Happy Thursday morning to you my friends. It snowed again last night. Not much, but enough for me to get the shovel out and clear the driveway. It is pretty though.
One of the comments on my last post from "Three Pines Ranch" was brilliant. I don't know this person and would love to have her post again so we can connect with each other. I have a hunch she lives close to Spokane because she knew about this little store named "Sew Easy too". I hadn't even thought of checking there for the thread for Teresa's doily. That was plain stupid of me because they always seem to have the things the bigger stores don't. This isn't the first time I've found something there that was unavailable anywhere else locally.
Take a look at just one small wall of embroidery floss. This floss is SO unbelievably soft. And the colors! Oh my goodness!
There was even more of this floss that I didn't photograph.
This is the #30 thread that I needed. Look at all of the colors available. And I couldn't even find ecru anywhere else, let alone this color selection.
So this is the doily with #10 thread on round 28. Sorry it's a bit blurry.
This is the doily with #30 thread on round 12.
Both of them together.
I'm not going to rip out the first one. It's still pretty even though it's too big for Teresa's piano. I'll finish it later and either give it away or keep it. This tiny #30 thread is lots of fun to crochet with.
Several people have posted about crochet hook and knitting needle cases/holders they've bought or made recently. I've meant to show you mine but I keep forgetting. Taci showed her new crochet hook case on her blog yesterday and it reminded me again. I posted about this a year or two ago when I made it! but I'll share again. I had found a case I like online, but at about $90 it was out of my price range so I made my own double pointed case.
Here it is rolled up.
Here it is open. I still have lots of room left for more needles. :-)
A close up view.
I went to the cabinet place Tuesday and hubby put in the bottom drawer that evening, I just love my pantry now. Hopefully it will stay nice and neat. He offered to put another drawer in the bottom, but I have jars of my canning, plus a couple of cases of soup that I think may be too heavy for a drawer, so for now we'll just have these four and can add another one later if we want to.
I've also wanted to share with you about a tea that was shared with me. I've had trouble sleeping for several years. I believe it's due to the hormonal changes of menopause but who knows for sure. A fellow blogger gave me a sample of tea that her family, (kids included), drink everyday. I drink one cup in the evening before bed and I sleep all night! It doesn't make me sleepy but relaxed I guess. I don't know how to describe it. Not drugged or anything. I don't feel ANY different at all, but I sleep all night. I've shared it with friends and they like it too. I bought mine from bulkherbstore.com. I ordered one package each of whole organic chamomile flowers, cut organic oat straw, cut peppermint leaf, passionflower and mix it all together. You get a LOT of tea. I've given lots away and still have a huge jar. I'm guessing I have enough to last a year or two even after giving lots away. You just steep one teaspoon in a cup.
I hope this helps some of you who also have trouble sleeping. I don't know why it works but it does. It's also supposed to help regulate blood sugar levels.
And now, my friends, I need to get busy crocheting on this cute little doily. Thank you "Three Pines Ranch" for your help and please introduce yourself to me. Maybe we even live close to each other! Wouldn't that be fun? Vicki, aka "Stitcy McFloss" was a huge help too. She went so far as to call a local Hobby lobby from her home in Kentucky to try to find the #30 thread for me! Thanks a bunch Vicki!
Have a lovely day everyone and thanks for visiting with me.