23 July 2009

Drive-by Posting

with your PSA for Thursday.

If you need 1" clothespins for your crafting needs, don't bother roaming up and down the scrapbooking aisles of AC Moore, wondering where they are, and why the scrapbooking aisles are so light and airy and well-stocked, whereas cross stitch gets one aisle, a half aisle and some end-caps right next to the clearance row (oh, boy, aromatherapy beads . . . but I digress), and smells a little fusty. Take yourself right to the wooden stuff aisle (keep moving past the paper boxes, please, no stopping, we're on a schedule) and look down. Bend over (be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone, and, right at the bottom, next to the detritus no one ever uses, are the clothespins. $1.99 for 50. I don't know how many I will actually use in my cross stitch endeavors, but I have 50.

I also realized the felt I had bought the other week at Jo-ann's wasn't the right shade of green. And it wasn't like it just wouldn't go with the stitching, it was jarringly wrong. Since this is a project that has taken me 3 weeks and three trips to the craft store to do, I want it to look right, so I bought a better piece, along with a sheet of glittery felt, in case SO is feeling glittery. Although, as I realized walking out of the store, SO is the sort of man who prefers bling on jewelry and cars, not handicrafts, so I'll probably end up using this on one of my other ornaments, but, at least I gave him options.

That man is lucky he is adorable . . .


Bronny said...

Just wait until you have a thought that you'd like to purchase a cross-stitch magazine....
toddle off to the biggest newsagent that brags it has the biggest selection of magazines in Aust (it does), but of course in comparison, there are 4 cross stitch magazines and 36 (yes count them - 36 !) mags about patchwork. I don't DO patchwork - AND the 4 magazines supplied are poxy. I'm better of browsing my stash than buying a magazine!!!
Good luck with your crafting gift - looking forward to seeing the finish!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Adorable always helps. CJ ok;-)

Pumpkin said...

My goodness, what are you putting together???? You have me really wondering now ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls