Monday, August 17, 2009

Another day in apron heaven

Please skip over to the apron goddesses and check out the cool giveaway from momomadeit.......but try not to enter so I have a better chance of winning. In fact, help the economy recover and buy one of Joan's aprons instead of waiting around to see if you win it!

I took a great picture of my Lucy swap package, and was about to ask Lillian how long I should expect the charge on the battery to hold since it's been from Chanukah last December, and just as I sat down to call the little sign came on, and the camera went out. So, the battery is charging and that picture will be on tomorrow.

BUT, Sarah helped me learn a new skill tonight: how to burn downloaded pictures to a cd. Now I will be able to send these cds to Omi for the picture frame she got for Si, it will be so cool.... I even put some pictures from last year on the cd for her to have a nice choice of stuff.

Tomorrow I am going to work a little on the bedroom book piles, then I am taking myself off to the fabric store. I am on a mission to find insul-brite (spelling?) an insulating material for using in hotpads and oven mitts. Since I have this cool pattern for oven mitts, and I want to try making some microwave mitts, I need to get this stuff so the pots don't burn the user (Louis). Besides, does one ever need a reason to go to the fabric store?

In case you haven't heard, there is a movement afoot (not unlike Arlo Guthrie's Thanksgiving Day Massacre Movement) to be sure that independent fabric stores don't fade from the face of the earth. It is called Project 95. Here is some information on it:

Project 95: Fabric Shoppers Unite!
When you shop at independent quilt and fabric shops, you support small businesses (often in your community) that cater specifically to your needs. Join us in this worthy cause. Shop independent. And voice your support for the movement by following the activities of Project 95 on:

Please read through this and support in any way you can.

My fingers are cramping up from typing and crochet, so it's time to say goodnight to you all, my princes and princesses of the world.


  1. Oh, I really need to talk to you. On the phone. You are the best e-mail writer, but I'm not, and I just want to talk to you! Are you working on Thursday? Can I call you? Will you call me? {I kept hoping you would need me, but your girls(That I would be friends with too!!) kept coming though for you!} Good use of brackets--so fun!

  2. Fabric stores are so cool. A new one opened up in town and stocks some wonderful fabrics from American designers. :)

    I will be looking for your swap picture too.

    Hands cramping... I know the feeling except I get it from typing on the computer too much and using the mouse. Darned repetitive stress injuries. I need to be bionic!

  3. sounds like a good way to end the day.....cramping fingers from crochet! :-)