On a whim, I stopped by Ben Franklin in Derry (the store that is closing), and saw that they were open again today. Now the discount is down to 30% off. I was just glad they were open :-) I picked up a fat quarter of cream 28 ct linen by DMC (good quality, like cashel...) as well as some Mill Hill Beads, some Kreinik #4 braids and some more GAST while I could still scoop them up :-)
My order from Picture This Plus arrived today - the DaVinci Belfast I ordered does not look like their scan - it is much darker and has tons of green in it too.... well, it is pretty, but certainly not appropriate for Enchanted Mermaid... but I did kind of guess that it would be different in person.... but I did bite the bullet today and ordered the Kreiniks, beads and treasures for this mermaid today while Stitching Bits & Bobs is still having their 25% off anniversary sale... I will look at my stash of fabrics, I might have just the perfect one there already! I will try to get a scan of the new fabric later tonight or tomorrow (Caitlin, my 16 year old niece is here and dying to get back on my laptop to IM her friends right now....).... I wouldn't mind some input from others as to what they would stitch on this new fabric.... :-) Maybe I can put that in tomorrow's blog entry...
Red Sox 7, Mariners 2 - it was great to see the Red Sox have an easy to manage game tonight - even with Edgar Renteria and Johnny Damon both on the bench tonight letting their bruised up bodies heal :-)
I was in my garden this afternoon and found a few pretty blooms to share - I just love this time of year! We have some tending to do in the garden beds - clear out dead leaves, do plenty of weeding. But with heavy rain in the forecast for the weekend, it does not appear we will get any of that done soon :-( But, once again, a super cold, super snowy winter has reaped lovely blooms.
This is part of a good sized patch of 'Amor' daffodils blooming off in the side part of our yard...
The Leopard's Bane along our front walkway is beginning to bloom now...
A pretty little narcissus from a small patch by our back porch - I have no recollection of what variety this is.... I think I got the bulbs on ebay a few years ago when we first built this house...
And my Bleeding Hearts are growing taller and blooming along the back of our house too....
Your Birthdate: July 31
Your birthday suggests that you are a good organizer and manager, an energetic and dependable worker; attributes often showing success in the business world.
Serious and sincere, you have the patience and determination necessary to accomplish a great deal.
Your approach can be original, but often rigid and stubborn.
Sensitivity may be present, but feeling are likely to be repressed.
You are good with detail and insist on accuracy, but at times scatter energies.
You're a practical thinker, but not without imagination.
You love travel and don't like to live alone.
You should probably marry early, for responsibility is necessary for your stability.
I treated myself to some DVDs tonight too - with a cold, rainy weekend ahead, we might need them :-) I picked up Birth, and a fun comedy classic: With Six You Get Eggroll (got to stock up on those fun Doris Day movies!)
Stitched on today: Fairy Flora