A perky “okay” releases Sissy from a “wait” or “stay.” She met me at the back door, with Gretchen at her side. They were happy just to see me. I bet you want more than that though, huh?
I had a great, long lunch with Amy. I had my camera in my purse, but I forgot to pull it out and snap photos. Her hair is getting long and looks awesome! She crossed the street just ahead of me; we’d parked in different lots on the same street. So, arriving early to scoot up to The Cat House for a little gift for her took a different turn. (I just dragged her along and let her pick out a few things. She picked toys for her kitties and the cat at work. I added a little something for her too.)
We walked down to The Needle Lady next. We each purchased a few things and then headed to find some lunch. My first choice was Hamilton’s, but they didn’t have a table available, so we wandered down to Miller’s. Time flew by, and before I knew it, I needed to head back to work. The good news is, now I’ll have to head north one day to catch up with Amy on her home turf!
Of course you want to know what I got, right? Well, I grabbed some yarn (of course), but my big purchase was the Kollage Forest Palm Square Needles. Are you surprised to know they’re also what Gretchen raced to when I set the bag down? Luckily these days, “Leave it” works like a charm, and only one needle had nose prints on it, nothing more. I’m eager to see if these are indeed easier on my hands and provide more uniform stitches. I’ll have to find a little lace something to do on size 5s…
Rain, rain, go away. The sun never came out today, but tomorrow, I’ll be making my own sunshine. MJ has finally decided she wants to join the Vera nation, so my sister and I will be escorting her to our local Vera retailer, just to be nice. (Hem. Those of you who know me really well know that my Vera stash eclipses my yarn stash, not by item count, but by mass. I’ve sworn off yarn stashing with only moderate success so look out Vera!)
Other than that, it’ll be a quiet weekend with lots of finishing projects, yarn and otherwise. I’ll just keep promising an FO or two, and one of these days, I’ll surprise you.
What Vera tempts you this season? (Yeah, yeah… I’ll confess my sins purchases…) I love this Hope Garden fabric, but honestly, I question my ability to keep it looking crisp and clean throughout the summer. I also have to find something that will hold my smart phone (and dang, the thing is smart and makes me happier than I should be willing to admit), an ID and my trusty piece o’ plastic, and still fit in my Newport without taking up too much precious project bag room.
What’s on your agenda for the weekend?