The end is in sight – here are four more monkey letters!
BTW, the slight delay in posting this week is because I have been caring for my MIL following her total knee replacement. The surgery went well, but she went home too early (her choice) and didn’t tell us she had no one to come stay with her during her at-home convalescence. She ended up hospitalized again with pneumonia. She’s an 83-year-old in generally good health, but stubborn does not begin to describe her! DH and I practically kidnapped her when she was released on the 24th, so that we can help her get back on her feet. We hope to have her back in her own home shortly. We take her to the doctor’s tomorrow for an x-ray to check on her recovery from pneumonia and to her surgeon later in the week to have her knee checked, and then we will see. Do pray for all of us, please!
Are you old enough that this title means something to you? Yeah, me too – lol!
It’s bonus week – six letters for the price of four (and you can’t beat the price!)
No, I did not get the finishing done on my Altoid tin last weekend. As soon as I do, I promise I will post the directions.
But here are the next four letters of the Monkey Alphabet – Enjoy!
I had believed that this proverb was attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Imagine my surprise, when I began to research it (so that I might attribute it to him for this article) to discover that it was not! Oh well, it’s still a good saying.
My DS, seeing me work on this small chart, said “That doesn’t make any sense!” When I explained that my sense of this proverb is that taking one stitch when it is needed, saves having to take nine stitches later, he said “You left out the commas.” Sigh.
But I think it’s a good proverb anyway, and appropriate for my purpose, which is to make a small sewing kit for my handbag. If you’d like to make one, too, you are welcome to use my design. Today I’m giving you the chart. If, as I hope, this weekend I get the finishing done, I’ll post the instructions next week.
I stitched this on 14 count white aida, a scrap I had left from another project (Waste not, Want not – right!) BTW, I used DMC 115, not DMC 815. At the time I created the pattern, I had not yet discovered how to create new floss lists in PC Stitch Pro. And now, even though I have discovered how to use that feature, I still haven’t created a list for DMC Varigated floss. You may, of course, use any colors you wish – lol!
Please, if you stitch this, send me a pic. I’d like to start a Gallery page. As an incentive, if you are the first to send me a pic, I’ll send you an empty Altoid TIn. Really! You can send me your address in a separate comment, which I won’t post.