Just checking in. Guidelines 2 and 3 coming along nicely. Took the 'before' photo of the eyelashes, used the 'stuff' on them last night. No noticeable difference this morning...I still needed to put on mascara before I left the house, but I'm a big girl now, and I can understand that there is no such thing as 'instant gratifiication' in most pharmaceutical endeavors pursued at my age.
As you may have suspected, Guideline 1 hasn't been acted upon, and most likely will not be...I have to put somehting off, and that just seems like an easy one to do. My current lame excuse is that I need a mouse (I don't really, I'm perfectly capable of using the touch pad, if I have to).
Guideline 2 however, I'm overachieving. :) I spent yesterday afternoon in the studio making a lovely gift for my Secret Sister in the quilt guild, and sadly, I cannot show it to you, lest it unmask me. Suffice it to say that it's darn cute. And, tomorrow I'm making another cute-crafty something for a woman whose aquaintance I made on a Bernina machine group--who was kind enough to send me copies of patterns she picked up a couple months ago on a local quilt shop hop. I'm looking forward to meeting her at Monday's guild meeting. That's the thing I love about being a quilter....the camradarie of total strangers. It's truly amazing.
Anyway, it is COLD here in Maryland. Now I have some idea about how those scientists in Antarctica feel. We've got a hellacious wind that makes it feel like it's about negative 30 outside. I felt it necessary to buy myself a hat while we were out shopping today. Not too shabby for $5.99 at JCP (and to think, I almost paid $20 something for a hat at Macy's). (Pretty tricky not showing the eyelashes, eh?)
And the hubs was kind enough to be cajoled into a run into the JoAnn Fabric superstore on the Golden Mile in Frederick (I plied him with lunch at Famous Dave's Barbecue first--he did get a bit whiny when I strayed from buying more than just the batting I told him we were going in for--8 yards of 90" Warm and Natural snagged for a mere $4.01 per yard---I love how they rolled it on a tube for me--it will fit nicely in a corner of the studio closet this way.)
And how could I not buy some Sulky and Superior threads, just because I had a 20% off coupon and it was already on sale for 50% off. (If he hadn't been with me, that little gold block box you see behind the thread would have most likely come home filled with Sullky. Seriously, Sulky rayon at less than $3 a spool -- unheard of!
Well, I'm off to put away my playthings and snuggle into bed with some books. I've got a bit of reading to do, as I've got books that need to be returned to the quilt guild library Monday (along with a paper piecing DVD I need to watch).
Obviously, the 'happy' thing today was shopping for quilt stuff, though I did do an obsessive-compulsive reorder of the hubs closet and drawers this morning, and strangely enough, I was counting that as something that took me to my happy place. (I know, I'm a very strange bird sometimes).
Hopefully on Sunday I can show you photos of some progress on the Beach House quilt. Tomorrow we have no plans....tomorrow we sew!