Well here it is Wednesday already and I am just getting around to posting. I am feeling a little stressed, but seriously I have no one or nothing to blame but myself. I have tried to analyze why I feel the need to be CONSTANTLY on the move and CONSTANTLY with some project or another in the works, and honestly I have not really figured it out. Part of me just can't bear to admit that the old body just can't seem to keep up and it is getting worse everyday. My lower back is hurting and is somewhat flaring up my sciatic nerve, ~ which is always a nightmare ~ and my knees are BAD, and now to add to my list my index finger on my left hand is stiff and hurting as well. I have never had my fingers and hands hurting before so this is new, but I am afraid that it is arthritis as well. I am totally amazed at how much I really use that hand as I am trying to favor it. But washing my hair requires two hands, blowing drying my hair does as well. Typing, eating, dishes, and certainly sewing, but I am pressing on. My alternative seems to be to do nothing, ~ I do seem to sleep and lounge well ~ but I honestly just refuse. Sooo I guess for now I will move along as best I can for as long as the Lord gives me the ability to do so.
Capri got her dress on Sunday. She was just thrilled with the whole thing, and particularly with the necklace which she promised she would guard and care for with all that is in her, and I know she will. I am so glad I decided to give it to her. I think little Tella felt a little left out so grandma will have to figure something out there. Sometimes it is hard to have 11 grandkids and try and keep everything even, but I am NOT complaining, just saying.
I made new Christmas stockings for Melody's family in the last couple of days. I guess the new trend is burlap everything, and Christmas stockings are popular on the list. Melody was admiring many that she had seen on Pintrest and Etsy, and I knew I could make them pretty easy for her. Sometimes those Etsy shops charge soo much for these kind of things, but honestly I can see why. You are never compensated for your time with these things. I have had several people suggest I start an Etsy shop but honestly that is one of my concerns, plus I can barely keep up on my own list of wants, haha. I could never bare to charge what I would really need to charge to make it worth my while either. For instance, I would need to charge at least 40 dollars a piece for these stockings, and it just seems ridiculous, though Mel says people pay it all the time. Anyway, here they are...
|MEL BEING THE ONLY FEMALE ~ FOR NOW ANYWAY ~ IN THE FAMILY GOT A RUFFLE AND A FLOWER AND SOME RIBBON BRAID ON HERS|
Now I need to get cracking on making some of these ~ completely different ~ for my oldest sons family. Then there is Christmas jammies to make, finish up my runners, and if there is any time left, I want to make some Christmas towels and matching hot pads for them all too. Pretty sure I am not going to get this done by Thanksgiving, and I started in August too, lol. These are a great deal of the gifts I am giving to my families this year, which if they are to be used for Christmas, you really need them for the WHOLE season, thus the need to have them completed by Thanksgiving.
Hope you are all busy and enjoying the nice Fall weather. Our mornings and evenings have finally turned cool, and I am soo pleased. The time change is around the corner though, and honestly I can hardly bear that. Dark at 5 makes for a short day it seems, and I need to add a few hours to mine.