18 September 2009

Preview of things from the St. Charles Show

See anything you like?

Some very cute things coming out. I'll just have to add them to my Christmas list.

It was kinda funny. I was reading about registries, since those tend to be the gorilla in the corner. Have one or don't have one? Tell people about them in the invitation or trust that they will ask about it when they RSVP? Apparently you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. HTB said I could register for whatever I think I need. Need is a relative term. We have towels and sheets and things like that--I just bought new towels the other week, so I'm good there. I would like a set of good china, but it's not a NEED; we don't need fancy china when we have sat at the dining room table 5 times in all the time we've been dating and we don't have a kitchen table. I'll probably put some charities on our registry; I know the non-profit theatre I'm working at is hurting because of the recession, and they need help more than I need salad forks, right?

So how this relates and where I find the humor is that one thing I read said to register where you have your hobbies. I actually laughed. Can you imagine? Are people really doing this? HTB registering for a camper at the RV dealer, me at the LNS. "Rachel and HTB are registered at and Camping World?" LOL. I mean 123 does have a wish list button . . . I would so totally not do that. But that's funny.

I am working back into stitching. I am carrying around my LK Boo Club Flip-its. I had to run some things over to Mom's at lunch so couldn't sit and stitch, but I'm getting there.


CindyMae said...

I love the Happy Holidays design, that is too cute. Glad that you are working on some stitching!

LoneStar said...

Hi Rachel,

DH and I are in the "no registry" corner. We had one at the insistence of relatives. We ended up with 13 sets of navy blue bath towels among other things. We took back and exchanged a lot of stuff.

The relatives insisted we register for china. We received 12 complete place settings. We never used it. We're not dining room people, we're "eat on the deck by the grill" people.

We sold the china after 10 years of lugging it around through many moves and financed a bathroom remodel with the money.

We were married at 27 (DH is 12 days older than me) and we both pretty much had bought everything we needed for housekeeping as single people. When we got married we had two of a lot of stuff.

We wished we'd skipped having a formal wedding (so STRESSFUL and NOT fun!!)and had a longer honeymoon.

Just my two cents,
Lisa (Texan)

Siobhan said...

First, CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement!! I am so happy for you. How neat that it happened at Assateague. I grew up going there as our family vacation... good memories. :) It sounds like you're getting a wonderful guy. Maybe the storm was a sign that you can weather any storm together. ;)

Market stuff... I have a huge list but I know Plum Street's Paradise Lost is the first thing I'll be stitching.

Cindy said...

LOL :) Sounds like the places we would register these days :)

Pumpkin said...

ROFL! That is too funny :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