My plans got changed last night. I didn't go to SO's house last night, so came home and worked on my geisha. I finished the tree branch I have been working on for, um, 7 years, and finished off the little areas on her kimono I haven't seemed to finish in, um, 7 years. I wonder what I was thinking--was I fighting the man by not giving the lilies center? I did a lot of that kind of thing when I was 24. I've mellowed now.
And I solved a mystery. When I was cleaning out the car, I found a spool of gold braid. I was wracking my brain trying to think what I bought it for. It had to be recently, because it was still in the package. But I couldn't figure it out, so tossed it in a box of stash (see why I am so unorganized?) and moved on. And I sat down last night, took one look at Geisha with her tacky bright gold metallic thread that came with the kit, and a light came on. That was the braid I bought to replace the crappy gold thread she came with! So now I have to dig through the box to find it.
I'm liking working on her now. The hardest part of her, stitching-wise, is done. She still needs the rear of her skirt finished, but that should not be tooo bad. I am sure she will be much happier when she has ground to stand on, as it would be pretty cruddy to stand tippy toed on a smidge of ground for all this time. Though, realistically, she didn't have a head until 2004, so it wasn't like she realized she was doing much of anything, LOL.
I plan on going to my LNS this weekend to get some things for my pencil box exchange partner. I am not overly sure of the rules for that exchange and the more I read them, the more confused I get, so I will just go with what I think is right. Stitching supplies, a small chart related to September, and some useful office supplies. That should be enough, right?