Tuesday, November 29, 2016
More indulgences: nutcrackers and thread
The nutcrackers are all German-made by Erzegebirge, Steinbach, or Ulbricht. My mother gave us four of them on four Christmases in the 80's and 90's. (By chance this year they're all on the left.) The two on the far right were garage-sale finds. [Can you find the twins?] All of the others are from Marshall's or T. J. Maxx -- far cheaper than full price. Those stores have a limited selection and some years they don't have any that I like.
This year I indulged and bought two! These little guys are now in the center. (Technically the one on the right is a smoker, not a nutcracker.)
Craftsy had a sale on selected sets of Aurifil -- $71.50, regularly $120.00 -- and free shipping. I indulged! The sets are named for designers who presumably use these colors -- from left, Pat Sloan ("perfect box of neutrals"), Ann Kelle, and Angela Walters. Only one color is duplicated among the three sets. Alas, I won't be able to break open any of the spools and sew with them until I can navigate the stairs!
[Tomorrow I have to go to my primary care physician for a pre-op physical. Mind you, I had a pre-op physical on October 25 for last week's surgery. The hospital requires that the physical be within 30 days of the surgery. Thus I am out of the 30-day window for the December 1 procedure. And when I have the other foot done -- late January, I hope -- I'll need yet another physical. Sigh.]