Friday, January 30, 2009

Way too busy!

Good morning! it's cool and rainy here in south Florida as the front is just coming through. Thought I'd tempt you with some lemon blueberry poppy seed muffins, warm and crusty from the oven. Yum!
I have been a very bad blogger this week but sometimes life gets in the way. Sunday I went to the gift store wholesale market in Orlando (I volunteer at the library gift shop) and that took all day - we left Vero Beach at 7:30am and didn't get back until 6:30 pm. It was a very productive market and we brought back lots of jewelry items, finger puppets, and purses for the shop (but I think I would have enjoyed CHA a lot more and plan to go this July when the summer CHA is in Orlando). On Monday morning we painted mangoes in my watercolor class and then the whole afternoon was spent pricing all the merchandise that we bought in Orlando. Tuesday morning I worked at the library book store (we have both a used book store and a gift shop - support for our library is incredible - one of the zipcodes in our little city (big town?) has the highest rate per capita in the US for book sales). In the afternoon I started reading Brisingr, the new book by Christopher Paolini (the 3rd in the Eragon books) and began to work on a new layout. Wednesday was laundry day and I worked on a second layout (can't show them yet as they are for a DT call). Yesterday I pretty well finished them and now I need to do a third one and finish a project that I started. I got the items ready to ship to my partner in the Year of Color exchange and am looking forward to see what she sends me.
And then last night - tada! - I won a place in Wilna's he{art} class at SIS - I am soooooo excited! It looks like so much fun and I know I will learn a lot.
Winning the class is so awesome - one of my resolutions for 2009 was NOT BUYING IT - that is, to spend no money on new craft supplies (except adhesive and printer cartridges), clothes (except lingerie), and classes. My watercolor class was a Chrismas present. I have done pretty well this month - I bought some yellow and green fabrics for the quilt I am working on and I bought a few Christmas scrapbooking items at 75% off at Target. I have been very fortunate to win 2 challenges and receive some scrapping supplies as prizes and I won 2 RAKS - the latest Memory Makers magazine and a necklace, so my life is very good! In February we are having a quilt show here so I know that I will be tempted and in early March my BFF's sister is coming to visit and we plan to have our own quilting workshop day - we will be making really cool tote bags so I might have to buy some fusible batting etc for that. But I am trying.....
Have you seen the free class offered on - check it out - sounds like fun.

1 comment:

Star's Fault said...

Hi Chris ~ Stopping by to visit from your link on Year of Color blog. Love the blueberry muffins. Such a great photo I can almost taste them!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault