After showing you my black and natural white waxed linen thread in my sewing box, I decided I needed a few more colors. After googling for a ridiculous amount of time comparing prices I found some for half of the price they were on Amazon. I got some nice primary colors. I was chagrined that the sellers wrote in huge black marker on the bottom of the neat plastic containers. This thread is a delight to use for hand-sewing. It's strong and easily glides through the fabric. I also love how rustic it is.
Each spool is inside these neat little boxes with a colorful label. There is a little hole in the center of the lid where you pull out what you need for the project and snip it off leaving a little tail. I just used the free online translator and guess what Fil au Chinois means? "Chinese Thread"! To learn more about this interesting thread, click HERE.
I also got some "White River Shell Buttons" while I was picking out the threads. The seller is "Thackery" which has all sorts of interesting products.
Do you have house plants? I got my green thumb from my mother. She absolutely always had plants growing in our house. In fact, this green Shamrock plant is from tubers that she gave me from her huge massive pot of them over 40 years ago! So, if you want a long lasting and wonderful house plant I can highly recommend a Shamrock, the dark red on the left is the other color variety.
This is a new leaf on the plant that sits next to the Shamrocks in our den window. It's a "Pin Striped Calathea" (thanks Google!).
My severely pruned red Hibiscus is leafing out nicely, but is mad at me and has not produced a flower in quite a while. I put it in a much bigger pot so it might be putting it's energy in producing new roots? Or I may need to fertilize it.
The boy's garden continues to thrive, we've been dining on the lettuce leaves as they grow. Wouldn't it be amazing if the green pepper and tomato plants actually produce fruit on the kitchen counter?
Dayle picked this Hyacinth up when he ran into the store when we were out yesterday. I may, or may not have, hinted I wanted one. :-) He accompanied me to my annual mammogram yesterday and I also had to have a bone density test. Ugh! We consoled ourselves with lunch out afterwards.
I need to put my nose close to this and see how it smells. Do you have plants in your house? My older sister does, my younger sister has not one single house plant. But she is an avid gardener outside her house.
Kristi got this orchid a few years back and we have been amazed at how it's re-flowered.
Kristi has used a bread machine that Shawn brought with him when he moved back home with us. Yesterday it was white bread and today I am smelling the aroma of honey wheat bread baking. Being low carb with fresh bread smells is not easy. :-| Kristi has found 3 low carb bread recipes for the bread maker and is going to try making those for me. :-)
OK, time to pack the swim bag and head off in the cold damp weather to descend into cool water and swim back and forth for an hour. Can you tell I'm not feeling it today? I hope you're having a grand mid-week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)