Aug 11, 2017

As primitive as it gets


 
That's what I think this pouch is, stitched from Notforgotten Farm's Pennsylvania Pillowe design.  It is stained, the linen threads broken from sanding, errors in stitching.  Fully lined and beat up.  This will be one of the items for sale soon.
  



My Simple Life magazine came and there is an article entitled "Keepers of the Flame", about antique wallets worked in the flamestitch as many of Ann's were.  One line brought a chuckle - "The purse of 'IP' was worked in 1773 by a not-too-skilled needlewoman who dealt with her mistakes by ignoring them"! 
 
By the time I got the camera, most of the flock was gone.  There was a little scuffle between the doe and hens, but everyone was able to have a snack.  See how tiny the chick is, to the left of its mom?
 
I have been trying to down the gallon of water daily before my next test (which was supposed to be this week) but I am having so much trouble.  I can't have iced tea, nothing with caffeine, so I am adding MiO flavors (love those little squirters) but still not drinking enough.  Slices of fruit in the water does nothing for me.  I'll keep trying though.
 
Good grief it's Friday and we're getting into the middle of August.  Since the start, evenings have been really chilly, not summer like at all.  Days have been below normal too.  So disappointed in the summer of 2017 which started with the furnace still running in JUNE!!  Damn.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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12 comments:

Rachel said...

Lovely little pouch! And I've never heard of that magazine, thank you for introducing me!

debbie haggard said...

Marly, can you have iced herbal tea? No caffeine as it technically isn't made from tea leaves. for example: Bigelow brand Orange & Spice herbal tea is caffeine free and is the very best when cold and over ice.

kelley said...

can you drink Power Aide Zero...my Doctor had me drink that when I had the kidney infection...it's even good watered down half way...I'm great at just plain ice cold water so hardly buy it anymore (also because I am on a huge frugal binge to pay off student loan ASAP)...your yard is amazing for all the animal life...especially the cats !

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love that little pouch.
Summer of 2017 has been a strange one and I'm not happy that it's August!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Jacqueline said...

You who flashes at the drop of a hat are complaining about lower temps!

The Eveningstitcher said...

I have to hunt for that Simple LIfe Magazine....I guess I need to subscribe to it. They do have a lot of great articles in it! I love your pouch, but I don't sand my needle work either. I've learned the hard way!

Barb said...

What a cute little pouch!! By the way, for the past 2 weeks all the nasty heat has been here in Washington State along with lots of smoke from the fires up in BC!!

CalamityJr said...

We've been drinking a lot more water since I bought a Brita water filter pitcher. I know it's hard, though!

Deb said...

Marly, those little pouches and bags you have been showing us are amazing.
Just loving seeing them.

Audrey said...

Try using a straw to drink more. Also I heard that a slice of fruit doesn't make all that much difference in a container of water but a whole sliced fruit gives it much more flavor. Good luck! P.S. Your stitching is gorgeous!

Patti said...

Have you tried adding Mio to LaCroix? I love the bubbles! Sparkling Lemonade is my favorite this time of year...
Blessings, Patti

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