Talk About Labor (Day)

…or, How I Spent My Weekend.

Saturday, we went to Sears to find a tool chest for my growing stitch marker supplies. We ended up with a stacked set which is, for now, living in my den.

It took me 4.5 hours to fill it up…running from room to room, grabbing armfuls of labels, bags, cards, notecards…I’d spread everything out quite a bit. Even if I could come up with some sort of camouflage, it’s still too big to sit where it is.

Here are a few of the drawers.



Ten drawers and they’re all full!

The rest of the weekend was spent working on two custom orders. One was for a friend’s Blogiversary giveaway – not saying who they’re for, tho.

And an order that’s going to an actual yarn store. I’m very excited about this and I hope they sell well!

20120903-234204.jpgMore info on that, once they’re at the store.

Packing, invoicing, fighting with the Click and Ship website – that was today.

I also had someone make me a logo which sucked away a good 6 hours of my time – playing with the colors and size. The photo at the top is just a peek.

I’ve got a lot of old* Moo and mini-Moo cards to use up so I still have time to work on the layout for new business cards, Thank You notes, stationery, labels…

Wes was unimpressed.

How was your weekend?

*less than 6 months old

Tweet Catch-Up

Catching you up on the goings on, by dropping in some of my tweets from the week.

  • Finished button bands on my CPH. My least favorite – sewing in sleeves – is next. 😦
  • This whole week has been flipped on its head. Send dark chocolate.
  • We keep getting phone calls from “Hilton”. When I answer, they hang up. What’s the deal, Paris? Sheesh!
  • TiVo cut off end of Glee. What did we miss after Rachel sang?!?
  • Stitch markers for gift baskets – done!

  • Fingers crossed that tomorrow goes as planned. Knit, shop, hair, NEW CAR!!!
  • Day still confused. Met Jane to knit got no knitting done. Hair appt. is next and, frankly, I’m concerned.
  • Dear Weather – Seriously? U couldn’t give me one hour to figure out the shifter in my new car before the torrential rain? Thanx 4 nothing.

Meet Spike 2.0. He’s a Mazda 3 Grand Touring 5-door.

  • Dear Headache – You and the weather can bite me.
  • Tried eye make-up, again. New hair color *required* it. Now my eyes are all gloppy & red. Damn. There goes Friday.

  • Expensive pair of jeans claims 2 shrink my gut & lift my ass. Credit limit shrunk/blood pressure lifted. Mothers are going back!
  • All the muscles in my lower back have seized up. Garlic Festival is off the menu. Zumba can hurt, people!
  • Hobble, Snatch (& pay) and Run. Garlic acquired!

Tom drove me to town square, I crept the 2 blocks (they block off the area), bought the garlic and called him to come and get me. Total time for escapade – 30 minutes. This garlic is for planting in my garden. Turkish Red & Music. Garlic is supposed to be planted on Columbus Day and harvested on July 4th. I’m a font of information!

Then I went back to have hair toned down.

That’s all I could manage for today (Saturday). Now I’m sitting in my chair and waiting for the Aleve to work.

ADDED SUNDAY: Just realized the pictures of my hair look like a long-haired dog…or the foot stool from “Beauty and The Beast”.  I need to work on my iPhone self-portraits. Woof!