Monday, July 13, 2009

Erratic Posting

My ability to post will be erratic for the next week or so. Not just because I can't seem to hold a thought in my head these days for longer than 30 seconds. But because it's time to take DD back to school. Ah the graduate student life. She and I had a lovely day yesterday power shopping.

I think the list of things acquired goes something like this:

For both of us - a pair of leather sandals, a pair of shoes, a coffee pot.

For me - two bras, two pair of capris, a pair of leather flip-flops from the Gap Outlet, two bags of wood chips for the BBQ @ 99 cents a bag from the William Sonoma Outlet

For her - iced tea spoons, two pair of jeans, several shirts from the Gap Outlet, a red apron, a dishrack, a pyrex loaf pan

Wasn't that fun? Forgot to run one important shopping errand so I've got to take care of that today. We got so caught up we didn't think about lunch until 4:20 p.m.

My only stitching yesterday was the beginning of my bookmark challenge piece for our July meeting. I almost forgot about this until I was reminded Wednesday evening at the board meeting. Now this may seem nearly impossible, but I had graphed nearly the entire thing and forgotten all about it. Like I didn't even remember that I had done this. Somewhere in the back of my mind a little voice was saying, go find your graph paper. Remember you changed your original design idea to something else. And I couldn't recall what I had changed it to. Was happy enough with what I found, tweaked it a bit, tried to make a clean copy to stitch from and left out an entire line. Duh. I was too tired to really work on this, just made a start after I took my linen from the freezer and ironed it.

Yeah. For those wondering, that trick of washing your linen, rolling it up in a clean white towel, putting it a plastic bag and freezing it, and then ironing it really works to remove folds. I only do this with linen that is colorfast.

My little foray to the Stitching Post on Saturday morning netted me the latest issue of Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading magazine from Australia. This is the Christmas issue. Sometimes I'm not sure why I like this magazine so much. But I do. Maybe it's just the glossy format. Oooh. Shiny. Pretty.

Also bought threads. But no new patterns. Proving I can resist. I picked up many things, carted them around, and put them all back. Practicing restraint. Something new for me.

1 comment:

Anna van Schurman said...

I once spent $60 a year to subscribe to a glossy Australian mag. So pretty and shiny. Never stitched a thing out of them. Recouped a lot of the money on ebay when I moved from LA. But still...I understand the shiny.