No new tatting but I did finish stitching this down on the pillowcase. I do think I'll make a hen & chick edging for the edge. In fact, since that is such an easy on-the-go project, it will be perfect for my frequent comings and goings right now. It will probably use up this particular ball of Lizbeth thread too. I hope I don't need more as it won't match, I'm sure.
I now have a section of electric overhead lines underground now. They eliminated the overhead wires in a heavily wooded section leading to the house. Unlike overseas, you have to request and pay for underground relocation of overhead electric wires here. The final inspection revealed I need to upgrade the electric panel in the house. It's something I've wanted to do anyway for a long time, but the timing sucks. I don't have a choice as to when. It must be done by the 20th now. So I'll be scrambling this next week to get that arranged.
Last night I repaired a tie for my son. It was one I bought him for Christmas for way too much money for the little bit of fabric involved.....and now a loose thread that ran up and down the whole thing? This is the kind of annoyance I've always had with ready-made clothing. Buttons and zippers and hems always seem to need repairs in a very short time. When I put on a button - it's NOT coming off. Hems don't pull out and I avoid clothing with zipper. You could say this 60+ body finds elasticized clothing easier to wear but more than anything, I hate replacing a broken zipper. Give me elastic, pretty ties or hidden pockets anyday!
Sigh....I just filled a shuttle with that thread. Fortunately, it was just full as about 8" out there was a knot. I can cut it at the knot and not be concerned. 'Nuff said!
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