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TTMT 12-14-16 Broken Promises

Last post I promised to video tape this week. Well, that isn't going to happen.

Remember my telling you that Tim had an upper respiratory virus?  Guess who has it now.  As a result I sound like a frog, and can't utter more than a few words without a coughing fit.  And I'm sure I look as bad as I feel and I don't want to subject you guys to that.

I haven't gotten a lot of Christmas making done - so far just two sweatshirts and two cosmetics bags.  I have two more cosmetics bags and four dopp kits (men's toiletry bags for those of you, like me a couple of weeks ago, who aren't familiar with that term) to go. If I have two good, healthy days before Christmas that shouldn't be a problem.  By the way, anybody have any suggestions for good-smelling men's toiletries I can put in the guys' dopp bags?  Tim's will have Old Spice because that's what he likes, but we aren't up-to-date on what guys like now.

As it is now, everyone will get a painting from Tim and at least one hand-made item from me.

In addition to Tim and I being sick, so is my new embroidery machine.  It is chewing up and breaking threads, getting jammed in the bobbin area, and breaking needles.  After cleaning out everything I can get to, I decided to send it off to be serviced.  Tim is taking it now (he's better just in time to take care of me).  Fortunately the shop is only a few miles from the house and they work on them in-house. If it is fixed in the next week, I may have time to monagram a couple of things.  If not, I'll start stockpiling for next Christmas.

So for now, I'll quit complaining and take my Niquil and grab a nap.  You guys stay safe, warm and well and have a great crafty week!


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Dec. 15th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
Nothing like sharing everything, is there? I hope you feel better very soon!

I really like Burt's Bees products. They are natural and smell nice. I'm super sensitive to smell and those are easy on the allergies, too.

I hope your embroidery machine is okay! I had some problems early on, but it turned out to be the thread. Fingers crossed you have it back soon.
Dec. 15th, 2016 08:37 am (UTC)
Hope you get better soon, and you get your embroidery machine back quick.
Dec. 15th, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC)
Hop you are both... no all three of you are better soon!

When it comes to cosmetics for me or women, my favorites are unscented, because ALLERGIES. I even use unscented dryer sheets.
Dec. 15th, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC)
The shop said the machine would be there for 3-5 business days. I have a feeling that the problem stems from thread. It didn't start acting up until I used some Sulky thread. I have since found out that others have had a problem with it. We'll see in a few days.

Tim is much better and I'm a bit better myself.

Bert's Bees is perfect!
Dec. 16th, 2016 02:59 am (UTC)
Never rains but it pours, does it? Hope you and Tim get well soon and your machine gets fixed up.

I wish I could give advice on men's toiletries but I'm no expert, or even amateur. I remember back in the day though Aramis drove me crazy. :) But I believe it's kind of expensive. The Burt's Bees suggestion does sound like a good idea.
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