Monday, November 30, 2009

Suenos Dulces

The winner of the pair of Spanish embroidered pillowcases is...

List Randomizer

There were 6 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Missy Ann
  2. Natasha
  3. Cole
  4. Margaret
  5. Aridne
  6. Staci

Timestamp: 2009-11-30 05:28:44 UTC

Congratulations Missy Ann! I'll get these out in the mail to you shortly. May you have many sweet dreams (suenos dulces) on them.

Thank you to everyone who offered to re-home my unwanted Nicaraguan treasures. I really appreciate it! I hope that those who became adoptive parents enjoy their new items. To those who didn't "win", I may do this again in the new year once I do some closet cleaning.

Today is it! My final post of November for NaBloPoMo! I didn't think I could do it. There were some days I struggled for a topic and there were some days I didn't really feel like talking/blogging. But I did it! Thanks to those of you who read my drivel everyday, those who sent me much appreciated comments and to those who did NaBloPoMo as well. I felt like we supported each other. I know I didn't take this challenge alone and I feel like I've gotten closer to some of you through this experience.

Umm...don't expect me to blog everyday after this though.'s a lot of work...and I'm not used to talking so much! lol I might take a break for a couple of days and come back with stitching pictures! Hope...hope...

Until next time...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Where'd the Weekend Go?!

Holy's Sunday night! Seriously, did I just have a 4-day weekend and if so, what the heck did I do with it?! I feel like I didn't get anything done. I've been whining to *the boy* about this and he keeps reminding me that I got lots done but I didn't get much done in the department I really wanted to...stitching.

What happened to stitching?! I definitely thought I'd have a finish and a new start at the end of this weekend but alas, that is not meant to be.

I do have a different type of finish though.
I finished my pajama pants! Yay!!
They are still a little big even after I took in 2.5 inches in the sides and cut off 4.5 inches off the rise. But since they are elastic waist, I cut the elastic a little smaller to cinch the waist in a little more. I did my little happy dance in them earlier today! They are super warm and comfy. Perfect for the coming cooler winter months.

There is one more project for the class, a vest, which I've decided not to do. This little voice in the back of my head keeps screaming, "but it's your assignment and it's due!" but these big projects aren't my thing...especially under deadline when it's keeping me away from the things I really stitching. I miss stitching and I feel like my progress has diminished significantly in that department lately. I'm learning what I wanted out of the class. How to use the machine and technique but I never wanted to learn to sew to make clothing or quilting. I just wanted to learn how to make little bags and wall hangings and pillows...things like that. Clothing construction was just an added bonus. I have the supplies for the vest and may make it one day just to see if I can and who knows, there may be a sudden spurt and I may actually do it. But I'm not going to stress myself out over it.

Back to work tomorrow...say it isn't so! At least I'll be busy...have to close payroll and make sure the masses get paid on time. Shoot...I want to make sure *I* get paid on time! lol

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.

Until next time...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A "Kind of" Kind of Day

Today is one of those days. Truth be told, it started last night. It's a "kind of" kind of day.

I kind of feel lazy...yet...

I kind of feel motivated...

I kind of feel like sewing...

I kind of feel like going out...

I kind of feel like watching tv...

And I kind of feel like getting my nails done.

Very wishy washy and just general indecisiveness...which means...I don't really get anything done!

Yesterday, I met up with a couple of friends for tea at Lovejoys...a cute little tea shop in Noe catch up, have tea and eat some yummy scones with cream and jam. It was nice and fun.

When I got home...things kind of changed. My mom called to tell me that the Whole Foods Thanksgiving dinner gave her an allergy attack. I had picked the meal from there since they tout "organic and natural" and figured it would be safer with my mom's severe food allergies. Umm, apparently not. I felt quite bad and the whole scenario just made me feel like trying to do the "good daughter" thing and supplying the dinner backfired. So I've collected the food since my dad is already bored with it and my mom obviously can't eat anymore of it. I loved the food...but have more turkey than I can attempt to eat in a week. Anyone have any ideas of what to do with leftover turkey? Something freezeable since I can't eat this much in a week and don't really eat very much to begin with.

I do know that next year, I'm adopting myself out for the holidays!

