Sep 13, 2010

Warning - long post!

It was a short work week last week, but it seemed to last forever.  And my computer connection has been painfully slow.  I don't know what is going on with that - I need to get my GSM doohickey checked out I guess.

DH got the propane installation for the stove finished.  Then this weekend he wire brushed and treated the outside of the propane tank with a rust arrester.  I bought primer and paint this morning and will paint the tank this week.  Then all it needs is to have a broken/rusted-beyond-use gauge replaced and it will be ready to be filled with propane!  Yippee!

I finished "By the Full Moon" but didn't get it ornified in time for the I35 Stitchtogether.  This month's meeting was fun.  Mary brought a huge tub of unwanted stash and we had a stash-enhancing frenzy.  We were missing a few folks but fun was had by all.  The library we meet at is near several homeless shelters and there are usually a few interesting characters on the street and in the library.  We meet in the back Meeting Room which has one wall that is all window.  We were "treated" to the sight of a scruffy dude urinating right outside by our window.  Thank goodness his back was turned to us!  Egad!

DH and I bought a Sonicare toothbrush about eight years ago upon the insistent recommendation of our dentist.  We loved it and could definitely tell that it kept our teeth cleaner and gums healthier.  When we moved into our house, our old bathroom had no place to plug it in so we couldn't use it.  When the new bathroom was finished, we eagerly plugged in the Sonicare toothbrush only to discover that the internal battery wouldn't take a charge.  So we had to buy a new one and have been waiting for it to come in the mail.  It finally arrived on Friday afternoon and boy are we happy!  Normally I won't rave about a product, but this thing gets our teeth probably 50% cleaner than normal.  Here is the model we bought: Sonicare FlexCare Plus.  Yeah, it's a little pricey, but we figure it will save us in future dental bills.

I finally got a copy of the 2010 JCS Christmas Ornament issue.  As usual, there are a lot of things I like but wouldn't stitch, and several things I like and plan to stitch.  I think it's a great issue.

I got some stash in the mail this week.  Jamie Larson and her daughter, Skyler, over at White Willow Stitching have been designing a series of tribal-style animals.  She recently released two new designs and I decided I wanted to stitch "Tribal Seahorse" for our new bathroom.  I ended up also getting "Tribal Fish" and will stitch it for the bathroom, too.  Since our towels and accessory colors are mostly darker blues and we have white walls and white tile, I thought the monochromatic designs would work well stitched in a shade of blue.

And I'm currently stitching on Just Nan's "Hootzi Humbug."  It's been a fun stitch and has stitched up pretty fast.  I've got pumpkin leaves to stitch and then backstitching to do, then I'll assemble it.  After Hootzi is finished, I'm starting "Tribal Seahorse."

Hopefully, this week will be calmer, my internet connection will be faster, and I'll be able to post a bit more.


1 comment:

Mary said...

Glad you had fun with the stash! I really like your Halloween pieces. And thanks for posting the info on the toothbrush you mentioned Saturday. If I'm lucky and scoot by on the biops...I'm talking to my DDS about this gadget.