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"