Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Hello, Pumpkin!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Latest News

Here's a post I forgot to finish last week.

The good news is I don't have to have cataract surgery for six months to a year.  Also, I don't have any new changes to my eyes from diabetes.  But I do have to get new glasses for both reading and driving.  Right now, I use a pair of non-prescription readers for the computer and reading, plus a magnifying glass for things like embroidery or cross stitch, and I thought I was doing fine, except on days when my cataract makes everything wonky, but I just looked at a photo on my huge-ass monitor of my latest stitching and I can't believe how clear it is.  Look at the weave on that fabric.  Who knew it was there?  And, now I can see just how bad my embroidery skills are.  Boy, do I need to practice my satin and back stitching.

By the way, that is a lop-sided mushroom with a round stem, in case you were wondering.

I've erased the rest of this post because it's already outdated.  We had a leaky pipe in the wall behind my closet and I had written about that and was going to show a picture of the huge hole in my wall but it's already been patched and dry walled.  Next up: new paint.  And then, and this is the big one: we get new flooring in pretty much the entire house (everywhere but the bathrooms and kitchen/family room).  Sounds good, huh?  Especially when you consider the wood floor that's already here is scratched in places, there's previous water damage by the front door, and even though the same kind of wood was used all over, some it is shiny and some of it isn't (I think there are two different finishes).  Plus the carpet in my bedroom should have been replaced years ago.  I'm excited to get new flooring but it hit me tonight that we will basically have to pack up everything from nearly every room and put it somewhere while the new floor is being installed.  It's almost like moving.

Just shoot me.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Of Course I MIssed The February TUSAL Update

I was just over at It's Daffycat and found out there was a new moon yesterday so I missed posting a TUSAL update.  I took some pictures anyway.  .

I found this canning jar at a thrift store the other day and thought I would make it my new TUSAL jar.  It's the bigger kind so it probably won't be filled up for years.

Meanwhile, this is my current jar.  I made a finished cross stitch into an ornament (shocker!) and also did a little embroidery so few thread ends made it in there.  (Last month, my jar was totally empty.)

On the left, is my 2010 jar and on the right, is my current one.  Well, it was the current one before I bought the canning jar.

Wasn't that exciting?!