Saturday, February 11, 2012
A surprise for Miss Karma came in a box from UPS yesterday!
AliceKay sent Karma a fat bag of cat grass seed for a belated birthday present--LOL!
I had already cleaned out what little was left of her grass and had put it out on the porch because I didn't have enough seed left to plant this bigger planter full. As you recall, I was going to search and see if I had a smaller planter that was heavy enough. Well, I took the planter back inside, let it thaw all day, and replanted it with lots of seed! Karma will have a feast coming next week. Thanks so much, AliceKay!! Not that Karma understood what the package was, but she'll be thrilled with the grass when it materializes later--LOL! And you know you'll see pictures! :):)
I got the trusty old sewing machine set up yesterday.
You can really tell it is 37 years old by the pictures in the instruction booklet--toaster covers, lampshades, aprons...
...removable collars, and "fancy works"--LOL!
Just in time because my big order from JoAnn's arrived today!!
I think everything was on sale. I was so excited...as I pulled things out of the boxes I took pictures...that I , obviously, couldn't wait to post. ;)
These are silicone stamps.
Have never seen these before. Very detailed...
...and you can even pour hot wax on them and they won't melt.
Cool! Saw a video on youtube.
A Spellbinders Nestabilities lacy ovals set of dies ($10 off!!).
I've looked at these sets of cards many times. On sale for $6.99...
...four each of all these designs on the sides of the box.
40 cards and 40 envelopes!
Could use them as is or add something to them.
Soft, pretty designs!
Here's Karma sitting on bubble packing next to the four different small packaged pieces of heavyweight fusible interfacing (plan to use when I make the journal covers) and the black and white photo box with flowers (use them to store all kinds of things).
My very old nicked up pins are being replaced by some new sewing pins. See the cool ones with the flat flower heads?
Got an extra set of needles for my sewing machine and a set of large tapestry needles (use those for sewing bookcards together and for the next item).
The new smocking attachment for my Sew Easy. It pokes the holes in the paper and then you use embroidery thread to fill in the design.
Karma was checking everything out, of course. Packing material and empty boxes are totally irresistible and exciting to the curious. ;)
The last item...a set of green storage boxes with blue, green, and white on black polka dot covers.
Here they are next to the black and white photo size box. The big bottom green one looks like it would hold 12 X 12 paper.
For now I slid the empty boxes under the art table. You know who was wondering "steps?"--but I knocked that out of her mind right away.
Goodness gracious! What a haul! Not that any one thing was expensive, but...whoohoo! All set for puttering with the sewing now, too. Guess I should try to get to the clothing repairs this weekend.
Last night I couldn't get to sleep till almost 5am and didn't sleep long at all, so I am on the zombie side today. Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight. *she says as she yawns* I may be tired but I just had to show you Karma and my goodies!! ;)
Have a really wonderful weekend!! :):)
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."