While *the boy* was staying here, he became good friends with my neighbor down the hall. We both share the same fire escape. My neighbor sent an email to *the boy* (whose in RI) to tell him that he's seen rats climbing up our shared fire escape to the roof. I live on the third floor. WTF?! How do they even climb that high outside?! And on a fire escape? There's bars on all sides...not a flat easy surface to walk on! So...needless to say I'm now freaked out and paranoid. I haven't seen any bugs, vermin or rodents in this building, only ants. Is it even possible?! Seriously, in this case, ignorance was bliss! Windows are staying shut until I can have a little chat with the apartment manager. If I see a rat, people will hear me screaming in the next town over.

So...weird evening. I spent the rest of the evening starting my Mary Wigham but only put in 100 stitches or so. I was trying to get used to positioning, stitching on a darker 40 count fabric and making sure my first motif was coming out symetrically. I've already heard all the horror stories about the first motif and how many folks ripped it out because they couldn't stand leaving the mistakes in. I'm working cautiously! haha I am too lazy to take a photo of my measley start though.

Today ended up being a little sleeping in late (9:30), a little sewing, a little shopping (window variety), picking up food from the parentals, a little lunch, a little more sewing, a manicure/pedicure in an obnoxious glitter red, a little more shopping and finding the last size M lightweight wool single breasted black jacket at Macy's on clearance with an additional $10 off (ummm, can we say score!! woot!), a little chat with *the boy* and a little blogging.

I'm off to do a little tv watching (Monk) and maybe, just maybe...a litte more sewing.

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend! Thanks for reading my wishywashy "kind of" kind of post.

Until next time...

Friday, November 27, 2009


I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Day yesterday. Mine was better than I expected but still trying. The day was made easier by my brother not coming to town for the holiday so it was just me, my parents, 4 loads of laundry and a turkey dinner. The Whole Foods meal was very yummy minus the pumpkin pie. My pie is 4x better but it was included with the meal. There was loads leftover and I was able to load a plate to take home for dinner today. Mmmm...mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey and green beans. Nomnomnom! Thanks to everyone and their kind comments. I feel quite bad that people are so joyful when I'm a bummed out Scrooge but it's nice to know there are others who understand and might even feel the same way about holidays.

Today is a cold, cold dreary day in the Bay Area...even sprinkling in the morning. I am freezing and my poor little fingers are like icicles! Makes stitching a little hard!

Here is the post I had intended for Wednesday. My pj pants experience was unsuccessful last Sunday. They are about 4 inches too wide in the waist and about 5 inches too high in the rise. Oopsie! They need an overhaul that I have yet to pump myself up to doing. So on Sunday, I decided to treat myself to a little selfish stitching and I started Plum Street Samplers Christmas Tea. I had hoped to finish the words this morning but I am one word shy. close!! If I had had the time to stitch yesterday, I think I could have finished this as it's much smaller and easier than I thought but I was busy running around collecting food, heating up food, chatting with the folks and washing lots of laundry.
I am really enjoying this little project. I started this in such a flurry of excitement and I didn't inspect my fabric. As I adjusted the q-snap last night, I noticed a tiny fuschia spot on the fabric! I am hoping that I can stitch over it once I get to that part. If not, I may have to add an additional snowflake. I wonder how the spot got on's quite small. But it's too late to frog and flip the fabric. The spot is still on the other side anyways...just more faint than the side I'm actually stitching on.

I decided that it's time to keep better track of my projects and their details so I bought myself this book from WatermarkBindery to be my stitching journal. Ther service was fast and look at it. I love the colors and the little koi fish!
Christmas Tea is the first entry in my new stitching journal. On one side, I'll glue a picture of the finished project and on the other, I will write out all the details so I can reference back to it many years from now. At the rate I stitch, I figure the journal will last me three years. Not bad!

Well, time to go get ready to meet some dear friends for afternoon tea. When I get back, I'll start Mary Wigham!

Until next time...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Day Before...

