Welcome Jane from Naples, Florida.
Thanks you for the lovely comment.
Glad you found me from Ernestine's woods.
She is a love, isn't she.
I know there is some kind of history on why Monday is wash day. Tuesday was/is ironing day. Wednesday was baking day.
I am a structured person, so I always do laundry on Monday. Although when I had my nine-room house to care for, I did "certain" laundry on certain days.
Monday I did the whites and the bedding, and cleaned bedrooms.
Tuesday, I did bath towels, kitchen towels and cleaned the bathrooms.
Wednesday, I did colored clothes, which were folded and put in baskets set on the stairs for the kids to take up and put away and I mopped and cleaned the kitchen and entryway.
Thursday, I baked bread and cookies and pies and cake and laundered the dark colored clothes.
Friday was the day to vacuum and dust the living room and dining room--as the other rooms had been done on their special days.
Saturday, I washed the car, mowed the lawn and weeded the gardens.
Sunday, I went to church and crocheted or cross stitched the rest of the day while watching whatever the hubs wanted to watch on TV.
That schedule worked perfectly for me. At least part of the house was neatened up and clean. This schedule was posted so the kids knew what clothes to have in the hamper. If you forgot to get your white blouse in the hamper by Monday morning, you either had to launder it yourself or wait until the next Monday.
Yes--with 3 teenagers and a baby, I had to have a schedule and it worked great.
Now, with this wee house and maybe 4 loads of laundry a week--no need for that schedule, but I still do laundry on Monday and change the bedding and tidy up the bedroom and bathroom.
One of my blog buddies mentioned a new TV program on her post the other day. Since Downton Abbey has been canceled and there is absolutely nothing on Sunday night viewing, I clicked on PBS and lo and behold, a Masterpiece show all about Queen Victoria. It was lovely!! The show that came on after wards is all about Henry the VIII's wives--in order of their marriage's to the nasty man.
Now, I love historical stuff. I will watch any biography, any documentary of famous people. I watched one this afternoon on Tiger Woods. A lot of the truth comes out, which normally wouldn't from a News source. There is a another documentary coming up--can't remember when, called "After Camelot" and explores the lives of not just Jackie and JFK, but the entire Kennedy family.
Anyway, Sunday night at 9:00 on PBS, it's a good as Downton Abbey and supposedly, true.
I finished up the cross stitch baby quilt on Saturday night.
but, as it often does, something got in the way.
I used to have a silk flower sway above my back door. Karen made it for me in 1992. This fall, I had to toss it out.
I have been wanting a cross stitch picture up there ever since, but it is a narrow space--6". I created and made this one of my childhood "spaces", but I got carried way and it got too wide.
Well, New Year's Day, I just happened to be browsing through the Stitchery magazine and.....
The total design height is 3".
Silly people!!!Of course I ordered it.
Started it yesterday afternoon.
If I get the narrowest of frames, it should be 4 1/2 inches in height. Just perfect to fit above the back door.
Also, remember that crocheted all in one piece cardigan that I couldn't understand the pattern?
I contacted the place where I had purchased the pattern and, they gave me some help and yes--I had it right--it is supposed to look like this at Row 27:
It's a mystery, isn't it?
Apparently (hopefully) when I get up to the top of the sleeve, there is going to be a change.
Those strips are supposed to be the left front and back. I can tell you this, the back part better increase, because this is an XL size and my back is way wider that that one strip. HAH!