29 January 2014
S.E.X. in the mail
I did not go to the LNS on Saturday. They were calling for snow, which did not come, and I didn't want to get stuck in that. We also have been slapped with another round of a severe cold. My lips are taking the brunt of it this go-round--they are cracked and bleeding, and Sunday, it was so bad, I woke up with ducklips, they were that battered. I have been scrambling to find something to soothe them, and the only thing which seems to work is Neutrogena Hand Cream (don't worry, it said it's OK for lips, it's even nicely-flavored. Those people think of everything.) I seem to be a bit better, except I am losing my voice, but it's only 3 days til the weekend, and I can rest.
So, Friday morning, I placed an order on 123. Mom gives me GC to there every Christmas, and I still had a little balance on one from last year, plus the one from this year. So I ordered these lovelies. Some other things were on back-order so there will be another package. It's nice to be able to do this for myself every so often. I do admit though, that blue is not what I thought it would be, not sure what I'll stitch on it. I still have not stitched Someone Small a Christmas stocking, but the chart I like for her would go well on that fabric. So, should I use it for that or do the Frosty Forest on it? Does anyone know how these are supposed to be laid out even? Are they ornaments or a picture? I guess they could be whatever I want them to be, but I'm so indecisive.
Does this winter weather affect your hands? I used to never have dry chapped hands, but the last three winters have been atrocious. I thought it was just my office air for the last two years and kept Gloves in A Bottle at work, but this winter, it's just as bad. This week has been terrible, because I am working on Heatherfield, and the fabric is snagging on my hands. Ugh.The Gloves in A Bottle isn't really working--cue the Neutrogena. Left-brain says this is all caused by having a heat pump in the house, and we should get a bigger humidifier. I am going to think about this--this winter has been a mess.