Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can you stand some color?

Hey! It's Clematine season. That's reason to celebrate. You have to appreciate the small things, right?
I have been wanting some red fabric for window toppers for a while. I found a pretty good deal at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and as soon as I'm done with this entry I will be heading up to measure out the pieces. These things don't take long to make-straight sewing-no sweat. The trick for me is to measure out all the hems and mark them well. The all you have to do is flat finish the seams and you good. I really need some red in my life.
I stopped at Tuesday Morning last week to see what I could find. Recently we found some Santoku knives at a close-out place while we were in Pennsylvania. The knives were dirt cheep and I have no problem just tossing them when they are no longer sharp. I remembered seeing some similar knives in TM a while back but they were a better brand and a little more expensive. Sure enough, I found a great one by Cuisinart that is nicely balanced and works well. Again, it's not so expensive that I will cry if it stops splitting hairs. The only problem I find with these knives is that they are sooooo sharp that one can easily mince the fingernails. Suffice to say I need to pay more attention to what I'm doing and I need a manicure. Anyway, while I was perusing the place, I noticed a display with Olfa cutters and quickly took the last 2. They are the $24 ones and I got them for 7 bucks and change. Whoooot!
Today I'm going to have dinner with an old friend. We were best pals in Jr. High and High School back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. What's amazing about this is that we live about a mile from each other and haven't seen each other much in 20+ years. How the heck does that happen? I had to get in touch with her about a legal problem that we are trying to resolve regarding my citizenship and immigration. She works in that area. She could not have been nicer and her voice was exactly the same. I can't describe it but she has a kind of throaty smoky voice and I could pick that voice out anywhere. It's very comforting. Anyway, we made a date for girly dinner together and I'm very happy about that. Now I just need to go find something to wear. That essentially means I need to iron something.
I feel better about things today than I did in my last entry. I'm sure it will be a roller coaster for a while but maybe...just maybe, we can breathe again. All this holding my breath is making me feel faint. I believe I'll have a drink with dinner.
Talk to you soon.


The Calico Cat said...

I failed to mention that I chopped off a fingernail this weekend too...

Libby said...

Hope you have a great time with your old friend. What fun to catch up *s*

I love Tuesday Morning . . . ours always looks like a cyclone just hit making it a little difficult to shop. Are they all like that?

Cindra said...

Enjoy this evening... the future will play out as it will and we will deal with it as we always have. Enjoy!

Darcie said...

Our nearest TM is about 120 miles from here...but next time I'm in that town you can bet that I'll be perusing their TM! Cool find!

LOVE the red! Do show us your finish!!!

I don't have a clue what's going on...but I finally decided to check my Bloglines list of those blogs that I haven't seen new posts to in awhile. Well...it just so happens that Bloglines isn't recognizing them...and you're one of those blogs! What in the world?! So anyway...I've certainly not been ignoring you, my Dee...but my Bloglines has. Durn it anyway. And I'm so not very techy with these things. Give me fabric, give me dye...but don't ask me to figure out a 'puter.

Enjoy your weekend!

Terry said...

OK, I've been trying to remember where I saw those elegant rotary cutters--Tuesday Morning!! Think I'll go back tomorrow and see if they have any left. One of the surprise pleasures of our new neighborhood is a really nice grocery store a few blocks away with a Tuesday Morning next door!