What am I up to and why are there no pictures?

I’m working on brown paper package projects! It takes me a while to decide what I want to do in these sort of circumstances. But I have three of my five projects underway. I am taking pictures but I’ll post them after they get mailed out.

I’ve also been savoring my birthday present, a dozen DVDs of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot mysteries, starring the admirable David Suchet. Agatha Christie has been my favorite author since I first read one of her mysteries in the third grade. I don’t often care for filmed versions of books but these are really well done—lovely sets, gorgeous costumes, good casting.

I’m enjoying spinning with my new spindle now that I’ve come to terms with the fact that my left hand is just going to do what it wants to do. The boy has been quite interested and “helped” a bit. He can actually give it a good steady flick. Now if I could just get him to wind the spun wool . . .

I’ve been playing around with reorganizing the sewing room. We moved some furniture out so I’m hoping to get a cutting/work table in. I’ve actually set up a temporary one to test the height and such. Lots of plans, not so much skill or time to accomplish them. Although I did get a great book with lots of ideas for building storage/furniture that doesn’t require a lot of fancy tools, Quick and Easy Handmade Storage by Philip and Kate Haxell. I laughed when I got home as I realized I already have another book by the same authors. I do think that I could actually do most of the projects in this book given the materials and some child free time with power tools. BZZZZ! BZZZZ!

Another reason there are no pictures is that my computer was having some issues so I’m temporarily geared down until dear hubby can patch it up again. And it’s been raining frogs here. I like a nice rainy day inside but the kids are getting a little crazy.



  1. Krista Nieto’s avatar

    My mom gave me a set of Hercule Poirot stories on CD to listen to when I drove home from their house last month. It was so much fun!

  2. Snippety Gibbet’s avatar


    Take a look at the post about your very fun gift, and see what I’m up to with that origami paper. jan

  3. Snippety Gibbet’s avatar

    Cindy……..What a great surprise to get a package from you. I was so excited to open it. I started using the goodies right away. The quite classy box is now on my dresser and is the new home to my growing collection of fancy hair clips. The origami paper is gorgeous and will start getting used probably this weekend. You are the best!!! I will post photos this weekend. jan

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