It just dawned on me to check the calendar. Holy moley. Monday is Memorial Day. Maybe I didn't realize it because it falls so early this year . . . or maybe because the world is in such a crazy state.
I have been working on this cross stitch for a month now. I stitch a little every day but usually only 30 minutes or so. I've had to frog more than I ever have before. The chart has many errors and it is just frustrating. If it wasn't the perfect birthday gift, I would have given up long ago.
I am finishing up a little hooked mat, a fun pattern by Notforgotten Farm. He's called Mr. Jingles, but I think I need to call mine Mr. Shoebuttons since I plan on using antique shoe buttons in lieu of the rusty bells. A Christmas gift. Maybe this year I won't wait until the last minute and go crazy trying to get a few hooked gifts done. I just don't have the inclination to start a larger rug, though I have many patterns to choose from.
Did you know that May is "Older Americans Month"? Did you even know there was such a thing? I didn't until the bank sent me tips to help me protect myself.
Yard work just never ends. I just about finished all the edging, and I had to start all over again. I did get my 10 bags of topsoil on the low spot (400# worth . . . that's more dirt than I care to carry) but it still isn't enough. Oh, well. It may have to do for now. Still have my 6 bags of mulch to put out.
For a couple "no-reply" bloggers.
- P Loebl . . . please send me your email address
- Kate . . . thank you for the info. I will look for a competitor's coupon to use.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Be safe and stay healthy.
Pug hugs :)