Nov 20, 2009
ZIP ZILCH NADA
I've got nothing to show you today. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I haven't had a needle in my hand since Monday evening, and if my journals are correct, this is the longest stretch of time I've ever gone without stitching. Yikes!
Thank you for all of your kind concern about the big ass tear I made in the canvas. The good news is that I have quite a lot of canvas in my stash and that the tear was close enough to a border that I can just cut it off and have a smaller piece for another project. Had this been a real canvas emergency (on a handpainted canvas or on one that is close to completion), you would have heard the primal scream from whence I sit. In this case, though, no biggie.
Aunt Chrissy and I are ready for Thanksgiving, thanks to some power grocery shopping last night. We got the turkey boobs (*) for roasting and all the normal fixin's. I am going to add one dish to our usual menu this year, and that's Ina Garten's Sagaponak Corn Pudding. Doesn't it sound good?
Today I'm off to the garage to start sorting and culling the Christmas decorations. I am determined to donate all of the crap that I don't use and make room for a more orderly system out there if it kills me! (Gee, I've graduated from the attic to the garage....woo hoo!)
Once all chores and tasks are completed (wipe that smirk off your face, please), I've promised myself a few hours in the Happy Chair with Raymond Crawford's Merry Christmas canvas. I finished Lesson One and have the goodies for Lesson Two, so I better get to it!
(*) About three years ago Aunt Chrissy and I realized that neither of us particularly likes dark meat. So instead of buying a whole turkey and passing the leftover dark meat back and forth between us for a month and a half, we do two turkey breasts. They roast just perfectly and we end up with a good amount of white meat to split between us for Siggie Specials. No muss...no fuss!
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