Thanksgiving! Where does the year go?! It's a bit strange reading over everyone's blogs the last couple of days and reading all the reasons that people are thankful this Thanksgiving Season. I feel strange because while everyone is happy, I'm feeling blue, ungrateful and am filled with dread. I dread the holiday season...most of the time. It has rarely been a happy and joyful time for me. It's difficult and painful and most times...better left forgotten. If it's a year my sister and her family head to town or I have a love interest to spend it with, I'm a very deck the halls, christmas card sending, christmas caroling, christmas tree decorating, shopping, happy joyful Valerie. The rest of the time...let December 31st come around already! This year, I already know my sister isn't coming as her health has been poor and the dreadful economy has taken it's toll. *The boy* will be back East and it's no secret that whole relationship has been rocky lately. So the holidays will be spent with my folks and maybe my brother. I'm hoping he won't be there as each year my 19 years older than me brother likes to pick a fight. At the age of 53, picking fights with your 34 year old sister is kind of crass, rude and really...not appropo at holiday season let alone any other time.

Since my mother is getting too old to cook a big meal for men who don't appreciate it, I opted to order a turkey dinner from Whole Foods...because I don't cook. Well, nothing as big as a turkey. This was before the oven at my folks broke and the crazy show of childish behavior old folks show. Well, at least my old folks show. My mom doesn't want to go shopping with my dad because he drives her nuts and my dad won't go buy a new oven without her because he doesn't want to get blamed for buying the wrong oven. Seriously...stuff like this happens all the time...the old folks behavior I mean. I'm surprised I'm as sane as I am...which isn't saying much! So Thanksgiving dinner will be reheated via the microwave because there is no way my mom can get up to my apartment without an elevator...which isn't an option. So, it will be a weird and kind of lonely Thanksgiving. If I can get through tomorrow without a breakdown, I'm good until Christmas Eve when it all starts over again like Groundhog Day. By New Year's Day, I'm so happy that the holidays are behind me and I hope and pray for a year better than the year before.

This year has been an awful year. I'm eager to see it behind me. At times, it's very hard to realize I should be thankful. Yet, I know I have a lot to be thankful for. *The boy* is alive when he could have so easily been killed, he can walk, I've had another year to spend with my old folk parents, we all have our health to a certain degree, I have a lovely apartment with an apartment manager who takes care of me, I have a job that allows me to pay the rent and buy me lots of amazing stash, I have an amazing hobby which brings me hours of enjoyment and teaches me a lot, I have amazingly dear friends and have made lots of stitching friends this year through this modest little blog. I have a lot to be thankful for.

I just hope I can through tomorrow without a fight or a breakdown.

Truth be told...this wasn't the post I was planning on when I opened Blogger. I was going to prepare a post about stitching and add the photos when I got home. That may be a bonus for tonight or I may can it for Friday. Wow, after tomorrow...only 4 more days of NaBloPoMo! I didn't think I could do it and look at me...I haven't missed a day yet. Go me!! I guess I should be thankful for that too! :)

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with happy moments.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

I'm in pre-holiday not talkative today. So I'll leave you with this little picture. Makes me want to gobble, gobble one up!

I'm off to curl up on the futon with my blankie, tv and maybe get a stitch in or two. Yep...I'm actually stitching. I'll show and tell tomorrow!

Until next time...

Monday, November 23, 2009

De Basura A Tresoro #4

There were only two takers for the little cross and I put them in the list randomizer. The new owner is CindyMae! Congrats!

List Randomizer

There were 2 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. CindyMae
  2. Edgar

Timestamp: 2009-11-23 04:27:15 UTC

CindyMae, please send me an email with your snailmail addy. You can find my email in my profile.

The item for this Monday is a pair of embroidered pillowcases in a bright pastel colorway. One pillowcase says "Buenos Dias" which is spanish for Good Morning and the other says "Buenas Noches" which is Spanish for Good Night. Sorry for the poor's taken quite late.
These are brand new! I just took them out of the packaging to take the picture. I think my aunt forgot that she gave me a set of these already...which have also been sitting in my closet.

If you'd like to adopt the pair of pillowcases, please leave a comment on this post only. I will draw a name on Monday, 11/30. This will be the last De Basura A Tresoro post. I'd like to avoid the post office as much as possible in December. It makes me happy that 3, soon to be 4, items have been re-homed in November.

