Thursday, November 22, 2007
Another nice day's worth of post, which is great, as I don't have any sewing to show for today. I should have taken a photo of my cross-stitch piece, which is nearly done, but I didn't before and now, I can't want to (this is my favourite saying of a friend's little girl - or rather, she is 10 now, but she used to say it when about 3 & her mother and I still use it all the time). What I got was a birthday present of a cool bag and a cross-stitch pattern creation CD from Karol Ann, the new Quilting Arts, and two postcards - confetti from Myla and mostly black from JoAnn - doesn't it go nicely with the QA cover? :) It was great to get a birthday present from Karol Ann, though slightly sad to get it in the post, because we were SUPPOSED to meet up in London next week before she heads out to South Africa for the winter, but unfortunately, we've had to cancel that meeting as she won't be able to get down to London until the last minute. Bummer. Maybe next time, though.
Forgot yesterday to send you all off to look at Susan's blog when I was showing my goodies from her - do go look, she does amazing stuff. I'll go back and edit the link now, but thought I'd mention it here, too.
I do have a good reason for not sewing, which is that I went to Ikea to get a new (bigger) dresser for Alex, partly because his is only a small 3 drawer one anyway, and partly because we needed to move the 3 drawer one downstairs to serve as a table for the gerbilarium we will shortly be acquiring. Yep, we are getting gerbils (yes Jane, if you are reading this, we have now decided on gerbils - one each, rather than a hamster. Everyone seemed to agree that as small rodents go, that was the way to g and the kids liked the idea of each being able to pick and name one). They are sort of a Christmas present, but because I don't really like the idea of pets being Christmas presents (pets are a responsbility not a toy, yadda yadda), we are getting them before Christmas, with the understanding that there won't be lots of presents from Mummy & Daddy under the tree.
Anyway. Went to Ikea to get the dresser - no traffic, very little queueing at Ikea, so I actually did that whole trip in under two hours, which meant I had time to assemble the dresser before the kids came home and wanted to "help", which word I use advisedly! And once I got that assembled, I could move his clothes to the new dresser, move the old dresser downstairs, move the bookcase which was where the old dresser needed to go, move the smaller bookcase which was where the larger bookcase needed to move to - well, you get the idea. Amazingly enough, I did actually get all that stuff done before dinner (though I did have to go get the kids towards the end of it all - but it was ok when they got home - they didn't want to help as there were large carboard boxes to play with). I did not, however, have any time to sew. This will no doubt shock you. Maybe tomorrow...