Thursday, February 05, 2009

Miss Mary

At the beginning of last year Mary had a great little pay it forward crafting idea which I signed up for. I'd actually forgotten about it until she reminded me last week, so imagine my surprise when this beautiful scarf landed in my mailbox last week. Isn't it beautiful? And the kicker is that it's made of *bamboo*! I didn't even realize that they made yarn out of bamboo but it seriously is the softest most yummy yarn ever. And since it's been so cold it has been my constant companion for the past few days. I haven't actually owned a scarf since we've lived here. I haven't really needed one in the last few years because there have only been a few weeks that it's been really, really cold...but we all know what this winter has been like. I think it looks smashing with my black pea coat. Thank you Mary.
That picture was taken a couple of days ago with my "old" hair. I just came back from the salon and it was heavenly. I used to go to Fantastic Sam's because of budget constraints but I was really, really tired of bad haircuts. And since I only go about every 4 months I figured we could fit it in. The salon has recently remodeled and now they have chairs that give you a massage while they wash your hair...heaven. I didn't take a picture because unlike Christy, I stick with the same haircut pretty much every time. I've tried different styles, really, but it always ends up bad. My hair is really fine and I have a strong jaw so long and straight is the only thing that works for me. After the salon, I got a cup of coffee at Merridee's. It was just coffee. Not a latte, or mocha anything- coffee. I suppose I should add that I tried Jamaican me Crazy but it was still coffee. It was good though not strong enough for me. I don't have to have coffee every day, I don't want it every day but I am really starting to enjoy it.

And see the cutesy picture that I bought at Target last night? I've wanted a dandelion something for a long time and believe it or not they're incredibly hard for me to paint. I've tried. This isn't really a painting, it's canvas but more like a furniture canvas that's colored- not painted- with the dandelions screen printed on or something like that. It reminds me of an iron-on shirt. But it's cute and it was on sale for $10- yay! Their whole furniture event that they have once a year is 50% off right now and they have some pretty cute stuff.
Ooh, and my sewing machine isn't broken! Apparently I inadvertently pulled out a knob on the side and that's what made it quit working. I'm so glad Travis looks for the simple thing first. So it's back to making blocks today. I almost headed over to Hobby Lobby to get some new fabric but decided I'm not buying another scrap of fabric until I finish what I'm working on. I'd like to get Kyleigh her blocks before her first birthday...sheesh.

4 comments:

Mary said...

I'm so glad you like it! I get so concerned when I make something specifically for someone. I just feel this pressure for it to be perfect...not necessarily in execution but idea and design. Anyway...I finally just decided to do something I would like and hope you would too.

I am so loving dandelions lately. I've actually started embroidering a few with bright colors on black and was thinking of having someone paint one in my upstairs bathroom wall. I just think they are so fun. Can't believe you got that for $10 what a deal!

Amy said...

I'm the same way. It stresses me beyond belief to do something nice for somebody or to buy a gift, I'm always afraid they won't like it.

You should head over to your Target and see if they have any. I saw one at the Cool Springs Target but it was a purple-ish color.

Christy said...

I love getting my hair cut...you deserve it :) And there's nothing wrong with taking pictures anyway - even with the same cut!
The scarf is adorable. I love bamboo yarn, it's one of my favorites!

Ms. Tee said...

I've never heard of a bamboo yarn, but it's so pretty! So is the dandelion. I may have to go over to Target ;)