Wednesday, March 08, 2006
This and That
Kim had a fun challenge to share our morning coffee cup. Generally, I use either of these two, depending on which one is still in the dishwasher. The floral one I bought at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C. two years ago when DH and I were there celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The smaller china cup is from a set that belonged to my late MIL. I always adored this china set and was thrilled it was given to us. For awhile I had it packed away, but a few months ago decided to bring it out to use more often to celebrate every-day life!
Saturday's cleaning efforts in my bedroom resulted in a much less dusty and a little less cluttered room. We still have a long way to go, and then there's Melanie's room. That's something I don't like to think about!! One day soon we're going to have to rent a dumpster to begin cleaning the back yard before we relandscape, and when we do, there will be more decluttering done in the house and garage too. How quickly stuff collects and becomes clutter, even when trying to control the stuff!
I haven't made much progress in my stitching, but I have done a little. Monday evening Connie jeered to me in an email that she was starting the third of the Shepherd's Bush Christmas ornaments (from JSC ornament issues) that we've been SALing together this year. Well, I can't let her get too far ahead, so I pulled some floss and this is what I've accomplished the last two evenings.
And at lunchtime I've stitched another letter and a half on Stitch. Annemarie, the blue floss is Splendor silk by Rainbow Gallery, color S914. On Sunday afternoon, while visiting with friends and family at DSIL's birthday brunch, I did a little smocking on a Grady gown. I think that will be my Sunday project for awhile. The smocking isn't worth photographing right now as I'm having difficulty with it - the pleating isn't very good in places.
We have a congregational business meeting tonight, tomorrow evening is Bunco, so very little stitching will be done. Hope all of you find lots of time to stitch! Love and appreciate all your comments, dear readers!