Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Day Of Autumn & It Sure Looks Like It

It's rainy and a little chilly (I don't mind the chilly part) but the maple tree in the front yard is undressing way before any other trees are even thinking about turning colors and losing their leaves.  More proof of my theory that it's on its last limbs, I'm afraid.  And it's my favorite tree.

I made some hat and warshrag progress yesterday before the POS computer decided to go haywire and not let the credit card machine work.  I rebooted it and thought it was because of the massive Windows 10 upgrades that ground their way slowly onboard but the POS tech lady says she thinks the PC is on its way out.  Arrgh.  At least I don't have to buy a new one.  I like how the hat and warshrag are turning out, though.

On my way home from work I swung into Joann Fabrics because they sent me a special coupon for 25% off my whole purchase, even sale items, that was only good through today.  I had to spend it,  I really did.  I'm so happy with the way that shirt I made last weekend turned out that I wanted more knits to make more.  I found some, mostly stripes, on the sale tables.  Naturally the one I like best wasn't enough to make a shirt so I had to buy some plain white to do like I did with the first one, parts will be striped and parts will be white.  Kind of goes with my mismatched socks, don't you think?

Last week when I went through Craftsy classes, putting the ones I liked on my wishlist to try to win five of them for free (I didn't win) I came across a couple classes teaching tricks to sew faster using garment industry techniques.  I really was interested and thought about signing up but it was $50 and that's just too much.  Well.  Yesterday I got an email from Craftsy offering three of their classes for $20 and one of them was the sew faster, sew better one.  I nearly broke a nail getting my credit card in there to buy it.  At Joann's I found some fabric that might be perfect for making that jacket but I don't have the pattern yet so I didn't know how much to buy.  I only bought 2 yds.which I know isn't enough for a jacket and I wasn't smart enough to think I should buy all that they had because of that 25% off coupon.  Now I think I'll go back tomorrow, bite the bullet and buy the rest.  It's only $7 a yard and there're probably not 3 yards left... maybe I'll stop on my way home today... just to make sure no one else buys it.

We have an avocado sprout.  Finally.  I noticed this tiny nubbin when I filled the jars this morning.  Woohoo!

September 21--Denny Collins, Smiling Couple #1.  Hack and Babe always said they were meant for each other.  They made eyes at each other in study hall in high school.  She loved the way one lock of wavy brown hair fell over his left eye when he concentrated.  He thought her green eyes sparkled like emeralds in the dusty light that came through the high windows.  They had one dance together at the end-of-the-school-year dance before their respective dates pulled them away.

I'm sure there's a lot more but I fell asleep.  Gotta run to the chiro and get my bones rearranged, especially my left ankle.  It's hurting like a son of a gun today.

1 comment:

Aunt B said...

You definitely scored with your percent off coupon. Love your fabric choices. Can't wait to see what all comes out of those. AND the little story about Hack and Babe. Such wonderful nicknames. They definitely were a cute couple.