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Here is a good reason to have a psychological exam:
I like to drive to the community park a couple times a week to give Scout (our resident nuisance) a run and walk in the woods. Today I arrived at the park and was getting out of my car when I realized that I had worn my quilting gloves.
I have used and worn out a few pairs of quilting gloves over the last few years. I’ve paid as much as $26.00 a pair, but these gardening gloves cost me $4.99 at Home Depot they are called “DigZ” and although they are a little hot to wear (I have gotten used to that), I like them better than any other pair I have used. (These pair are stretch knit with foam latex dip . . . so not a good bet for someone allergic to latex.)
I cut off the fingertips because I found that wearing gloves makes it harder to clip and change the bobbins because I was always taking my gloves off and on. Rather than using my fingertips which causes a lot of tension there, I flatten my hands and let the palms and fingers do the work while leaving my fingertips free to do the dexterity work.
Cheery Thought from Betty “Let your fingertips do the clipping!”
As you might have read on our Etsy Shop About Page, we both received mug rugs from one of the sweetest members of our family, the wife of my cousin, Joe. Linette gifted the mug rug pictured on a visit in the fall of 2011. Each night as I sipped my evening tea, this miniature quilt was a gentle reminder of Linette’s caring heart! I wanted to share that feeling with others and thought that an embroidered sentiment added just a bit more of a personal touch. That was the beginning of the CheeryHere dream!
Cheery Notes ♫ from Elizabeth! “The simplest gifts often come from the kindest hearts!”
A Tale of Two Stitches. Well it is Friday and I have had a very busy week. I have two quilts I have been feverishly quilting.
I wanted the two quilts to be the same and yet subtitle different. I was also thinking I needed to take my decorative stitches out for a spin.
There are 640 four inch pinwheels in these two quilts. I used traditional solids like in Amish quilts, but instead of black, I used modern batiks to create a mix of old and new. I keep trying to use up my batik scraps . . . I think I have to quit buying them.
Cheery Thought from Betty “No two faces alike, no two pinwheels alike .”
What makes me cheery today: Puppy Love!
Hello Shiba Inu puppies!
Hello Pile of Shiba Inu Puppies sleeping in the van!
Three little puppies rode north from North Carolina! One (Benny) was dropped off at Papa’s house and two came home!
Hello Sammy and Shadow. Welcome Home!
Hello total lack of productivity in every area of my world! This family has Puppy Fever!
Cheery Notes ♫ from Elizabeth! “The laughter inducing antics of two eight week old puppies pushes procrastination to a whole new level!”
What makes me cheery today: Hello Monday following a wonderful sunny weekend!
Hello my daughter being brave and riding her bike!
Hello Begonias for the third and fourth grade teachers! We do appreciate you!
Hello laundry on the line. . . again! The weather has been so nice for days!
Hello Forget-Me-Nots coming up!
Hello tulip placemats from last year’s MAKE and TAKE!
Hello to almost finishing another set of mug rugs. Bindings!
Hello CamWow stitching while waiting at a guitar lesson!
Cheery Notes ♫ from Elizabeth! “Sunshine and flowers keep me smiling!”
Happiness came in a pair of hands this week.
Cheery Thought from Betty “Some hands hold your heart.”
What makes me cheery today: Introducing the ‘Hello Monday’ series!
Hello nice weather and shifting to time spent outside.
Hello clothes drying on the line.
Hello backyard adventures.
Hello fancy mud pies made just because they can.
Hello my all time favorite flower!
Hello meals on the deck.
Hello inside with long lists of want to do and need to do for home, work and play.
Cheery Notes ♫ from Elizabeth! ”Let the outside nourish your inside ambitions this week!”
What are you saying hello to this week? Leave us your hellos or a link in the comments.
Weekly staff meeting at the “Boston Bean Cafe” our favorite coffee stop!
Our staff of two “CheeryDee” and “CheeryDum” meet here to update our progress, brainstorm, and enjoy a chai and latte. We are having a serious debate over which of us is Dee or Dum?
We could have used a mug rug here!
Cheery Thought from Betty & Elizabeth. “We are all works in progress!”
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