Friday, November 30, 2012
Posted by Shirlee at 2:09 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I have lots to show you but I haven't taken photos yet & today I'm going to be MIA because I have to travel to Louisville to see a root canal specialist : ( Turns out I have a nightmarish infection in 2 root canals I had done over 30 years ago. The specialist who I saw regarding my dentist's pathetic attempts at bridgework freaked out when he saw this on x-ray & ran me upstairs right away to make an appointment with the RC specialist. The infection has been there for many years apparently & the word "surgery" was mentioned. I sure hope it doesn't come to that but it doesn't look good : ( Anyway, today is shot. Tomorrow is a doctor appointment but that's just over in the next town & it's early in the morning so it won't take up the entire day.
Still no decorating yet except for a few snowman potholders I hung on the side of the fridge in the kitchen. I hesitate sharing this photo because someone from HGTV might see it & then I'll be inundated with emails asking if I would allow them to feature my home on one of their holiday decorating shows. I just don't need that kind of pressure right now! Sorry for the crappy photo ... it was a quickie, spur of the moment thing.
Posted by Shirlee at 7:51 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Marmmies Mammys & More is having a fabulous Old Time Santa Giveaway : )
Posted by Shirlee at 7:42 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Shirlee is ___________.
(A) An idiot
(B) A moron
(C) Unable to perform even the simplest of tasks
(D) All of the above
The answer is D.
I am going to guess that someone out there isn't praying. In 6 hours' time I "finished" 4 ornaments. I say "finished" because I got as far as making templates, choosing backing fabrics, & sewing backs to fronts. No stuffing, no trimming. I also ruined one ornament. I think I might be able to save it but it's not going to be saved anytime soon. Can you guess the bonehead thing I did?
Posted by Shirlee at 3:13 PM
Just a quickie this morning. I decided that today was going to be a day to go upstairs & do some finishing. Prayers will be much appreciated : )
The directions for finishing one of my items reads as follows:
"After sewing around the stitching lines on the entire piece, cut a small slit on the backing & turn right sides out. Stuff firmly with stuffing & hand stitch opening shut."
This is an odd-shaped piece so I can't opt to leave a seam open to sew shut as I usually do. I only tried this "slit the back/stuff/sew up the slit" thing once before & it turned out quite horribly. Sort of like a bad scar, all lumpy & yucky.
Any hints for how to do this so it looks at least half way decent?
Must get back upstairs & continue stressing myself, but before I dash off I want to thank everyone for commenting on yesterday's dishes post. I have searched everywhere I can think of including replacements.com which someone so kindly suggested. I paged through all 963 Christmas/winter dinnerware replacements that they had & still came up empty. In the meantime I found another set that is in the running for second place.
Posted by Shirlee at 11:05 AM
Monday, November 26, 2012
Posted by Shirlee at 9:02 AM
Friday, November 23, 2012
Posted by Shirlee at 1:42 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Last month Andrea at The Craft Room posted a photo of 7 Christmas ornaments she was offering as a giveaway ... one ornament each for 7 lucky winners ... & I was one of those lucky winners!
Posted by Shirlee at 12:10 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012
I just spent 2 hours cleaning the kitchen and I need a break : ) The sad thing is, it doesn't look all that different in there! Cleaner of course, and a bit neater, but really not much different.
Yesterday we spent a few hours in Lexington. Had to pick up some Thanksgiving provisions at Whole Foods & Kroger but also made a run to Target, Barnes & Noble, Marshall's, & John went to Best Buy while I visited Michael's to see their Christmas stuff. What a waste that was! First of all, the things they had were all crammed into the aisles in a great big mess! Secondly, there were a ton of people in there! The line for the one cashier was very long and I can't figure out why. Apparently they all saw something worthwhile where I just saw a jumbled mess. Anyway, what fun Marshall's was! I have never paid much attention to Marshall's but look what I found there!
Posted by Shirlee at 4:10 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Posted by Shirlee at 8:10 AM
Monday, November 12, 2012
Lainey has posted the photos for the Stitched With Love Fall into Halloween exchange so I am now free to show you what I stitched & what I received : )
Remember me talking about working on an exchange piece & that the chart photo of the finished piece was taken at rather a distance & how surprised/dismayed I was to find areas of the chart requiring specialty stitches? Well, this is it ... Bent Creek's The Pumpkin Flower Sampler.
Posted by Shirlee at 12:51 PM
Friday, November 9, 2012
Posted by Shirlee at 9:25 AM