Will somebody PUHLEEZE come over here and explain to my otherwise-intelligent husband that lights on a Christmas tree should go round and round the tree and should NOT vertically draped from top to bottom?? And that light wires are colored green so that they can be hidden in the tree, as opposed to hanging all over the outside of the tree.
And finally, please tell him that the little metallic tags and white tickets and little bags of extra bulbs are not decorations in and of themselves, but they are actually meant to be removed from the strand of lights. Scissors will do this quite nicely.
Every single Christmas for 25 years, we fuss over this.
It's a good thing he buys me nice jewelry.
So - no finishes today. Dave was home all day yesterday, and bothered me endlessly looking for whatever little thing he has misplaced over the past year. Then we spent last night decorating our large tree (pre-lit, thank god), and putting up the smaller pencil tree (needed new lights - hence the rant). I'm up to three trees now. Funny how they seem to multiply over time.
But anyway, I worked a little on a Mill Hill Buttons and Beads kit I bought at that little store in Meadville. Folks, I'm not a good beader. I've studiously avoided beads for most of my stitching life. If anyone has any hints about this, I'd be so grateful to learn them. Here's where I am so far.
Finally, it looks like some of you all(like Annemarie)are posting true confessions about the number of WIP's you've got going and UFO's you have hiding away. Seriously? I mean, I'll fess up as long as we all agree that it's just for fun and amusement and that I don't have to stitch on anything I don't want to and as long as you don't tell my husband. At least not while I'm alive.