Monday, January 16, 2017
I Have Lots Of Stuff--And Just Found It Again.
Today is my first time experiencing acupuncture. I have been thinking about what I will say are my problems. My rash (allergies) and my weight. I can also mention asthma.
The above photo is from the 24 days of Christmas List someone posted online. This is how I store all my embroidery thread. It is how. Past tense. Now.... I have been collecting (at one dollar a bag) bags full of skeins from Goodwill which are still bagged up. I am putting more of the little plastic squares on today's shopping list so I can wind up colors/shades that aren't already represented in the storage boxes.
I remember all the time it took to label and wind the thread and put it into color order. I loved how the finished product looked. Still looks--as the boxes are packed and ready for use.
So much easier to cut and use when they are wrapped.
Jude Hill has a large basket of loose embroidery threads for her hand sewing. I've seen it and she must have patience or good luck--in getting one thread out and not a great knotted group. Perhaps she found a good way of cutting the skein so the threads are in a usable length?
I found my storage container of solid cottons. I have a good selection. Who knew?????? Now I can stop looking at the Kona at JoAnn's. Terrible colors.
I also found my felt and wool fabric container. I have plenty of that as well. Can stop looking for some to buy. I remembered when I shopped at Goodwill looking for "wool". Cut up a number of skirts.
I also have beige, white, light blue and black linen pieces. And the black gauze I bleached. It bleached white and no black since has bleached white. I only get a rusty orange.
I found the canvas I bought years ago to stretch for painting. I have lots of pieces of stretchers to use to built squares and rectangles.
I'm a regular renaissance girl when it comes to art supplies.
The job furlough is going well. I'm not sleeping until noon like G. I get up and start doing stuff" up in the attic or in the sewing room, looking for things. Reading books. Really doing that in a most excellent way. Like a book a day. Finished Inger Ash Wolfe's Night Bell and now ready Tana French's Trespasser. Read the only two Longmire books our library had and need to order a few more from other libraries today. They read fast and are exactly like the Netflix series.
Finally took the Christmas Tree down. G had stopped watering it. I guess he wanted to make sure it would leave the house. And part of two strings of lights had gone out. I got three or four dustpans of dry needles for the compost bucket and two big bags of branches for the compost piles. I cut all the branches off while it's still in the house/in the stand. I miss it already.