30 November 2009

I'm not dead, just a bit disconnected

I've been off for the past 5 days, 2 for the holiday, two for the weekend, and today as a "use or lose" day at work. I don't like to waste things, particularly not LEAVE, LOL. I didn't do a lot of out of the family interaction, except at my part-time job yesterday, but did go out tonight to Walmart and Jo-ann's. It was a bit overwhelming.

Although a slight vent is due. I love Jo-ann's ETC. They have nice holiday decorations. I looked at a little bench, since I'm always looking for something to display my Bearington Bears on under the tree. They were having a 50% off sale. They had these benches marked at $34.99, so it was $17.50 on sale. Problem was, it was really probably worth $17.50 to begin with. I left it there. A lot of their stuff was overpriced, so I'm figuring closer to Christmas, it will be more reasonable. And if it's not there, I'll probably find something as cute in the thrift stores over the next few months. These bears have been sitting on the floor or the back of the sofabed this long, they're not picky! It just seems funny to expect people to pay pre-recession prices, when people just don't have it. Anyway, vent off!

I didn't get any ornaments finished. I moped around on Friday, but I did work on Boo Club. I've decided that I have to put this away for the holidays as it did seem vaguely wrong to stitch a Frankenstein while watching Christmas shows on HGTV. So I'm done with it for now. All December will be holiday stuff! But I wanted to post a photo. It's coming along.


Kathy A. said...

Your Halloween Flip-its are gorgeous. I love the fabric it is stitched on. Nice work girl.

Annie said...

Boo Club looks beautiful. What a luscious fabric.

I've got use or lose leave coming up too. I always wait til the end of December since so many people take off those days where I work anyway.

Enjoy your holiday stitching.

Meari said...

I agree with you on the prices of stuff. It's with all stores, too! We're in a recession and people are losing/have lost their jobs - yet prices of things aren't any cheaper. JoAnn's usually will run 70% off on holiday items after the holidays, so check then.

Your Halloween piece looks great.

Pumpkin said...

But you're almost done! I know it seems weird to stitch Halloween with Christmas coming up but still!

I heard the same comment about Michaels.

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