What did I do today, that could be of any interest to anyone? Such a mundane life I lead.
There is a Genealogy Group on Face Book, researching Millers. They found me and wanted to know my background and ancestor's. Since Miller is such an uncommon name--right up there with Jones and Smith, I explained that I was only a Miller by marriage. Proud of the name, but.............
They insisted they wanted to see what I had researched on the Miller family that I was joined. So this morning, I sent them all the direct line ancestor's of my husband's. Maybe I will find someone related to my husband?
While I was on Face Book, I posted that I thought the President needed a dog. Almost every President has had a family dog. I see President Trump in need of a Rottweiler.
A big dog, with a head as big as the Presidents.
Maybe a Black Lab?
I love Labs.
Just a dog that he could walk the grounds with, get some fresh air, clear his head. He could rant and rave at the dog, and the dog wouldn't care He could keep the dog under the desk in the Oval Office and when the Prez got upset, he could lean forward and pet the dog to clam down and find comfort. Maybe then, the Prez wouldn't have to rant and rave on Twitter. Hm-mm?
After Face Book, I dumped all the wastebaskets and hauled the garbage pail out for pick-up.
While I was outside, I decided it was a good time to cover up the air conditioning unit.
I vacuumed the living room carpet as I had spilled some little glass beads when I was finishing up my cross stitch last night.
Added another gallon of water to my dispenser in the fridge.
Set up my TV tray, got my empty daily pill boxes out and filled them.
While I was watching my Soap, I took all the floss out of the project box and put it back in order in the fishing tackle box that contains all my bobbins of floss and other supplies.
I had washed my two completed cross stitch projects and hung them to dry a bit and after my Soap, I ironed them.
I will layer with paper towels and roll them around a tube to keep them fairly smooth. Hopefully tomorrow, I can get to Michael's and get a frame for Della's prayer/poem and get it put together.
I already have another cross stitch project in mind. So tonight, I will look at the floss color guide and go through the reverse process and take the floss needed from my floss storage box and put it in the project box. I already have a big piece of Aida, 14 count, off white fabric. 36 x 30.
This is the next project. Larger and more difficult. This will take me through many football games, into the New Year and probably basketball games. It is harder to cross stitch while watching basketball as the game moves so fast. But--I've been cross stitching for 40 years, so I am capable.
Did I ever show you my cross stitch, seasonal Angels?
These are mine that I put up every season change. I made a set for Karen, and the Christmas one the summer one for Susan,because she loves Pink. I also made a Madonna and Child one for Karen. I made a large one of Hydragenas for Jen, as that is her favorite flower. I've made many more. My favorite one was a Russian pattern of a little girl who looked exactly like Jen's daughter, Elise. She has it in her room.
I made each of the grandkids pillow, for their 2nd birthday's, of the thing they were most interested in at the time. I don't have photos of the older kids, but these are what I did for Jen's kids.
and a Christmas tree skirt for my sister Susan and my step-sister.
On this tree skirt, my step-sisters grandpa had an ice cream shop in Byron, so I tried to remember what it looked like and put it in, behind the big yellow house--because her grand parents had the biggest house in Byron and...it was yellow.
I have done so many cross stitch things for people. When I lived in Saginaw a lady visiting saw my Angel picture--the winter one. She wanted to know if I would do one for her. "I will pay you for the supplies and for your time."
When I told her that it took me around 200 hours to make, she changed her mind. Even at 2.00 an hour labor, that picture would be $400.00, without the supplies and the frame. LOL The Angel pictures all have metallic threads and glass beads on them. My favorites.