Friday, July 13, 2018

TUSAL for July

Hello Everyone, I can't believe it's already July it always seems that the year passes quicker and quicker. 
It's been in the upper 90's so far this month but still going down into the upper 50's and mid 60's for over night so at least it cools down some. Yes, the air conditioner has been a good friend of mine.

Thank you all so much for your kind and healing comments, we both really appreciated them. 
I'm healing up fine just have bruises to fade away and the spot on my elbow is getting smaller. The hubs will be 4-6 weeks for the bruised ribs to heal and since he is back at work I'm leaning more towards the 6 weeks. He starts spending quality time with the heating pad as soon as he walks in the door. 

Now on to the TUSAL update for July.....
You can find a link on my sidebar, just scroll down.

My little jar got over half full this time around. I think I need to pop it in the dishwasher, it's starting to look a bit grubby.

Lots of greens and browns, but also some from the new DMC Coloris threads that I picked up at Michael's. I found a list on line that gives you the corresponding DMC solids for Coloris and Color Variations at
I found the large jar with around 10 years of ort's in the back of a cabinet in my craft room, so I thought I would share a picture of it along side my total for 2018. That is a whole lot of threads. Eventually I know I will either throw them out or ..... maybe I will get one of those gallon sized Ball mason jars and keep them in there. I love the mason jar idea.

I'm still trying to decide on the scissor fob design to share. I love the patchwork heart with the saying Stitchin' is in my Heart, but the bee's are so cute and I also have one with stitched buttons all over and one with an antique sewing machine, so many choices. Maybe if I quit playing with the designs I'll come up with a decision. 

Well, that's it for today everyone, thank you so much for stoppin' by and maybe leaving a thought or two behind. Until next time.......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What A Week !

When your just going along mindin' your own business and along comes Murphy times 2.

We were supposed to camping last week, but the hubs falling four feet from the doorway of a semi truck cab on Tuesday at work put a stop to that. He had to help a window up that didn't want to go then turned around and lost his footing.

He came home with a badly swollen bruised right knee, bruised ribs on the left side and an inch round piece of skin missing from his left elbow and the resulting bruises and swelling from that. He landed with his face only an inch or two from the pavement. His place was on the couch alternating between ice packs and the heating pad.
He didn't want give up on the camping trip though and when I mentioned unloading the fridge and freezer on Wednesday he told me not to be to hasty he could be fine in the morning (keep dreaming hun), so to humor him I left everything as it was. By Thursday night he finally gave up the idea of camping as we reasoned out the things he couldn't do because of the injuries. So very happy that nothing was broken. He's back to work today, but on limited duty.

So, Friday afternoon I started to unload the fridge and freezer, remove the bread and any thing else that would spoil or get melted from the heat, my stitchin' stuff that I planned on doing while out camping, my handgun and some of the clothes.
 It took three trips just for the food and then it was my turn for the GOD of clumsiness to show up and smack me around. I missed a step coming out of the trailer on the last trip and that was all it took. Luckily I hit back against the door slamming it into the the outside wall of the trailer and then fell sliding down the door and landing on my feet. I ended up with a skinned and bruised left elbow a pulled muscle in my left hip and a big bruise on the under side of my upper right arm. I was glad that was all I did and that I landed on my feet, but pissed I dropped my gun, at least it was in the holster and unloaded. If I had fallen forward instead of back I had a pile of big rocks to the left of the doorway and a black walnut tree and 8x8 fence post right in front of the doorway. It could have been much worse for both of us last week.

On a happier note I have another scissor fob chart to share with you all. I just need to decide between a patchwork heart or bee's on a honeycomb. So until next time, thank you so much for stopping by.

Take Care & Be Safe
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, July 09, 2018

Some Stitchy & Sewing Stuff

Weekend before last we went on our bi-monthly provision the cabin trip into the big city of Billings Montana. We went up to Harbor Freight where I found these.....

Couldn't pass them up at $1.99. They are about 6" long.

Then I got to stop off at Michael's. I was looking for DMC's 35 new colors and DMC said they were available there, well they were not so I picked up five of the new Coloris threads and a pack of plastic bobbins.

and this.......

A cute sewing box for the Vacation Home (aka: the 5th wheel)

I love all of the sewing and stitching themed sayings.

It has a tray inside and a small pocket and pincushion in the lid. 
And to make it even better the cashier flag a 50% off coupon. 

I stitched a small design to try out one of the new Coloris threads 4515.
 "No Matter Where" by Sandra Longan Designs.
I'll turn this into a knob hanger and hang it in the 5th wheel. I'm working on a scissor fob and needle case for the sewing box using Coloris 4513, I should be done with the stitching in a couple of days then on to the finishing.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by the cabin and having a look around.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy Fourth of July !!!!

Wishing you all a

Have an amazing day!!
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Are delivery drivers really this DUMB !!

Hello Everyone; Hope this finds you all well. 
This is going to be a bit of a rant post, just to warn ya.

The hubs ordered new leaf springs and tires for the vacation home (aka: the 5th wheel) on either the 8th or 10th. He figured it would take a week or so for everything to come in. 
He ordered tires from Walmart and they were at the Billings, Montana store on the 14th, fast shipping, easy pick up at their store. One down one left to go.

We waited and waited for the leaf springs to show up, he sent an email to the place he ordered from. They answered and said they had been delivered and gave a tracking number.The hubs checked FedEx website and sure enough they said they had been delivered on the 14th of June seven days ago. 
Now FedEx has been delivering here long enough that they know where our house is, the number is at the end of the driveway and on the house clearly visible from the street. There is an abandoned mobile home that looks abandoned with boarded up windows and such that we use for storage just around the corner.  

So where do the idiots deliver the leaf springs to, yep, that's right to the trailer with no house number that is boarded up. They sat outside a the back steps that are broken down and covered in moss for seven days with it raining most days. The boxes were soaking wet and the springs were starting to get rust and the bolts and brackets were also. Hubs just say's he'll throw a coat of paint on them before putting them on the trailer.

FedEx has always been a bit lazy about delivering out here with not ringing doorbells or knocking, just drop and run, even if it needs a signature. This was just the epitome of lazy workers that could tell no one lived there, but they just didn't care. I know the hubs won't send them an email, because he told the person we ordered from about it and thinks he will say something to them, but I am most definitely not that nice and will get the information from the shipment and send them a no BS assessment of their sorry ass service. 

And if we have a choice of shipper I will go with UPS. I like UPS much better, they always knock or ring before they head back to their truck.

Rant completed, sorry/not sorry for being a crabby ass. 
I guess I should be, and I am, grateful that we live in a small town with next to no crime otherwise the boxes would have been gone.

Take Care Everyone & 
Have a Great Weekend
Hugs, Sandy

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Wandering Scissor Fob

Hey there everyone. 
Thought I'd share a scissor fob chart that you can stitch over the weekend.

"Not all who WANDER are lost" 

Uses DMC threads, but as always I encourage you to choose your favorite colors for fabric and thread.
It only measures 2-1/4" using 14/28 count.

You can find finishing tutorials for scissor fobs on YouTube or here Lynns scissor fob tutorial
I've never made a tutorial for one yet, but probably should at some point. 

Please Respect Copyright Laws.
Remember these are my own designs and I would love it if you would post a link to my blog if you stitch one of my designs.
If you do stitch one of my designs I would appreciate seeing your finished piece. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend Everyone
Hugs, Sandy