So Sorry! I can't believe that I have neglected my blog for so long! I was really ill with a cold that just knocked me out every afternoon and early most evenings. I have been just moving on as best I could. I still have this darn cold (yes, I am sure it isn't the flu) and the cough that goes along with it. I can partially blame that and I confess--I let the "sewing room" become a junk room. Since my sewing machine is still in the kitchen, I wasn't sewing in my daughter's room, so stuff piled up in there. That is all over now!
Beginning tonight I am spending 1 hour cleaning, sorting and giving away the junk. I got a wonderful television for the room and I am going to enlist my son's help in setting it up on the vanity. I bought a sewing table for the room. I went on the blog Clover and Violet and saw how the mom had her room set up. She had this really adorable table--very vintage--that was literally in the middle of the room. Much in the way my friend, Kim, has hers set up. I thought, I could do that without any problem. I went to the Antique Trove and found out that the kind of table I would want might be costly (the one I wanted wasn't even priced yet) and there is the problem about how to deal with it when we have company and must use that room. Then, later I was at Joann's. There was a table (not vintage) with drawers that folded up to a small set of drawers when necessary. The table was $189.00 and 50% off during the sale bringing the price down to $94.99. On top of that, I would get 25% more bringing the price down to $71.25 because I have a teacher card and it was teacher appreciation weekend. That seemed like a dream come true for the space.
I spent the whole day on Sunday at my friend, Sandy's. Joann's closes at 7pm on Sundays, but lucky for me--the sale and the discounts were good until Monday because it was a holiday! On Monday I went to Joann's and found not only my table, but the rechargable Ott lights (cost $99.99) were at 50% off. I called Sandy because she desparately wanted one. She decided to drive down to me from downtown. 45 minutes later....I bought the table, a pillow form and a rechargable light for $118.00 with a whooping savings of $180! Afterward, Sandy and I went to Thistle Dew Quilts to check out their wool. They did not have any that wasn't too light or too dark. I bought a pattern and Sandy bought a pattern and we left. We stood outside dissecting the store as usual and went our merry ways.
On Tuesday, I get this call from Sandy. I had dropped my pattern and a construction guy (there is a ton of construction going on there!) returned it to the store. Since I used Sandy's name to buy it, they were able to trace it to her and I went and picked it up. I use her name because I almost never shop there. The owner was rude to us one time--the very first time we were in there and I am not in a forgiving kind of mood enough to shop there when I get 10% off at Quilter's Corner.
Whew! Must go now. Time for my nap!