Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Miscellanea

I have been battling a nasty nasty head cold the past few days. Ever notice how these things get passed around at Thanksgiving and Christmas? I haven't had a cold in a few years so this is not something I am used to or want to deal with. Either way, I have not found the energy to put my hand to needle. Instead I will just post on a few things rambling thru my sinus filled, itchy, gland swollen head.
For those of you who have been completely disgusted and grossed out over the state of my ironing board cover, well, it's clean now! It shocked me to see it in the photos. While it doesn't look like new, it is clean in this picture and most of the yuk is gone, the better to iron my pretties. Next is the iron! Dang is that thing nasty!






I figured out what I wanted to do with my facing to lining area. I decided to simply to a "Made by Mary P---- November 2008". I wrote the words out with a sharpie (!) and used one strand of floss to do a tiny backstitch.














And last but not least, these are one of the favorite things in my studio, my pattern weights. They are beach rocks from the coast of Maine. My sister lives one block from the ocean and we have a tradition of a long ocean walk after Thanksgiving Day dinner. We always try to bring an old tote and bring back some of the gorgeous beach stones that inhabit her little cove. They are incredibly smooth and impeccably clean from eons of thrashing waves. There are millions of them in the cove, literally. I love them.














Till my head clears.................Bunny

10 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear you have a head cold.. hope you get well soon.
    I love your rock weights.. I never thought of doing that. I use to have a friend that used her kitchen butter knives LOL
    I just weight mine down with whatever I can find at hand. I'll have to go rock hunting now.
    Take care and get well soon.

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! Love the pattern weights. I use kitchen cups (I cut out in the Kitchen). Like yours better :)

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  3. I love your pattern weights. I'm going to have to take me a trip to the ocean and get me some. I never even noticed your ironing board, but it looks good now. Take care, I hope you're feeling better soon.

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  4. Thanks for the kind "Get Wells." Greatly appreciated.

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  5. The rock weights are such a great idea because not only are they heavy but they are also smooth, thus eliminating the possibility of snagging fabric. They're pretty too. I hope you feel better quickly.

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  6. Feel better. Me too, I love the rocks idea. Must get some from my dad's lake house in Maine the next time I am there.

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  7. Feel better, Bunny. We've been slammed by that cold, seems like there's been a cough in the house since September! Great "signature" idea! I always forget to put my labels in until it's too late...

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  8. Hope you feel better soon. My middle dd has been under the weather for the past week. Knock on wood, none of the rest of us are. Love the rock weight idea. Wish I knew someone that lived near the ocean. I'm going to go look at your previous ironing board covers now, tee-hee.

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  9. I hope you're feeling better soon!

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  10. Sorry about your cold. Those always last too long! Love your weights, they're very pretty too. I have stainless steel shapes my brother gives me. I have to say that I never noticed your ironing board cover either.

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