Yesterday was nice. No one was coming. We didn’t have to go anywhere . . though Vince still went to town. He’s so happy to be living closer to town, even though he won’t admit how glad he is that we moved here. The other day he had something that needed to be welded . . some legs on a piece of equipment for his shop. There’s a welder in his grumpy old men group but he’s out of town working. There’s another guy who wasn’t a welder by trade but has welding equipment so he said he’d fix it. Another neighbor came over with his pickup, loaded up the equipment, took it down to the other guy’s house. Not sure how long it took them to do the work but Vince was gone a good part of the day. I think they all had fun doing “man” stuff together. I told Vince . . we sure moved to a good place. I think he almost agreed with me and then caught himself.
So . . yesterday . . first thing I did was get the freeze dryer loaded and going. I had two trays of tomatoes, one tray of okra and picked bay leaves for the fourth tray. The grocery order arrived and I got that all put away. I made yogurt. I did the morning chores. By then it was almost noon so we had lunch and then I pretty much cross stitched the rest of the day.
- Alphabet en Blanc – I ordered the silk floss for it.
- Jack’s Urn – I ordered DMC for that one.
Those both came about from watching flosstubes on Thursday.
Then there were very needed items after watching Vonna’s Beginning Punch Needle Video
- Bee Garden pattern
- Wool pressing mat (I’ve been needing that)
- Little steam iron
It was a busy shopping day. But, you have to have the tools you need, right.
Oh . . I bought a few of the non-slip hoops too. I’m wondering if I should have ordered this one instead of individual hoops. Nevermind . . I canceled the individual hoops and ordered this thing.
I have a feeling Vince is NOT going to be happy but you should see the things he’s been ordering. All I know is it’s called a CNC machine. He bought one when we lived in Texas and never used it so he decided he needed a nicer one. Ordered that and it arrived earlier this week but he hasn’t opened it yet and now he’s heard that a new and better machine is coming out next week or next month so he’s thinking about sending this one back and getting the new one. I have no idea what it does but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t cook, or clean or do laundry do . . very similar to cross stitching and punch needle! 🙂
Just breakfast and then leftovers were heated up.
Videos I Watched:
Vonna’s Beginning Punch Needle video
I got a lot done on Harvest Tina. Skirt is finished, shoes are stitched, borders are finished. I’ll do a blog post later today about that.
Plans for Today:
It’s Saturday. Addie’s game is in Nevada, MO but we aren’t going. Clemson and GA Tech play football so you know where Vince will be all afternoon.
Nothing on my agenda. I don’t usually have housework scheduled for weekends except the regular stuff so I hope to stitch a lot.
You should check out acre homestead. Her videos are fun.
Thanks. I’ll do it.
I like the Morgan lap hoop, I am assuming that you can use the hoops individually if you wanted to. I put this on my wish list 🙂
That’s what I’m assuming.
Did you see the companion piece to Jacks Urn? Jacks Bash is a sampler with an interesting rhyme/quote, not too halloween-y.
No . . but I’m going to look for it. Vince . . Tracy made me do it!
Cindy F says
I loved that sampler so I had to order it…and then the hoops too! lol I think I need to change up what I do because I’ve noticed my arm gets sore when I spend too much time working on A Changed World. I’m sure it’s the ergonomics but thinking if I do two different projects using two different types of set ups I won’t have the same issue. We’ll see. Just have to add that your orders don’t come close to what the cost is for a CNC machine! 🙂
When I’m doing a small project, I work in hand, which really is my preferred way to stitch but I can’t do it on larger projects where there’s too much fabric to hold – my hands start to ache. I think you’re right about having a couple of projects to work on. As much as I’d like to start one and stick with it til I finish, I don’t think I’ll ever do that.
About that CNC machine . . thanks for that info. I had no idea how much it costs, nor does it matter but it does give me some grounds for defending my cross stitch spending.
How does Vince decide who to pull for? GO TIGERS!!
It’s pretty much always Clemson.
Janet B says
Georgia Tech played Clemson pretty tough. We’re a UGA family… Go Dawgs!
Cilla HouleTyler says
Why do you freeze dry Bay leaves? I have a beautiful plant that I just pick the leaves as I need them. Curious.
Several reasons. First, these are going to a friend far away. Second, without a greenhouse, my trees have to come in for the winter and by the end of last winter, I thought I had lost both of them so I will pick quite a few and freeze dry them just in case. Third, since my trees are in pots that have to go in and out, depending on the weather, I keep them trimmed so they don’t get 10′ tall and too hard to manage. When I trim them, I always freeze dry the leaves that have been cut off and give them away. Fourth, I had three trays of okra and tomatoes, one empty tray so I was looking for something to freeze dry.
In Texas, where I had the greenhouse, I only freeze dried leaves if I was giving them away. I did like you and picked them as needed.