Today I took that day off I have been promiseing myself all week!
After putting in some 60 hours this week (I don't get paid either,
except for the odd workshop commision and such), with incidents like
"Cindy has the sniffles and can't teach the applique workshop, can you
find someone to take over?" ( 2 hours before the workshop was
scheduled!), I figured I _deserved_ some time for myself!
First stop, the department store my husband works at. Employee
appreciation days! 20 percent off everything not on sale, an
additional 10 on what is, and fabric was on sale!!! Mostly flannel,
fleece and calico and 30% off on remnants. Lots of future clothes
went into the cart, with of course the addition of an extra half yard
here and there, just to be sure I had enough you understand! <G>
When I got to the checkout I found I was paying $1.37 a yard for the
calicos and I got 6 yards of bleached muslin for $1.48 a yard (I can't
even begin to figure the math on that one, not on sale, marked $3.50 a
yard)!! All in all I didn't pay more than $3.50 a yard for anything!
(fleece for some warm winter fuzzies) I did splurge on a yard of
Debbie Mum button fabric that was allegedly not on sale, (thoughts of
jar quilts and such in my head) but it rang up as a remnant! so I got
it at 40% off!! Woo Hoo!!
Then back home to ***,wash and iron....mmmmm
I then decided, what the hey! Put aside the embroidery, and knitting,
most of it isn't for me (winter needs and pay projects) so do
something that is! I put Type O Negative on the cd player and got out
the IUQT. Got it sandwiched in no time flat, (the cat-desecrated queen
size bats came in useful after all, scrapped em together with a whole
king size one to make one that fit the IUQT) and started machine
quilting the ***. This did take a lot of rollin rollin rollin, to
get it through the machine, but with straight line stitching it was
not as difficult a process as I thought it would be. Usually I do
something that big by hand, but with this monster I figured what the
heck, it's far from a masterpiece anyway. <G> So I'm finished with
the longest runs in the center, had to go to head phones for the
music, (my SMs have frequently been mistaken for a fine tuned Harley)
but that's no big deal.
An then the finest thing of all, the thing that made me leave my
sewing machine and Snoopy dance through the whole house! (a most
interesting experience to Type O Negative) MY ELDEST DAUGHTER IS
MOVING OUT!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Yeeeee Haaaaaa!!!!!!
(break for more danceing)
The thing that makes this so exciting is we have been living with NINE
people in a 3 bedroom apartment! She is moving to the apartment
upstairs from us, so my granddaughter will be readily available for
spoiling as well! <G> She and her boyfriend (who has also been
living with us) and her boyfriends brother, are going to be shareing
the apartment. So that is three less people (daughter, grandaughter
and daughters boyfriend), we will have some breathing space, I may
even get my studio back!!!
A positively giddy
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(singing along with the music)
she dyed it bla-ack
she dyed it black
black, black, black, black number one