Monday, March 05, 2012

One of those weekends...

It was one of those weekends - Busy as all get out, yet not a lot to show for it. Part of the problem is my boss left for vacation on Sunday, so I spent Friday and Saturday going over stuff with him. He is convinced that the place will fall apart without him, even though he is only going to Florida, and has his Blackberry, and will be annoying me all week on little things. I love him to death, which is the only reason I'm putting up with this - he really doesn't need to send me 3 emails reminding me to do stuff I do every day without fail...
I also spent a good chunk of the weekend sorting out and organizing my card making supplies. I have a disgusting amount of papercrafting supplies, it seems! But I worked for a sticker and scrapbooking company for years, and got a great discount there. Then, when they got bought out, and we had to move or get rid of everything, well, the marketing dept, where I was, was stuffed full of samples that we divided up and all took home. It was that or tossing them out. So boxes more of the stuff came home with me. Because I don't really scrapbook, I tried to keep it to things that would be useful for cards, but I still have a ton. So I finally went through the boxes and sorted out everything by themes. Hopefully that will help. It does help navigation through my craft area - I got a lot of things up off the floor and on shelves.
There was some sewing, but nothing interesting - a couple of tablecloths and some napkin hemming - these had been sitting on my sewing table for months, taking up space and annoying me. So to make space, I finished them up. Then proceeded to fill the space with 5 more pieces of fabric - I went to Fabricland for navy thread. Navy. Thread. Period. A hundred odd dollars later, I had navy thread, 2 patterns, and 5 pieces of fabric! Two pieces of flannel for more cottage kid pajamas, and three great summery striped lightweight knits - all on sale.
I'm still out of sorts as far as a sweater knitting project - the floral yoke sweater is still ticking me off, so I've had trouble committing to a new project. I think I may have solved that  issue however, which is good because at the end of this week, I"m heading to the cottage with the boy for a few days over March Break, and I'll need knitting!

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

I hear you on the Navy thread only.

Wannietta said...

But you got things sorted ... Good Job!!

Carol said...

You might have gotten more than planned at the store.....but you did organizational type stuff at home, so think of it as a reward of sorts. The reward for a job well done is....another job!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That's me in the yarn shop. "I was just going to Browse".... 100$ later..

Have a great time at the cottage!

Brendaknits said...

We can call it 'navy thread syndrome'. We've all been there. Have fun at the cottage.

Anonymous said...

If you're overwhelmed with the card/scrapbook stuff, how about a contest?