Monday, May 08, 2006

A Finish


I decided to just hold it up to the light because I want to show a pic. Thank you so much Katrina for this chart. I enjoyed stitching it and I'm enjoying the finished tuck pillow. I have it in a basket beside my bed.

Just for fun, here's a pic of the center of my dining table. I went back to 2 P's in a Pod and got a crochet round. She sold the one I wanted to her Grandmother! The nerve, huh? :) So I bought a bit smaller white one. I immediately poured a jar of hot coffee and plopped the crochet thingey right in. It worked beautifully. The little bunny is a new addition. I got him at that yard sale. I meant to just sit him there for a minute and then move him to the table on the porch but he really likes it in here.



I washed my dishcloths today and used one already. I love it. I may have made it a bit big but I love the way it feels and cleans. I especially love that when you wring it out, it doesn't drip. I have a difficult time wringing out cloths. My hands don't grip well..and I have no problem wringing these out. Every little bit helps.

I kind of just puttered around today. I cleaned my bathroom mirror, as I do almost daily (someday I'll catch the mad toothbrusher). I cleaned the wood trim with Murphy's Oil soap. I keep going in and turning on the light just to see it shine. I worked on the boys' room and can leave their door open now. lol Cale wanted another batch of oatmeal cookies but I didn't have enough shortening left. It's on my store list now. I think Tim is going to get us some ice cream here shortly. :) Special treat. I'm glad I was out of shortening. LOL

Ohhh, I have a goofy question. Of those of you who wear aprons during the day...have you ever been on your way somewhere or actually arrived at your destination to find that you are still wearing your apron? I almost walked out of the house wearing mine today...and a couple of Sundays ago, I panicked and looked down to see if I was wearing one to church. I just wondered if anyone actually had worn one somewhere accidentally. I can't wait to hear it if you have.

17 comments:

deb said...

Lisa, I like the Celebrate pillow you finished--congrats on a great job! And the little rabbit is fun--I don't like the real ones though that nibble my newly planted flowers!!

I don't usually wear aprons, and I suppose I have spills on every shirt I own to prove it!

Lisa said...

hahaha I still have spills on my shirts, too. I need a full length apron. I plan to make one sometime soon.

Cindi said...

Lisa, I love the pillow! I have got to get to two P's. Yes, I have wore my apron out! Since I am usually just playing chauffer it hasn't mattered, but once I had to take it off in the car to go into the store! I have a coat rack at the back door where I keep my bag and try to remember to take it off when I pick up my bag to go.

Mrs.B. said...

Love the pillow, great job!

I've never heard of drinking coffee from a jar?

Did you think of me while using your Murphy's? (o;

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Isabelle said...

That's a lovely little cushion, Lisa! Loved looking at your house pictures as well :)

Lisa said...

Cindi, thanks! Hey, let me know some time and maybe we could meet there. It's just a hop, skip and a jump for me. I told her I sent ya. lol and thanks for the apron story.Did my heart good.

Mrs. B. Thank you! I don't drink my coffee from a jar. I think I hurried too quickly through that post because I had too much to say. I should have explained that I wanted to tea/coffee stain the doily because she only had a white one and I wanted beige. When I got home, the coffee in the pot was still hot so I got a small canning jar that was under my sink, filled it with hot coffee and plopped the doily in it for a while. Now it is the color I wanted. :)Oh, and yes I DID think of you when I used the Murphy's..I truly did and I smiled. :)

Isabelle, thank you!Glad you stopped by. :)

Mrs Blythe said...

You made me laugh. I got into our car the other day and my husband pointed out that I was still wearing a much floured and dough covered apron. I returned inside to remove it only to find that I was now leaving the house in my slippers!

The cushion is beautiful. You are a very clever lady. Blessings :o)

Lisa said...

LOL Mrs. Blythe. Whew! I just knew I was not the only one. :) That's a great story. And thanks. :)

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Your pillow is just adorable!

Lisa said...

Kim, thank you. Making them makes me ridiculously happy. :)

Susan said...

I love the pillow! It's a style I want to make, but I don't know how to! Can you tell me how you finished it? Pretty please?!

Lisa said...

Susan, I'd be happy to! I used a tutorial. I never thought I'd be able to make one until I ran across Dani's site: http://www.tkdchick.com/pillowinstructions.html She makes it really easy. Have fun!

deb said...

Thanks, Lisa, for the pillow instructions. Those pictures make it look so do-able.

Susan said...

Thanks, Lisa! I also found a link last night, after I asked for your help, with a tuck pillow pattern maker along with the tutorial for making one - http://www.cyberstitchers.com/Resources/FinishingTechniques/TuckPillowCalculator.asp?processForm=0

Thought I'd throw that out there for even more fun! I am loving finding all these finishing techniques for my cross stitch. That was part of what kept me from doing much over the years - I never knew what to do with them!

Katrina said...

Hi Lisa, Celebrate Life looks so nice stitched into the pillow,congrats on your little finish :)

Katrina said...

Hi Lisa, Celebrate Life looks so nice as a little pillow, congrats on your finish :)

Lisa said...

Deb and Susan, glad to help! Susan, I know exactly what you mean about not finishing stuff because you didn't know what to do with them. Blogworld has really been a gift with all the wonderful crafters and stitchers. Oh yeah, and thanks for your link too. I saved it.

Katrina, Thanks so much! I really appreciate that.