Sunday, October 23, 2005

Random Sunday Morning Musings

I realized that it has been awhile since I posted. I think I have been waiting for a few things to happen that just didn't last week. First, the yarn I ordered for the Weekend Getaway Satchel was backordered for three weeks. But, they emailed me on Monday and said they had everthing except the handle yarn and one of the accent yarns that are indefinately backordered. They wanted to know if I wanted to substitute. Well, I know nothing about felting, so I'm not sure how easy it is to felt things with two different types of yarns - my understanding is that every yarn felts in different proportions. So, I decided to have them ship the rest of my order and I would start on the rest of the bag while the remaining 2 colors remain on backorder. I can always substitute later if I need to. The shipped everthing out and I was hoping to have a nice big pile of yarn to show you, but I didn't get it by the end of the week. Oh well, at least that means I should have a fun surprise at the beginning of this week. I've never ordered (or purchased for that matter - minus my pile of Lang Polar from Australia) so much yarn at one time. I have a feeling I will have my normal comulsion to play with it, pile it into a giant pyramid or lay in the middle of it.

Next, I made some fabulous progress on Bryce Canyon. Unfortunately, most of it consisted of me redoing the bottom accent band, so a picture whould pretty much look the same as the last one I posted. That was true at least, until last night. I finished it! But, I need to get buttons, so I don't want to show a picture of it done but missing the buttons. My friend from Australia is in town again today, so I think I am going to see if she is up for a little button shopping at Joann's - I can't think of any other place to buy buttons - definitely not Michael's unless you want to buy a sack-o-buttons or want them shaped like kitchen utencils or watering cans, which I don't.

Next part 2, we have signed up for a couple webrings. I'm not exactly sure what the next step is because the instructions talk about being accepted, but I got a code already, it just doesn't seem to work yet. So, I went ahead and put the code up anyway, in case that is what the ring owners are looking for before they accept you. So, please forgive the broken links for now.

Finally, I just wanted to share a couple things that I am thankful for - I know it's a little early, but deal with it. First, I an very happy that the three of us girls were able to get together and spend some time just being with each other. It is hard with everyone's schedules and distance, but I love it when it works out. On a superficial note, I am very happy that I have been able to find a couple pairs of jeans. This may not sound like such a big deal, but it is for me - pants shopping sucks. Also, I wanted to gloat for 2 seconds and say that one pair I was able to pick up from the Gap for $15 - yippy! I was also successful in finding the belt I have been looking for - in my size. I had made a trip to Target and settled on another one - because the one I wanted wasn't in stock in my size - but it was too small and I had to return it. Then, when I checked out the belt section a second time, they had the one I wanted originally in my size! And it was on sale for $8 - even better.

So, now I have killed enough time, I can head to pilates. We have a bagillion things to do today, so I'm anxious to get the day started. I hope everyone else has a great Sunday! I'll post some pictures of the finished Bryce Canyon soon.


The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Yep, that's how those webring things work.

You have to make sure you saved the image to your own server, link to it and their ring and wait till they accept you and activate your link in their ring.

You did the right thing by putting in on your site already, even if it doesn't work. They, apparently require that you have it on your site correctly before accepting you.

Nonnahs said...

I think I need to do one of these updates also, as it's been a while for me too. I had so much fun with you girls as well. I'm really glad that we can still all get together, if only every once in a while. Dis, I'm so glad you found jeans, and a belt! At least you can cross that off your list. I'm still dying for some new shoes...and, of course, pants! Grr...