15 July 2008
Note to self
When you tell the LNS that you need a picture by a certain day, it will inevitably be done well before it's due. If you don't, it will be late.
Of my 7 pieces I took over to be framed, 6 were ready yesterday. They never called me, just told me they were there. I had been budgeting that they would be ready by the first week of August, and they were early. It was a little touch and go, financially, and I am pretty short this paycheck, but I'll make it work. Of course I only knew they were ready because I went over to go to the Christmas sale. I had to put some things back, but I was proud of myself for being the stronger woman and I didn't have to borrow money from my mom to get all the framing done. I'm poor, but I'm proud.
I didn't buy much Christmas-y yesterday. Of course, who could with a $241 balance due on framing? I bought a treasure for an ornament I am doing for the Bride's Tree SAL. $7 for a wreath and bow. That is more than the magazine the design came from cost. That is more than the other supplies cost all together. And I kitted up a design to do for Brea for her Christmas present. It's not huge and yet it requires 4 skeins of GAST, a package of some crazy expensive beads, and Kreinik. I drew the line at the hand-dyed fabric. I love you, Brea, however, I am not buying a fat quarter of flourescent green linen when I only need a little bit of it. I know you don't want me spending money like that . . .
My LNS was having a trunk show of Carriage House Samplings. *drool drool droll* I had to go look at SOHRH for a while. Mine isn't as neat and pretty as the model. I guess it will be once it's stitched and stretched. I did get Sally's Feather Tree. It was too pretty not to.
Other than that, I had a pleasant day off. Went to Joann's, and browsed the Christmas fabric. I did pick up some dog and cat fabrics to back things with. I got two different dog prints. The dogs are getting tired of all these cat designs I stitch, they've informed me. They feel like there are two of them, and, even though there are three cats, the ownership of Lily is up in the air as to whether she is mine or Mom's (I still hold she is mine because I am the one who named that cat and I buy her collars--naming and clothing rights equal ownership) and they are not totally convinced she is not a Schipperke as well--Chancey went over and was trying to get her to play this morning--so they feel there are more dogs than cats in the house. So I must stitch dogs. I bought a new hot glue gun and hot glue to do some finishing. Woo hoo. They were even having a sale on scrapbooking papers, and since I have a star box and have an idea for a finish for a small patriotic thing, I bought some to play with and do some decoupage. So I am going to read up on that and do some decoupage.
I'll post the finishes that I got back from the framer, but the dogs wanted their photo on here today. They say jump, I ask how high.