Saturday, December 3, 2016

I can't believe it's already 1:15.  I chose to not go with my cousins to the Garfield Park Conservatory today, and I'm actually still in my jams . . .  but the kitchen is starting to look a little more normal.  I had stuff sitting in the sink since Thanksgiving - stuff that couldn't go in the dishwasher.  That's embarrassing to admit, but I was so happy to have my stay-cation, that I took a vacation from EVERYTHING.

So, this morning, I finished loading the dishwasher and ran it.  And then I unloaded it and put everything away (Yes!!).  While it was running, I washed, dried, and put away the stuff that had been lingering in the sink.  I also mixed up four gallons of plant water.  I do that in two's  :-)  I used up two gallons filling all the reservoirs.  I really waited too long this time and a number of the plants were very unhappy.  But everything is watered, and groomed, including the two streps that really needed to have some leaves removed and spent blossom stalks cut, and I have two gallons of plant water in reserve so that I can hopefully keep up with things a little better.

Next I'm tackling the sunroom, which isn't too bad, but I've been a little lax in the "put stuff away" category.  Same in the dining room - I was wrapping presents in there and I need to get stuff back into the wrapping box and put it down in the basement.  It used to live under my bed until I got the new bed, which has a support in the middle now.

Does anyone know a great tutorial for duplicate stitch?  I'm really having a tough time with it on a project I'm doing. 

I FINALLY got rid of my StupidPhone!!  I was never happy with the android phone I got as my first SmartPhone.  I am now in possession of an iPhone, and I couldn't be happier!!  Yay!!

That's about all the news from here  :-)

I don't know if I've shared this before.  It was the best cut on the album, and the only one I ripped and put into my iTunes.  It's not Christmas, but I like it :-)




4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie,

Here is a good tutorial on duplicate stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE5X-sLq7X8

Hope that it helps you. Duplicate stitch looks great. Hope your project turns out well!

Janice H.

A :-) said...

Janice, thanks for that!!

Michelle said...

Welcome to the iSide! :-D

A :-) said...

Seriously, Michelle - I wish I had done it sooner! It's SO much easier and BETTER than the android I had.