for Christmas. A hover board - because ďshe really wanted one.Ē Our reaction was the contemporary version of ďyouíll shoot your eye out!Ē Weíll see who ends up in the ER first. Any bets on the first injury? Wrecked ankle or knee? Broken nose?Broken bone? Iím going with concussion or other major head trauma. Actually the athletic girl should be fine. It when the adults start lining up for a go that I expect the carnage to begin.
12-23-2019, 08:22 PM
I said the three strands on 18 count was hard to sew. It turned out to be the needle. Another thing Iíve learned about recently is another brand of needles called Patís (or someoneís) Favorite Needles, or something like that. They are ridiculously expensive, but the reviews were often such raves it made me curious. I found the cheapest five pack on Etsy or eBay to give them a try. I agreed with everyone that they were good needles, but didnít find them anything special. However last night I got one out to try with this and what a difference! This is now very close if not equal to normal stitching. Maybe it would be worth it for size 28 on this and the25 count. Anyway, Iím really glad this got a lot easier.
12-23-2019, 08:55 PM
DC, I have heard those are good needles, but I'm not ready to drop the money on them yet. Sounds like you guys had a heck of a holiday party. Can't wait to hear about adventures with the hoverboard, metal detector and bbq pit. What a wonderful community you live in.
I wrapped a couple of small gifts for DH today and put them near the tree. There is one more box... the box is part of the gift... with special snacks and a few small items, that I will set out tomorrow night.
I expect christmas eve to be a quiet day. I have counted out my pinwheels and am ready to resume work on that.
SD, I keep note pads next to my machine, too. I have lots of lists of projects to finish.
12-23-2019, 09:34 PM
Hilarious! What a fun time your party sounds like. I will also be awaiting the hoverboard reports, which I hope will not involve ER visits.
Glad the new needles are making your stitching easier.
We don't much do gifts here. I got a new serger plus my new bag set, so my Christmas was more than covered since both were wants, not needs. Husby bought a new activity tracker watch to replace the Fitbit he lost, right before he found the Fitbit. LOL. We bought some new toys for the dogs, and bought or made small things for Mom. Shadow got her new pad today. Our Christmases are always low key. Mostly we happen to buy stuff around Christmas and call it gifts, which works for us.
CH, I would be afraid to make a list of sewing projects. Maybe I should though. I forgot the plan to make a sweatshirt quilt and almost got rid of some stuff I need for that. I should get that quilt made. It would probably stand up to the dogs better, when Storm wrestles Shadow down to the bed so he can sit on her. He's such a bratty little brother. Poor girl. They completely destroyed the last bedspread I made. A sweatshirt quilt would go relatively fast, I think.
12-23-2019, 11:55 PM
A sweatshirt quilt would be fun.
I don't have a list of every project, I wouldn't want to dig through this mess and try to list them all. Some are likely permanently shelved, like various costumes. Every year I look around and make a list of 10-15 projects I'd like to finish for the year. Some are big like a quilt, some are small like a ribbon brooch, some get finished like those zipper pouches, and some don't, like the casserole dish carrier. It helps me remember what is in the pile, and sometimes gives me a place to go to refocus my efforts. It's a reminder that I do have projects, not just a pile of crap, and that I don't need to be buying more random crap.
I really want to get to the casserole carrier Real Soon Now so I can use it during the winter months. It's going to be 4 hours of design and pattern modification, swearing and banging my head on the table, and 30 minutes of sewing. Iv'e hesitated an entire year. I also have the purple blocks I made with my cutter almost 2 years ago, won't make a large quilt, possibly a wall hanging. Would be a nice one to display for spring. I have almost worked on it a couple times.
One other thing I want to do this year is keep up better with my blog. My last post was in March, listing my top 12 project goals for 2019. I attempted 5 of the 12 on my list. Where did the year go?
12-24-2019, 12:35 AM
the party sounded fun.. and presents people can't wait to use is always good. patterns..well lol the amount saved in ravelry and links for crochet plus mags. found fabric and a pattern that I bought in the states w the gifts I had bought. forgot I had it.. if we had a fire...
didn't sleep much so went to work early to avoid all the crowds hard when it is a store but apparently gets busier later in the day and of course 5 mins before closing xmas eve. dh had appts and after I hit library to return dvds. now of course there are holds that weren't there earlier so dh will get them tomorrow. last presents came in the mail.
family drama cus xmas got sorted and now a change of plans for something else new years. not motivated to do much.. not much cooking takeout last night leftovers and chicken today. tree is up, decorations, kids can clean, cards need to be done and mailed but... got a haircut and decided to splurge and got gel nails and pedicure. my nails are bad. don't grow etc. we got tickets for movies tomorrow. have doc appt and meeting friend in the morning. did do the 2 scrunchies last night to go w friends card. and started another hat. really need to finish more projects before starting more.
