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Retail Therapy

I spent quite a bit of time this week-end perusing the mall and visiting one of my favorite fabric stores. Our coffee pot died Saturday morning. I had to make a run to Starbucks to get us through. So, on Saturday afternoon, I headed for the mall. I came home with a great deal on a replacement coffee maker and a new iPad — no deal, but I decided it was part of getting my life back — to replace every thing that was taken from me.

I was elated to find a new app which brings up all your previously purchase and/or downloaded apps. Last time I had to go hunting in my Apple account to find them.

I looked for shoes to go with the dress I bought to wear to my niece’s wedding in August, to no avail.

I was excited to see our Twelve by Twelve book in the Barnes and Noble Book store — my first book store sighting.

Today, I checked out the new neighborhood farmer’s market. It has a very different vibe and different vendors from the Wednesday market that I normally visit. I bought some Salmon for dinner and some frozen ground lamb from a local farmer. I also bought blueberries to freeze and eat and some cherries, zucchini, and cucumber.

This afternoon, I went to Fabric Depot and was excited to find the silk chiffon at 40 and 50% off. The four pieces at the top were in that category — they are delicious. I will use them in some felting that I am doing. At the outside sale area, I found a few bolts of beautiful silks from Mood Fabrics in New York, where the Project Runway contestants shop. I had to buy a full yard, but they were only $6 a yard.

I found 3 batik fat quarters with orange which I might use in the next Twelve colorplay challenge.

I also got a deal on these colorful ribbons to use in felting.

I managed to find two other things I couldn’t come home without — another indigo dye kit and some of Lesley Riley’s TAP (Transfer Artist Paper).

The weather has warmed up into the 80s and we have been enjoying it immensely. We hope the rails for the deck will be installed tomorrow or Tuesday. Mr C has made good progress on installing the decking in the breezeway.

The window guys came to install the new window in the living room. They installed scaffolding and seemed to be moving right along and then discovered that the glass had been gut a bit too large.

Since that was on Friday afternoon, the scaffolding still sits outside the window waiting for them to return – hope it will be tomorrow.

Last, but not least, this is the barge taking Mia to summer camp for the week. See the waving hand? That would be her and she had a big smile. I am so excited for her. I loved, loved, sleep away camp when I was a kid.

I hope you had a great weekend, too.

9 Responses to “Retail Therapy”

  1. Love how the deck is coming on. Love all your colours…
    The book looks amazing..will have to look and see if l can see it over here in ukxx congrats. lyndax

  2. Kristin L says:

    Yay book in a store! And I just love the fabrics in the first photo — luscious!

  3. Francoise says:

    Nice fabric and goodies. Enjoy the new iPad! Our book looks very nice in a bookstore, doesn’t it?

  4. Brenda says:

    new iPad, a book sighting and so many other goodies. You can stay home for a month now!

  5. Judy says:

    lots going on for you these days!
    hope Mia has a great time at camp….I used to love it too!


  6. nancy says:

    oh… i forgot to say that i got your book! i just love it… congrats!

  7. nancy says:

    was that camp westwind? my son did his eagle project there…he built the horse coral. when my granddaughter went it was still in good shape!
    loved shopping vicariously with you gerrie! good luck finding shoes…what color did you decide on?

  8. Susan says:

    Sleep away camp on a barge…. might beat the sleep away camp where I had to drive in a river bed up 1/4 mile to get to camp…

    Ready for a nap after reading all you accomplished one day.

  9. Wonderful fabric and the deck looks beautiful. Sounds like you had a great shopping day. Can’t wait to see what you do for the orange colorplay. If you like I can send you some serious warmth from the east…Oh! and some nice humidity too. Isn’t that what keeps the skin dewy? har har