I have been off of work for 1 ½ months now and am not liking it on one hand but on the other it is great! I have my evaluation meeting this Tuesday so wish me luck on keeping my hours and position.
Do you know what this is?
It is called a locker hook (see it printed on the package?) and you ‘weave’ a string through a strip of fabric pulled up through a mesh background. I know sounds confusing but it is easy and oh so mindless. If you have a lot of idle time on your hands OK but if not DO NOT BUY/GET THIS! I started a small floor mat (35” x 25”) about 4-5 years ago and finally finished it. When I started it I even had the thought of making it a little larger. Thank goodness I didn’t. Every time Lar walked past me as I was working on it he would say something like ‘You know you can buy those at the bargain store for a few bucks’, or ‘You know they have machines that make those and sell them in stores.’ I replied with ‘I started it and I have to finish it!’ Notice I used the word have? I want to know who brain washed me into thinking I had to finish it?!?
(Notice date of signature:)
That's when I started this:
I bought the fabric (hand dyed cotton) because I liked what Glenda Sha of Liberty Homestead designed. No it did not take a picture of the finished design and no I did not buy the pattern, silly me. Now I'm not sure what it really looked like so I am just making something up as I go. I will post pic when finished and no I am not waiting another 5 years! It had better be finished by next week!
A little sneak peek that is a relatively new UFO.
I started it last April and now all I have to do is sew the binding down, clean it up, and slap a label on it.
Did I guesstimate thread close enough?
This is a pin cushion from the webinar mentioned in a previous post that was given by Margaret Moorehead. (BS'ers close your eyes.) Let’s just say I am starting to make this year’s Christmas gifts.
I finally put my tomato plants in the ground and am hoping to be eating fresh off the vine tomatoes before August. Hopefully all the plant food I am giving them will help. I also put some pepper plants, dill, and melons in the ground. Planted some herbs but have to go back to the store for the lettuce, spinach, and kale I forgot! Too many things to do on my mind I guess.
|I hope it turns out….|
My house does not like plants or is it my plants do not like my house? Either way I only have 2 plants left out of the 100+ plants I had when I moved up from TN.
The small one (in center) is a ‘Christ In A Manger’ and the other is a ‘Mother In Law's Tongue’ (on right). The later plant was my mother’s and she passed away in 1995 so you know I have to baby it. The ‘Christ In A Manger’ plant is very interesting. It looked totally dead years ago when I was still in Tn. I put it outside to throw it away. Months later when I went to clean up the pots to reuse them,
lo and behold it was alive! It was a miracle!The planter I received as a gift from Lar some time back and I brought it home from the studio. Guess that’s why it looks so good yet, the house hasn’t had time to kill it…
I saw this on the Penn State Master Gardener's site and thought it was a great idea.
They said to use diapers and take the crystals out of them but I thought these 'jewels' were less expensive.
|I had a 50% off coupon and paid a little less then $2.50!|
Maybe this is the trick I need for my house plants so I am giving it a try. I also put the jewels in the soil for all the other planting I did but I just sprinkled the jewels on the ground and worked them into the soil. I did not rehydrate them first.
Have a great week!