12-24-2019, 01:55 AM
If I had my way, gift exchange would stop, but you can’t fight the culture of your community. Of course I have done some over the top gift buying this year, but it was all for ME. Apparently I need to work a little on this spirit of Christmas thing - LOL. Part of it is just that I have seen a lot more Christmases come and go than the others. Sharon is that way too for herself, but loves to indulge the younger group. Her thing is decorating and feeding people. Also, they pretty much save up the big stuff for Christmas presents, or birthdays. I just get what I want or need through the year. I think that’s a lot of what makes Christmas such an apparent extravaganza here.
I’ve given up on annual lists. That’s one reason I’m trying it in seasonal bites this year. Too long a list is overwhelming.
12-24-2019, 02:09 AM
A list does help focus. I make lists a lot, just not so much craft or sewing projects unless I plan to start them soon. The exception is making lists of sewing projects related to a bigger category, like camper mods. This yr, that included the AAR, straps for clothesline supports, bedding for my bed mod, pantry basket liners, bags, etc. But things like the shower mod, new handrail, undercounter storage mod, replacing AC, etc, were on the same list. I already have my mod list started for 2020.
I'm trying to figure out what I could do with all the crenoline I've cut out of wedding gowns. So far, the only thing I can think of is using it to stabilize the sweatshirt quilt blocks. Probably I will end up tossing most of it. Hate that.
12-24-2019, 02:15 AM
Same thing here, D. If we have a want or need, we just buy as it comes up. We sometimes have a special meal or snacks but that's about it.
12-24-2019, 08:19 AM
We do a low key holiday as well. We buy some presents for each other and a few other people. I make some presents for a few family members. However, I also get my end of the year bonus around this time. So the amount I have to spend on myself is more than the amount of gifts I get.
This year we decided not to put up our regular tree, which was only a four feet table top tree. We just have some mini trees and a wreath. I just felt pretty low energy and we decided not to do it.
We are however making some special food for Christmas. We did chocolate covered fruit earlier.
We did get a new TV right after Thanksgiving. We had talked about replacing it before and it was on sale.
12-24-2019, 08:25 AM
Pig-roaster sounds perfect but I was shaking my head about the hoverboard.....
Working on 2nd hand warmer, plan to finish today and put away. JoAnn ad appears to have the Big Twist yarn on sale 4/$5 (6 oz skeins I hope) starting Thursday and I am really tempted. It is quite soft and suitable for baby projects as well as elderly.
12-24-2019, 10:52 AM
I'm not going to get dgd's quilt done for Christmas. I needed to clear the sewing table off so I'd have room to maneuver it, but just didn't get it done. This week and next we'll be getting everything put back to normal and the table will be cleared off. I will get it done soon. I'm not going to let another year go by. Then I'll start on the other quilt and get it finished. Then I plan to start some homemade gifts for next Christmas. I have a plan in my mind. Maybe I should write it all down and keep myself accountable. Yeah, okay.
12-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Jettsmom, I didn't get either of my quilts done, either. I cleaned up yesterday, put some more scarves and a couple dresses away, and the suitcase that's been sitting out since the beginning of November. At least DH's gifts aren't in there hidden under fabric any more. I think the roll of foam needs to find a new home, it's just in the way. Going to be a relaxed day, hoping to sew this afternoon.
12-24-2019, 11:40 AM
I got the last coat of paint on the shelf extension. I hope to get that installed this afternoon so I can get the paint stuff put away. I really should use up the paint and paint the desk that's holding up my embroidery machine. It's a hideously ugly brown with some staining on the top and would look better dark blue. The paint is old and if it's not used soon, it won't be any good. It would probably be just about the right amount for 2 coats on the desk. Not my first choice of color, but it's a work table so I'm not that picky. It's way better than the brown.
Got Mom's presents all wrapped and ready to go. Still have to deal with some food, but I'll probably do that in the morning.
12-24-2019, 03:37 PM
I’m slowly plugging away on the house today. I’m supposed to be Christmasing this afternoon and evening, but I begged off. For a too much information moment, I’ve developed a uti, lucky me, and Sharon picked up a prescription for me on the on way out so it’s publicly legitimate. I could soldier through it, of course, but if you’re unlucky like me, you know how uncomfortable it is. I’m just not eager for socializing, which is always a little taxing for this old introverted hermit. If I feel better, I’ll go over this evening. But since tomorrow all day and all evening, I think that will be enough.
