Spending my online time during the week reading has kept me from keeping up with my daily blog reads. I'm SO backed up! These people are prolific!
I see some maintenance in my future, around the house. I don't know what's going on with me this week, but I can NOT stop spilling and breaking things! The other day, it was my desk. Last night, the apothecary cup in my master bathroom, which I loved and can't replace. I'm spilling stuff everywhere, throwing pens at myself when I try to pick them up, I keep cutting myself and breaking nails and pulling hair; last night I sprayed some WD-40 on the squeaky hinges on my backdoor and missed and stained my newly painted wall. *FACEPALM*
Maybe this is a clue from the Universe as to what to do with all that sheet foam I have stored in my craft room: a Nerf Suit! Maybe some stylish bubble-wrap mittens to go with it.
Sale!I stopped by Hancock Fabrics yesterday after work, too, for the "Better Than Tax-Free" sale going on - mostly for the 5/5 sale I saw advertised on their Facebook page. Five Simplicity patterns for $5 (limit 15); when I got there I found out that Butterick patterns are on for 97-cents - all this runs until Sunday.
I got patterns for a shirt (2690) and a few costume patterns (2851, 3758, 4249, and 9769). And the purple remnant which I made into a top last night (and am wearing right now!)
Gotcha! Free paint for *me*. I lucked into a great salvage this week - 5 nearly-full cans of paint left out on the curb, free for the taking, in front of a house in my neighborhood that's being fixed up. Whee! Three of the cans I've looked into, and the paint's in great shape. There's a mint green, a light blue that's very close to the light blues I already use in my house (yay!) and a muted baby-pink that...maybe...could be made into another color. :P All three are Behr colors from Home Depot.
The other two are a mystery. No labels on the outside, except for a sticker on one indicating that they originally came from Sears (Sears has paint?) - no color, no clue as to the finish; and, as they're starting to rust around the edges on the outside, the paint in there might not even be usable. But I'll check that out this weekend when I have time to monkey with them - I couldn't get them open the other day when I checked the others.
In the WorksSmallish things I plan to try to get done this weekend:
- finish painting the brackets I plan to use to hang that Indian sari-quilt on my bedroom wall
- take my sewing table apart and paint it, re-arrange the furniture in the sewing room, and hang a bulletin board in there
- some stenciling around the place I've been putting off
- artwork I've been meaning to do since June
- more sewing (pants)