I came across a fun little cookie-themed cross stitch design so I decided I would make each of the 'grandies' a Christmas ornament. Resident Chef makes cookies and sometimes there's a care package that heads out in the mail to our grandsons so Grandpa is pretty cool in their eyes. Each ornament will be slightly different but the basic outline is the same. Right now I'm awaiting a shipment of tiny beads to add here and there for additional sparkle. When we send the ornaments of course there will be a box of cookies to go along with them.
These are done using perforated paper which is a first attempt for me. I think I'll be doing more.
Just to show you that this blog is never predictable (Hah!!), the subject of mold came up on another blog and it reminded me that I have stumbled across a good product that seems to help with that issue, at least in a bathroom. We've been battling mold in ours for several years and I've tried numerous different things - bleach, vinegar, and a baking soda concoction I read about on the internet. Nothing worked for any length of time. Finally I read about a product called 'Lysol Bathroom Bleach Cleaner' (purple label) and thought I'd give it a try. Best results yet!
- Further on the bathroom theme, how about THIS?
- Pocket shawls seem to be all the rage at the moment and THIS is a nice pattern. You'll need to scroll way down to get the pattern.
- HERE is a cute wee Halloween cross stitch design.
- THIS is just plain fun!
- THESE made me smile.
Today's quote is from Leo Tolstoy...."If you see that some aspect of your society is bad, and you want to improve it, there is only one way to do so: you have to improve people. And in order to improve people, you begin with only ONE thing - you can become better yourself"
Never a dull moment chez M.ReplyDelete
Little package went out to you yesterday. There was an earlier envelope too, which might not have arrived yet.
Good luck today.
Yes, there's rarely a dull moment here and if there is we start to wonder what's wrong.Delete
Post office personage is being stalked and will let you know when the treasures arrive!
(and thank you for your good wishes)
Fridge cleaning always feels like an adventure into the unknown. I am glad nobody was hurt.ReplyDelete
We do clean our fridge fairly regularly so there's rarely any scientific experiments found lurking in the back. And yes, at least when the bottle broke nobody was hurt.Delete
Yippes, I am glad that Resident Chef managed to catch those two other bottles.ReplyDelete
Love the ornaments and I have checked out that pocket shawl, very pretty and the pattern looks very easy.
How I wish I'd been lurking in the corner to see him trying to grab those bottles out of midair!Delete
I like the pocket shawl pattern too, but don't have a use for one, at least not at the moment.
Thank goodness the kefir did not reach the carpet. Loove the Halloween cross-stitch and the qUirky birds.ReplyDelete
Yes, if the spill had landed on the carpet I would have been just a tad annoyed, especially after just having had them cleaned less than two months ago.Delete
Wonderful little stitcheries. You've reminded me that I have some beaded cross stitch ornaments to complete.ReplyDelete
I'm waiting for a delivery of tiny beads so I can finish them. I have tons of beads but none are small enough, wouldn't you know.Delete
Sorry that a bottle got broken but I am glad that only one fell and that the contents had the sense to stay on the kitchen floor! Christine xxReplyDelete
the bottle didn't actually break - but the lid did. And yes, I'm very grateful that the goo stayed on the kitchen floor and not on the newly cleaned carpet!Delete
Adorable ornaments to be.ReplyDelete
Thank you - they were fun to do!Delete
Oh no! What a mess. I felt your relief when the liquid didn't make it to the carpet. Always a riot with you two lately. My life seems so boring in comparison. ;^)ReplyDelete
Some days I would rather appreciate a boring life!Delete
I am pretty sure you are at your limit of three disasters for at least another 20 years. I love every stitchery you create. Such a cute idea to make cookie ornaments to accompany Resident Chef’s home baked cookies. If only each person would become a better version of themselves. Happy Falling into Autumn...ReplyDelete
Oh, debacles are a regular occurrence here! Although I do admit that they often come in 3's.Delete