Monday, April 10, 2017
It was a bad idea when I downsized my sewing patterns. Studying my flattering fit suggestions, I can think of 3 patterns right off the top of my wooden head that I should have kept. The fabric store I visited in the city was not friendly/helpful last time so after last week's excursion I am thinking was my final visit. They turned the pattern cabinets to face the sales counter and they find the patterns for you when they aren't busy! :/ Anyway, I have been calling around and the patterns I want are gonna be easiest to get online. No wonder brick and mortar stores go out of business. One fabric store didn't even carry patterns! ???
To console myself I stopped at a brick and mortar quilt shop who encouraged and supported my rant. Therefore...
My excuse was I need a new purse (red) so this would be easier than explaining the leather purchase! Some story, huh? They also had a vest pattern but it was similar to the one I actually kept. I am so frugal. snort! The Sari yarn will be for bracelets which I really want to be part of my personal style.
I did also get a fit bit! The Rooster is checking it at the end of my day and I have joined, after some excruciating back and forth messaging, a group from my style club who are dressing for style while they literally downsize!
I have 3 months worth of super vitamins to get me perky and I shall alternate healthy citrus/vegetable juice/smoothies and glasses of water for this experimental marathon.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This morning I went out to hang up the bedding on the line. Ah, a robin! Of course, they like to nest in that old potting shed and sit in the trees! I can put away the bird book. phew!
the vivienne files
It also explains my monochromatic flower beds!
This should directly impact my creative art journey. Knowing what I know I'll be able to eliminate a lot of impulse spending and add some great art!