Monday, January 9, 2017
There is a fad going on right now that you may have heard of. Mannequining. Here is a pic of our joke about it in our house. My dogs love to do the Mannequin! They do this daily, same pose, most often this spot. Anyway, I can't post without a picture so I chose my mutts.
We like to support the Habitat for Humanity Restore and often discover some really cool things there. If not cool we get really good deals. Like the leather garden gloves I found for only $4 a pair. During a recent trip I found a floor embroidery frame for less than $20 which was a pretty good deal. It's a place to shop and to donate home items as well.
I'm pretty sure that I will be doing hand quilting in the future. Since I received a rather nice cash gift at Christmas, off I went to Joann's with a 60% off coupon in hand to buy a PVC floor quilting frame. After the coupon was applied the price was only $44. I'm pretty sure I would have paid more than that to make it myself.
It's been a difficult year for me. Losing my father-in-law has been hard on both Terry and I. We received more sad news from my sister-in-law. She went through cancer treatment during last fall only to have it return in full force as soon as the chemo left her system. Stage IV. We are having a hard time grasping the fact that there is no cure.
My vocabulary and spelling is pretty good. I take pride in it really. My daughter and then my grandsons used to ask me why I "know so much" and spell so well. I always tell them that I have always loved to read and when I saw a word that I didn't know the meaning of I always looked it up in the dictionary. I am happy to say that my grandsons also love to read. However, they don't really read books, but find many useful and interesting things to read on the internet. The other day when I was looking up a word on an on-line site, I was offered the opportunity to have a word and definition sent to my e-mail each day so I signed right up for it. The site also offers word games. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out. Dictionary
Have you tried the new Oreo Thins? Even if you don't like Oreo cookies, you may want to give them a try. They are the BEST NEW THING!!
If you are looking for an interesting read, you may want to check out these two links.
A Good Read
Another Good Read
Thankful: Good reads. A good book. An interesting article. The newspaper. Today I am thankful that I can read well.
Do you hand quilt and if so do you have any tips for me?