Until next time...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sewing Samples

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I can't believe it's already Sunday night. So happy it's a short workweek.

Earlier today, I headed over to NiaH for what I thought would be a quick trip. Whoa...was that place crowded! It took a while of waiting before Mary was free to help me. The main reason I went was to get fabric for Plum Street Samplers Christmas Tea. I *really* needed fabric if I wanted this to be my Thanksgiving Day start! Despite just going there for fabric, I also came out with sidebars and knobs, project bags and the Shepherd's Bush Glad Tidings Kit. I was lucky enough to check out some things that I was curious SB Holly and Ivy, BBD Joyeux Noel and VS Christmas Carolers. I'm glad I saw them up close in person because I was able to resist them. Woot! About time I can resist buying stash.!!!

This weekend, I caught up on my sewing samples.

Here's the mini-vest again along with the princess seams sample.
And here are two examples of using cord and the other using bobbin thread.

Umm, just as a sidenote, the fabric for the sewing samples are provided by the school. I wouldn't really buy any of these prints on my own accord.

I've been very lazy about sewing my pj pants. I have no idea why considering I really think the fabric is so fun! I've managed to trace, cut and sew up the 2 pant legs. I sewed the crotch this morning but sewed wrong sides together. Oops! More time spent getting to know my seam ripper. So still need to sew the crotch and do the casing at the waist for the elastic band. Looking at them, they look huge from the crotch to the waist! I checked my measurements a bunch of times so hopefully it all works itself out.

Ok, time to get to work...on these pants.

Until next time...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Eagle Has Landed!

er..I mean the postman has arrived and two of my three packages have reached their final destination. That means I can share stuff. Woot!

Last month, Missy Ann sent me an old floor stand she had stored up in her attic and was no longer using. I mentioned earlier about how I had a floor stand fairy! I was so grateful that she was willing to give me the floor stand and I know I'll get much use out of it. It already had Mary Wigham ready and waiting for my SAL with Lisa to begin on Friday. I decided I would send her a little thank you package and Missy Ann let me know she received it. I'm so happy she liked everything. I made her an Isis scarf similar to the one I made for *the boy's* mom but with the correct cast on and needle size in an aqua, purple and fushia colorway. I also sent La D Da's Something Wicked with recommended silks, Tournicoton's Pere Noel and some other little things I came across.
A special thank you to Carol R. for being the courier for the yarn. Isis yarn isn't readily available around here not to mention the price hike is astronomical. But UK residents benefit of buying it at cost which is much more affordable, even with her shipping it to me. Thanks Carol!!

I also heard from Laura who was my partner in the SBBC birthday exchange. She sent me a funny email letting me know that she was so surprised to get a package as her birthday was actually September 22nd and not November 22nd and she had since forgotten. Oops! Guess there was a misunderstanding somewhere but she got her package and is happy and that's most important. Many of you may remember me talking about working on this exchange. I took my time, finished early and loved everything about it!

I stitched a tasseled pincushion and floss tag. The pincushion is filled with crushed walnuts to keep needles and pins sharp.
La D Da Tiny Sampler (freebie)
32 count Platinum Belfast
Recommended threads (omitted beads and added GAST Brandy in it's place)

I added SBBC on the back of the floss tag since that was the origin of the exchange and "happy birthday" on the back of the pincushion so she remembers why it was received.
And the entire exchange! I also included a couple of charts from Laura's wishlist and the corresponding threads for Mayflower Landing and a couple of other little goodies.

I hope it was all worth the wait Laura...happy birthday!

I'll fill you in on sewing pics tomorrow. I'm delayed. I finished all my samples but haven't done a thing about my pants other than take measurements. Time for me to peel off and trace my pattern now.

Until next time...

Friday, November 20, 2009

*The Boy* Cooks

Happy Friday Everyone! I'm not in the most talkative mood I'll let *the boy* do the talking...or in this case...the cooking. Before he left, he made beef stew and I told his that would be great blog fodder so he made notes and took pictures to share. I hope you enjoy!

Beef Stew

Gather & Prepare Your Ingredients

1.5 lbs of stew beef, cubed (slightly larger than thumb sized). Marinate this overnight, or for a minimum of 3-4 hours in the refrigerator. Take a heavy duty freezer bag, add the stew beef to the bag, 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp of herbs de Provence. Close the bag, mix everything around by kneading the bag and marinate this overnight or - for a minimum of 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.