I’ve decided for the WIP in my winter rotation instead of the north wind piece, I’ll get the antique Christmas car kit back out. It has floss that is fuller than DMC, so probably a lot like the CXC will be. It is full coverage, and I had only done a tiny bit on it, so I am going to restart it on 25 and see how that goes. I think all I have in 25 is white and (probably) pale gray. I need to look at it. If I like working on it with the half stitch, I want to get a few more pieces, a neutral warm tone or two and a light green that should look good with a lot of my patterns. The rush is that I want to everything cross stitch ordered by the end of the year, and then next year see how long I can go buying nothing but floss as needed. That’s the plan anyway.
I think I’m going to move all the yarn to the attic. I’m just not crocheting at all right now or for the foreseeable future. That will clear out a lot of space and I can regroup on some storage. I want to make a small closet a broom closet, since I’ve never had a good place to keep brooms, mops, and buckets. Moving the yarn would give me a good place to put the supplies in there now. That’s another end of the year project.
12-24-2019, 05:02 PM
I tend to just do relatively quick things for holidays. The necklaces I made took about 90 minutes each. Even that was a little much this year with all I had going on. I did not get them mailed till the 20th. So it is iffy they will get there on time.
In some non holiday news, I did some successful thread painting. I tried two skeins of thread with the Jacquard fabric paints and a little water. The color seemed to stick with them. The coverage was uneven but it makes for some nice subtle coloration.
The purple is all one batch, but I had to cut it because of thread tangles.
I tried another skein with alcohol markers and rubbing alcohol. I have got some bleeding in the wash. It is not as bad as my previous dye attempts. It may still be usable.
I think I may try more with the paints later.
12-24-2019, 05:15 PM
DC, hope you are feeling better soon. You have a right to a quiet christmas eve. Enjoy your stitching. I worked on mine some today. Got tired of the green and chose a medium brown and did a few branches.
Kathy, glad your thread project is a success. I like that blue color.
I found a stack of triangles and was able to assemble 5 blocks. I need another 8, which is 32 dark and light triangles each. I have a random handful, but not nearly that many. Looking at my remaining fabric choices.
The pillow cases are on their way.
12-24-2019, 06:23 PM
Thanks CH. The antibiotic should knock it out in a couple of days. I don’t know when I have last taken an antibiotic. It’s been years, so I didn’t hesitate to ask for it or the doctor to prescribe it, taking my word for it. This just isn’t the time to deal with it.
I got out the car kit and cut a piece of 25 ct white for it. Moving from 16 to 25 is a huge change. Now it’s 6x8. If I framed things on full coverage it wouldn’t matter what color it was done on, but since I don’t it will still be bordered by the fabric color. Unfortunately the gray is darker than I remember, but is the only one available unless there are dyed ones.
Kathy, your thread turned out ready great. I had never heard of the paint, but I’m glad it works so well. I’ll try to remember if I ever want to go adventuring with dying my own.
12-24-2019, 06:42 PM
Hope you feel better soon, D. Sounds like a quiet evening is just what the doctor ordered. Merry Stitchmas!
Cool threads, Kathy.
Sounds like progress for you, CH.
I tried working on my cross stitch, but it was one mistake after another.
We shoved stuff around in the cabin and got the short scaffolds freed up so I can set the desk on them for painting. I probably won't start that till Friday.
Got the shelf extension installed, and the bag fits just right. Glad that's over. It gives me a little more space for thread, too.
12-24-2019, 06:47 PM
D, you could add a broadcloth frame around your car when it's done, or mat board. Then the color of the embroidery fabric wouldn't matter.
12-24-2019, 07:30 PM
I don’t sew well enough to keep a border straight on this tiny count. A mat board without frame or glass would warp, and would require flat storage I don’t have since it could not be folded up, at least when I get to the larger ones. I would rather just stitch on a larger piece of fabric. Until, if ever, I get to the largest ones it won’t take big pieces of fabric. You squeeze a lot into a small space at 25 to the inch.
I’m posting to say the verdict is in. Stitching on the 25 ct lugana with two strands is much easier than 18 ct with three. The holes on the 25 count are easier to see than on the 18 too. The Lugana weave has larger holes than Aida. So no full coverage on 18. I’ll do it all on 25. I’m glad that’s settled. Jungle Buddha will get a restart too. I’ve onky done about 1/5 of one page, so better to switch to the easier way.
12-24-2019, 08:31 PM
You could stitch by hand and follow the rows in the embroidery cloth to keep straight, same as for the cross stitching.
Too bad we don't live closer. I'd be happy to sew around your work for you.
12-25-2019, 10:57 AM
Merry Christmas, my crafty peeps! I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday.
12-25-2019, 11:48 AM
Thanks SD. And Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, if you celebrate a different festival.
And if there are any Discworld fans out there - Happy Hogswatch!
12-25-2019, 01:04 PM
Happy happy everyone! DH and I gave each other crafty stuff, so we're going to go play together. He loves his new flannel shirts, too.
