He went out on a limb & got me a present that I hadn't thought of, a toaster oven! A toaster oven for Christmas?? Well, when I tore into the package on Christmas Eve, before I could get all the paper off, he stopped me and said...."honey, I don't want you to think that I got you a toaster for cooking (I hate to cook!), I wouldn't do that. I thought you could use this to make your clay stitch markers in. You won't have to time them & no worries about burning them." Awwwww.... ain't he sweet!!??!! And it is one of those nice toaster ovens that has the temp control & timer, he said that he made sure it had all of that before he bought it.
And yes, I have burnt a batch or two of sheep & others.... & the step-son burnt a batch for me when I forgot to take them out of the oven the night before, I turned it off & let them cool off in the oven. I forgot to take them out afterwards.... next day he went to pre-heat the oven for a frozen pizza.... needless to say I had me some toasty sheep! haha!! It really was funny even though it was disappointing at the same time, they are very time consuming to make & they couldn't be salvaged.
I have to say that my hubby really gets me & my craftiness even though he gets that glazed deer in the headlight look about him when I start talking knitting, yarn, stitch markers, swaps, blogging friends, & what do you think of this color or what about this pattern..... ha ha! Poor guy, he really tries to act interested. :) And I know he pays attention sometimes because he tells everyone about my crafts & how I sell my clay animals online & that I've won contests & whatnot..... can you imagine the glazed looks of his buddies as he is telling them about my craft adventures.... **LOL, snort, snicker**!!!
And, one of my sisters got me a Walmart gift card for Christmas & I knew exactly what I wanted! I went & got myself organized!! Now we can eat at the kitchen table again!! he he!
Now I have all the clay, findings, pliers, paint brushes, beads, etc (well, most of them anyway!) in this nifty storage container that has all those drawers, & it has wheels! I can wheel that sucker right into the laundry room when I'm done messing around with it, walla, clean dining room table! :) Thanks sis, I love it!
Now see that beautiful plant beside it?? Isn't it gorgeous? It stayed out on my front porch all summer & fall, loved it there. Let's see if I can keep it alive this winter.... while I can grow lots of pretty plants & flowers outside I seem to have a bit of trouble getting them to live inside. Not enough light, not enough water, too much water.... just can't get the hang of houseplants. I need one of those Sun rooms that are attached to the house, I bet I could do it then! Wishful thinking there!!