1 large onion (diced into medium and thin slices)

1 lb baby carrots (cut into thirds)

2 large stalks of celery (diced)

*2 large russet potatoes

Olive oil (regular or extra virgin)

2 TBSP butter



Garlic powder

Herbs de Provence

Bisquick Dumpling mix & water (per recipe)

Note: With all vegetables, you can use regular carrots, more or less onion and celery as you prefer Same thing with the garlic - you can use fresh garlic or get fancy and used roasted.

Chop your onions, carrots and celery then set aside.

*Leave your potatoes whole - do not cut or peel yet.

Start Cooking

Bring 8-10 quart stockpot to medium heat (completely empty) for about 2 minutes or until droplets of water sizzle and evaporate. Carefully add 3 TBSP of olive oil, wait 25-30 seconds for it to heat, then add cubed stew beef. Let it sit for 2 minutes before moving it - you want it to sear and make lots of noise. Stir and sauté this for another 3-4 minutes then add onions, carrots and celery. Add 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp of herbs de Provence. Stir and let sit for 2-3 minutes, stir again and let sit for another 2-3 minutes.

Once vegetables have brightened in color - usually 5 minutes, add 3 quarts of water and one quart of chicken stock.

Note: You can use a mix of water, chicken stock and or beef stock. Ratio of 3:1 water to stock


Once the water and stock reach a boil, lower heat to a simmer, cover and let sit for 40 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Begin checking the seasoning of the stock. I find that taking a tablespoon out and setting it aside until it is cool works best. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Dice your potatoes into medium sized cubes and add to the pot. Stir in potatoes then check your water and stock level - 2 1/2 - 3 inches above the stock (meat and veggies) line is usually a good bet. Simmer on low heat for another 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.

Note: Potatoes soak up flavor, especially salt, as they cook. Retest your seasoning at the end of the final 30 minutes.

At the end of cooking the stew, add your 2 tsp of lemon juice and 2 TBSP of butter.

Stir in and give the seasoning a final check.

You can set this aside for packaging, freezing or just enjoy a bowl immediately.

If you're ready to add dumplings to this then read on.

The Finishing Move: Dumplings

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix

2/3 cup milk (you can use soymilk if you prefer)

Stir ingredients until soft dough forms, drop by spoonfuls onto boiling stew; reduce heat and cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cook covered for another 10 minutes.

Note: I like them a little more dense and reduce the amount of liquid to 1/2 cup.

It is now quite ready to eat. Yum!

This is a soupier stew than what I grew up on but it's yummy. It freezes well and comes in handy when I want something hot and hearty but *the boy* isn't around to be my personal chef.

Until next time!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


On Monday nights, I have my sewing class. You know, the one I keep complaining about because I am so behind. I have to admit that I enjoy the class but it's difficult to find the time to do the samples and projects while juggling work, errands, giftmaking and other hobbies. Not to mention things in general have been very stressful.

On Monday, I arrived to class early to do my labtime and decided to work on my reversible mini-vest sample. I couldn't really remember the construction of it and plodded along and got to a point where I was really excited because I was almost done...or so I thought. I had started blind-stitching the hem when I realized I sewed the sides up but not to each other hence it wasn't a vest but more like a back with front flaps! Argh!

In a Beginner Sewing class, the seam ripper becomes your best friend!

So I ripped out my seams, started over with the sides, got one side done well and screwed up the other end. So in my classic frustration, I threw everything in my backpack and headed home.

Today I decided to give it another go and I finished my mini-vest.
One sample done...two more to go! I'm currently working on one for princess seams. I've already had to rip a seam out.

As for the pants...this is as far as I've gotten.
The pattern has been sitting on the floor since the weekend...waiting for tracing. Since I don't have a craft table, the floor is it for me. Maybe if I finish all my samples by tomorrow night, I can start on the tracing so I can cut and construct on Saturday? Hope, hope.

The rest of the class is on vests and I'm still on pants! So the goal is to catch up and get the pants and the samples done by the end of the weekend so I can shop for a vest pattern and fabric.

