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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!