Mar 18, 2014

The new little project

Hello people!  How the heck are you?  Did you forget anything today?  Did you make a mad dash to Walmart's restroom?  Did you buy the wrong size jeans again?  Did you catch the clearance display before it fell over after hopping into it trying on the shoes?  Did you not learn the valuable lesson from last week about hopping on one foot in stores? Did you come home with a good cup of coffee?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're having a good day.  Regardless of the frustrations, we can still smile and enjoy the blessing of being able to experience the daily grind.  Especially after putting the horses in the stable.  As the saying goes, I feel like I've been rode hard and put away wet.  I need to change the top slightly to accommodate the shape and outline of the bag I would like and I just can't do it right now.  So I've moved on to a sweet little project to get back in the saddle stitching groove.
 
 
This is free design from Beth at Heartstring Samplery that you can find here.  As soon as I saw it, I decided it would make a very nice eyeglass case.   Remember these?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was trying to determine if 32 count would be the correct size and I think it will be.  35 may work too, but I would prefer having a little room inside.  Instead of the flaps, I will use a Velcro dot inside to hold it shut, or maybe a strip of backing fabric to secure on the backside.  Or nothing at all.  I'm using very dull colors except for the birds and hope to enjoy stitching this evening.  What a treat it will be to actually have a chart to follow and know what the design will look like instead of winging it!
I ordered the new laptop from Dell because they still offer several with Windows 7, which I appreciate. I called/checked locally and found only 8.0.  Dell has a few great 15" and also my 17", plus all-in-one and desktops.  My husband's new golf bag is coming today and he's excited.  Last year at this time they were already golfing because of the mild winter but even with our warmer temps, no one is near ready to open.  My leg zapping is Thursday and I should be feeling fine Friday so his group is still making calls to find someone willing to let them play.
Here's something I just noticed.  When you are typing your post and you have the ABC spell check button on, it doesn't show errors.  They only show when you are finished and THEN click it on.  I could type nurhtydgih and it will not highlight that error.  But if I shut it off, then start it, it will catch it.  Hmmm.  Did not know that.
Now that it's getting a little warmer, this sweet face is coming to the door again for treats.  She is so gentle and calm, not like the maniac that comes with her.  They all have a different face and attitude and this sweetie has been coming for three years.
Shredded pork sandwiches with cole slaw tonight.  My treadmill is rusting and my seams are straining. 
 
Have a great day!
Thanks for visiting.
 

18 comments:

Mary said...

Great idea for Beth's little sampler, I printed it out and have been choosing floss...now I know what to make. I have a piece of leftover black fabric...I might use that.

gracie said...

Beth has some lovely designs....
What a sweet face on the raccoon....so, you feed her?

moosecraft said...

Love the stitchery and always enjoy your stories! I gave up hopping on one foot long time ago! lol! That little raccoon looks so sweet.... almost like she was someone's pet at one time...

blue star stitcher said...

That raccoon is adorable, she would wind up fat with treats at our house.I like your idea of making eye glass cases.

Vickie said...

Oh wow! You have a regular zoo going on over there Marly! Don't invite this one in. Or the oppposum. ;)

Lanie said...

Great new project, Marly ... Hope you enjoy an evening of stitching pleasure! :)
Pulled pork sandwiches (with the slaw ON the sandwich) ... yum yum ... enjoy those too!
Wishing you well with your doctor's appt.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the project and that sweet face!

Margaret said...

I love Beth's freebie. I hope I get around to stitching it sometime. (I wanted to have a raccoon when I was little....)

Carol said...

That design will make a perfect case for your glasses, Marly! I think one of the very first projects I ever completed was an old crewel embroidery eyeglasses case for my grandma back in the early '70s... She used it daily until she died.

Oh, that sweet face--how cute that he comes to the door like that...

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great idea for that sweet little freebie! What a cute visitor. Annie and I watch one that walks down the sidewalk like he's on the neighborhood crime watch. I fell over just reading about all the hopping!
Robyn

Simply Victoria said...

An eye glass case is a perfect idea for Beth's design. Your visitor is pretty cute!

Pam in IL said...

My SIL has a couple raccoons that come to her door for treats too. Beth's design will make a great case.

Jeanne said...

What a great idea for Beth's design...I think I'll try that...it would make great gifts. Thanks for the idea inspiration. That raccoon's face is adorable..but be careful...it might be fooling ya :)

C. M. Designs said...

Hello ! I guess, when we think about it, the daily grind is not all that bad. I enjoyed your version.
It will be so nice when we can get outside and walk on the grass without sinking up to the ankles.
Such a cute little raccoon face. I've seen a commercial about a woman letting a raccoon into her house. She says "Come to Mama" and then the raccoon is shown sleeping on the foot of her bed. So cute.
I hope Sqeak is feeling better.
Charlotte in Virginia

Chris said...

Lovely new project Marly.
I am feeling the same way about my jeans and exercise. We had freezing rain yesterday and a horrible commute to work, it makes me stressed so I eat. Ugh.
Come on Spring!!

cucki said...

Aww cute face :)
Love the project..hugs x

CathieJ said...

I love this blog post. For the record, I had a great cup of coffee today and to top it off it was free! (I had a coupon).

CathieJ said...

I love this blog post. For the record, I had a great cup of coffee today and to top it off it was free! (I had a coupon).

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