Wish me luck!

Until next time...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


It's TUSAL time again. It was actually Monday but the last two days have been busy, busy. tired already! I contributed to the jar a little between *the boy's* mom's scarf and my birthday exchange. Not a lot though seeing as knitting does not contribute as many orts as stitching does.
I was really hoping to have an overflowing jar by the end of the year but it's really only half full. Looks like that wont happen.

I laughed at some of your post office comments. This morning was a true example of how much of a morning person I am not and how the post office fairies were against me. I managed to wake up, be showered and ready to go out the door by 730am. An amazing feat in itself! Seeing as the post office is only one block away, this was good timing. I remember to get my coffee to go from the coffeemaker and there's no coffee. Apparently, I had the foresight to grind the coffee beans but not enough foresight to put water in the maker so, you know, the coffee could actually brew. *smacks head* But I remember Peet's is next to the post office so it's ok. I lug all my packages into the post office and no one is there! Apparently, they changed their opening time to 830am from 730am....and I obviously didn't get the memo. So that meant post office at lunchtime. I had really hoped to knit a little during lunch but oh well. I still got morning coffee and the packages have started their journey.

I still haven't sewed on my pants...I'll tell you about my sewing adventures tomorrow! I can't believe it's Wednesday night and I still haven't really sewed anything. Where does the time go!?!

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Packages, Packages!

Oof, what a day! 10:30pm and I am just sitting down now to blog. Work was busy and then after work, I ran a bunch of errands. Then home to wash all the dishes *the boy* dirtied and didn't wash up, dinnertime and just got three packages all gussied up and ready to send off to their new homes. I sure hope they make their recipients very happy. Now the challenge will be to get them to the post office before work. I'm the worst type of morning person...hit the snooze about 10 times, roll out of bed, get ready super fast, head out the door and am 10 minutes late t work....almost everyday. I hate mornings! The post office before you've had your morning coffee is a rough way to start the day but it's either that or use up my lunch hour.

Now...sometimes being late is my fault and other times, it's the fault of other the lady who stopped on a busy highway this morning to ask for directions from someone walking on the sidewalk. Lady!! Pull the hell over to a side street...or better yet, see that gas station across the street? Go there and ask the attendant. For the love of all that is Holy, don't stop on the Highway and hold up traffic to.ask.for.directions! People wonder why my temper's already boiling at 8am. It's stunts like that!

Anyways, where was I? Oh yea, packages. So I've got packages to mail off but last night, I came home late from class (more on that another day) and had a nice package from Andrea waiting for me in my mailbox. She had a Christmas Ornament RAK giveaway a couple of weeks ago and I was one of the lucky winners! Yay! I received this lovely ornament handstitched by her. It's a design by Scandinavian Stitches out of the 2007 JCS Ornament issue.
Isn't it beautiful! I love it...the little bow and beads are precious! I "borrowed" this photo from Andrea's blog because look how wonderfully she staged the ornament! There is no way I can even come close to her photography skill!

Thank you Andrea...I love it!

Ok, time to relax, drink my Sleepytime tea and peel off to bed if I'm going to be successful with my post office plans tomorrow.

Until next time...

Monday, November 16, 2009

De Basura a Tresoro #3

It's that time of the week again! I decided to draw early since I didn't think there were any more takers for Mr. Bokbok. So without further ado...

List Randomizer

There were 4 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Doahleigh/Shannon
  2. Ariadne
  3. Deb
  4. Peg

Timestamp: 2009-11-16 22:29:01 UTC

Shannon...looks like picked you so you're Mr. Bokbok's new mommy! Please email me with your snail mail addy and I'll get this to you as soon as I can find a box. Someone snagged the one I had saved for it. Curses!

The treasure looking for adoption this week is this lovely cross. I have a boxful and am not into displaying them as it is. I blame it on thirteen years of catholic schooling, plaid pleated skirts, religion and theology classes. But my unwanted trinket may be your treasure. This little cross is only 3"x5" and stands on an attached little pedestal as seen here. Wooden back with aluminum front.
Please comment on this post only and the winner will be drawn next Monday, 11/23 at 10pm.

Until next time...