I am having more fun making jewelry. I'm not good enough yet to graduate to gold and silver wire, but I'm getting the hang of it.
GUESS WHAT I did today?
Remember yesterday when Betty Jane, Phylly and I were coming back from taking Mom to the hospital in Enid, we stopped at the quilt/fabric store in Hennessey? I bought three pieces of fabric to make -- of course -- three more blouses. Since I don't have all my sewing paraphernalia here with me at Mom's former home, I decided to make the earrings for these three pieces of fabric BEFORE I sewed the blouses.
I wonder if anyone else does that????
First, though, I made a necklace. I had a little string of hearts. One large, two medium and two tiny. I decided to use the two tiny hearts for earrings and make a necklace out of the other three. They looked really nice with one of the fabrics. Here it is:
I decided that if I could make a blouse fit my HIGH shoulder, that I should be able to make a necklace fit my HIGH shoulder. I have always hated necklaces because they won't stay centered on my neck.
SOOOOOOO, because of this awesome revelation, when I have THIS necklace on, the clasp sits directly in the center at the back of my neck, and the big heart hangs in the center of my upper chest.
I have an expensive gold/diamond necklace Jerry bought me years ago that I never wear for the above reason. When I get back home, I'm going to see if there is any way I can make the same adjustment to it.
Turned out the two tiny hearts cannot be used for earrings because they hang all crooked due to the way they are drilled. Oh, well. I'll think of something else to do for matching earrings. Maybe some glue.
Notice in the picture on the left how the left side (right side of pic) of my neck is higher than the right side. Explains it all.
Sorry for the dark picture. I don't have the proper equipment here to take good pics, and, of course, I have just this one face!
After I made that necklace, I made earrings for another piece of fabric I bought yesterday. They are really cute, but when I looked at the picture, I noticed that I need to remake one earring and turn the bead UPSIDE DOWN so they will be opposites, instead of the same. It would help to think of this BEFORE you make the earrings!
You do know by now that I love BLACK and any color together, but especially, black and red. It will be a challenge to keep a flower center from landing directly on my apex in the blouse made out of this!
Constant challenges in life, huh?
I haven't gotten to fabric number three yet, so I will
show you that one tomorrow.
My day -- other than the above part -- was pretty much "as usual".
The air conditioner company showed up here at Mom's house to replace the entire unit. They were an hour late, but I wasn't too upset since I have had cool air since I've been here. They arrived and went to work out in the garage. I walked out about 30 minutes later to see what was going on, and the two guys were just standing in the middle of the garage doing NOTHING!
I asked if there was a problem, and you can imagine my total shock when I found out there WAS a problem.
After they left, I went over to Countrywood Living Center which is where Mom lived until yesterday. They will hold her apartment for her until we know the outcome of Generations. I spent two hours in her room going through her closet. It is a good thing I did. It was horrible. She had not let the lady in to get her wash for quite a long time from the smell of it, and you can imagine what it was like with her being incontinent. We took EVERYTHING out of her closet. I am washing all the blouses, and Countrywood is washing all the pants. We have dozens of each! I actually already freed the black buttons off of one sweater, and I have a feeling there will be more this evening.
I've got to get busy. Need to cook dinner. OH! Forgot to tell you. The countertop people and the plumber showed up at our Kingston home today and removed all the kitchen countertops and the sink. Jerry is going to "cook" upstairs in my mini-kitchen. I'm trying not to visualise that!