12-25-2019, 01:37 PM
Merry Christmas everyone! lovely thread kathy! good idea w closet dcompton. hopefully the uti gets knocked out fast. my mil suffered from them bad finally was one permanent antibiotics. got spoiled..dh isn't very good of thinking of gifts so I tell him here buy me this and that lol plus did amazon list this year. he did get me this mug and yarn without prompts lol everyone is happy here and it is sunny for a change! so all good Attachment 50005
12-25-2019, 05:14 PM
M- I love your mug!
I bailed early on the Christmas party, just got home. It will probably go on until 8-9 but I just wasn’t feeling up to. Up too late last night, up too early this morning, and the last straw was that between last night and this morning the toilet went out over there, so a trip to the bathroom was literally a trip. Out to my car, drive over to the house, then drive back. But I had fun, saw friends I only see on the big holidays, and ate well. I had partied enough though, and now I’m stretched out my recliner, cozy with s quilt on my lap, with books to listen to and cross stitch calling out to me.
CH. - that sounds like a perfect Christmas to me!
12-26-2019, 09:40 AM
Your Christmas does sound perfect, CH. What crafts did you get and do?
Sorry you didn't feel well during Christmas, D, but I know for you missing crowds of people isn't a hardship for you. Hope the antbiotics do their thing quickly.
Martha, looks like your husband knows you well! Fun mug.
Mom was very happy about the birdhouses and could not stop talking about how much she would enjoy having a couple of birdie families where she could watch them. I hope someone moves in next spring. She was also very excited about the new little electric skillet, more than I thought she would be. Apparently the old one is in bad shape, so it's lucky we got her the new one. She uses the old one all the time. She liked her other stuff, too. We're all hard to buy for, so it's nice when I can figure out gifts she actually wants and likes. Not that she would ever say she didn't like something, but I can tell.
She gave us cash, always welcome. It's been added to our travel fund.
Husby has healed up enough that he was able to enjoy a complete turkey dinner, so he was happy. It's only been a week since his 3 teeth were pulled, so I think that's pretty darn good.
Not sure of our schedule today. I want to buy groceries but the roads might be bad. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice, so in theory we will have one day between today's storm and the one set to arrive Saturday. I don't want to start painting the desk till we will be home till it's completely done, because I have to paint it in the LR and don't want maniac dogs crashing into it while we're gone. If they knocked it off the scaffolds there could be serious damage to lots of things. So I want to get errands done for the next week before I start the desk.
I decided I need to figure out punch needle embroidery. I want a small, portable craft I can drag along when I have time to kill. I haven't taken the time to figure out foundation fabric yet, but I've been looking into it lately. I want to avoid buying fabric if I can, so some experimenting is in order. I may have bought a set of punch needles. Can't recall for sure, so I need to find that out. I want to do some Aliner/camping themed projects. When we were at the rally, they had door prizes for most people, but not everyone. I think they ran out of money, but it didn't seem right to us. I want to figure out some quick, cheap, but nice projects I can donate as needed. Besides, I want to learn punch needle. It looks fun and I like the effect and it overlaps with cross stitch so it won't take additional storage. Wins!
12-26-2019, 11:00 AM
SD - I’m fine today. I finish up the antibiotic. It’s just a three day course. Except for the morning cup of tea, I’ve been virtuously staying with water, but today I’m going back to the usual routine of always having iced tea within reach.
I want to start on the house today. First up is collecting everything in one place that’s going to the attic so when someone can haul it up for me, it will be ready. Then I think I’ll start shifting some stuff in living, just because I love changing things around, though with the windows, a big table, and all the bookcases there aren’t many options. I also need to carry out all the Christmas boxes. So decluttering and regrouping.
This evening I’ll continue with the Christmas car. There’s a lot of snow and white on white isn’t much fun. On the other hand it goes pretty fast. I would like to finish up that area over the next few days.
12-26-2019, 11:25 AM
Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. I postponed yarn-buying at JoAnn. I want to de-stuff 2 poinsettia fabric pillows and re-make with a button closure and pillow insert removable. That will reduce the storage space needed but allow me to keep them for holidays. Changing size as needed to fit existing pillow forms.
12-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Glad you're better, D.
Great idea to change pillow covers, DLR.
I not only found my punch needles, but a whole yd of weaver's cloth, plus some good size scraps of other potentially suitable foundation. Just have to figure out a beginner pattern for practice.
As all of you know, when you start thinking of moving things, it’s the first stone of a landslide. I think the whole house will end up getting a makeover. Changing things around always renews my energy. At least mental energy. I’ll be exhausted when it’s done.
All the yarn and crochet thread is moving to the attic, and if there is room, I may send the fabric up there to. It can always come down again, and I’m not using it now anyway. That would be better in totes than plastic bags though and would need to get some. All the ones I have are in use.