Thank goodness. My first day off since the 8th. I worked over 90 hours this pay period. Over 70 of them were this week. So today I did some Christmas shopping FOR MYSELF! Yesterday, Amazon.com was still offering free shipping. I ordered Sally Collins new book.
I also ordered a new book by Karen McTavish
Then, as a lark I did a search on the site for a swift. And guess what? Winding balls of yarn from a hank of yarn wrapped around a laudry basket are a thing of the past. I will now have a swift and a ball winder.
I went out today to get some gift cards and I had some coupons for Borders, Barnes and Noble, and Joanne's. Then I called my friend who just returned from a trip to Germany. She invited me to come with her to a local quilt shop that was going out of business.
At Barnes and Noble I found a book on the history of Fashion. It is full of great photos of clothing from past centuries. I especially like the iron corset. I got the book Knit Two Together which has some patterns that I really like and actually have the double person sweater pattern..
At Barnes and Noble I bought the book One Skein Wonders.
When Nancy and I went to the quilt shop, I got yarn of all things. Alpaca, an angora/wool mix and a worsted wool. I got a sweater pattern, and a mitten pattern.
But my favorite thing was this
It had "Chico" stamped on it. It is a wooden flat guy or girl.. kinda hard to tell. The best part is that I only paid $10.00 for it!! I haven't decided what I will do with it yet, maybe paint it or decopage it with fabric pieces.. maybe nothing. It is taller than me and has flat jointed legs. I think that the nubby hands have to go.. kinda creepy. Maybe I will have to make some wooden hands for it using my hands as a pattern.
So that is how I spent my day. I rented Talladega Nights, and The Devil wears Prada. I didn't see either in the theater. Going to the Will Smith movie tomorrow. Or maybe Eragon.. haven't decided yet. Have a good week!!