Sunday, January 6, 2013

Needing My Head Examined

 I always go into this post holiday Christmas spending frenzy. Unfortunately I buy things for the next Christmas and promptly lose interest in them. Exhibit A: This tissue box cover I bought last year-never opened. Too bad, as sick as I've been, I could have really used this.

 Exhibit B: A needlepoint stocking I just bought for New Grandson for next year. Wanna bet it is still in the package come December? It would be easy money.

Speaking of New Grandson, I did finish his sampler and am off to get it framed once I feel well enough to figure out how to get the wrinkles out of it. This is the first cross stitch I have managed to finish in probably 25 years so getting it framed is going to be quite an adventure. I have several in process but rarely take them out to work on them. I still have Daughter's wedding sampler in the hoop so maybe, just maybe I will find the time to get a few stitches in it before anniversary number two rolls around in October.
I also want to say thank you to all the well wishers from yesterdays post. I suppose it is going to be 3 days coming, 3 days here and 3 days back for this miserable bug but your sweet comments yesterday made my day!  
PS: It sounds crazy but cutting an onion in half and putting it on a plate next to your bed really stops those desperate midnight hack attacks. The place smells like a burger joint but I am finally able to get some sleep.


  1. The sampler looks great! You're not the only one with half-finished wedding gifts hanging around... my brother was married three years ago and I'm still working on his wedding quilt!

  2. WOw the onion trick is one that is Totally new to me. MUSt try it.

    I admire all samplers and find them charming. Good luck with the wrinkle removing! I bet you will get it perfect

  3. Sampler's should be finished and framed. I have one that is over 250 years old from great great Sarah ....
    The Christmas stocking is much too cute not to finish.... The tissue grab a roll of toilet paper when your that sick but make sure it is Charmin.
    The sampler is beautiful
    The Albanian friend says her parents always put a cut onion out for colds and all sorts of mysterious things.
    Anne :)