8 hours ago
Friday, November 12, 2010
I want to address the comment I made regarding 'junk wool' for lettering! I really do appreciate all the comments that you left on the Pumpkin House rug ~ it really is a cute little piece! The orange wool that I used first was a nice hand-dyed wool ~ definitely not junk ~ and then I had to pull it out because it didn't show up. Somewhere, I have read that you use wool you ordinarily wouldn't hook with for the letters, pull it out after the background is in and re-hook them ~ evidently others of you have heard that, as well. They show up and stand up better! Then you don't mind pitching the wool that was reverse hooked ~ like I minded pulling out that nice dyed orange! One of my commenters, Newburyarts, suggested doubling a strip to get the latter to stand up ~ that is probably a good idea but my issue was the color didn't stand out as much as I thought it needed to! Thanks for all the kind words!
I'm almost ready for my class tomorrow ~ always a few things to do ~ but I'll be ready when my gals arrive! I'm baking a sweet treat for them to have with coffee when they arrive and quiche for lunch ~ hope it's good ~ sometimes it can get scary here in my kitchen!!!!! If any of you are reading that are coming tomorrow, hang on to your hats!!!!!
I wanted to tell you about my darling Mr. Kitty! He has a new trick! He loves my jewelry so much that I can't really let it lay out on the dresser, so I put it in the small drawers that are part of the dresser top. Well ~ now the little beast has figured out how to OPEN the drawers!!!!! He uses his paws like little hands and pulls them right open!!!! I kept finding the drawers open so I thought I was forgetting to close them ~ Sonny saw them open while I was gone last week and thought I'd just left them that way!!! Now, the culprit does it right while we're watching ~ he loves bling just like me! My fear is that he'll scoop something out of there and carry it away, never to be seen again! I told Sonny that I thought duct tape was in order!!!!! Should I use it on the drawer or use it on the cat?
Okay, people ~ I'm off!! Tomorrow is a big day and this is one tired hooker!! Ta ta