I came, I saw, I shopped! I guess that should be my motto of late. This shopping venture didn't come close to the last one, however, which is a good thing. I also think that internet shopping shouldn't count. Unfortunately my checkbook doesn't agree with me on that point.
My Malabrigo came from Fabulous Yarn. I love the colorway. It is called Autumn Forest and has all the colors you would expect to see in an Autumn Forest. This yarn is for Cherie Amour.
I also got some felting yarn for a specific holiday gift which I cannot divulge here. The purple is much brighter than in the photo and the colors look quite nice together.
I also got some buttons for Juliet. They were quite pricey and I like them okay. The problem is that I don't LOVE them. I wish I did. I'm seriously thinking about not putting buttons, but rather using and antique duette style dress clip to hold the sweater together.
I'm just about done with Juliet. I will finish her by tomorrow, then I'll have to block her. I would have liked to add sleeves, but the yarn was no longer available.
Of course, no shopping spree would be complete without footwear! I wanted to replace my short black high heeled boots and I found these brand new Cole Haan boots on Ebay:
They are quite comfy and look very nice with dress pants and jeans!
I'm so excited that we are almost done with the dining room renovation. We hope to have Thanksgiving dinner in there! It will be nice to have the living room and dining room back. I've hated having boxes piled in the living room. It will be nice to be able to decorate for the holidays!
I'll be going to a conference this weekend so I will lose a couple of days in cleaning things up, but I will catch up!
Bushism of the day:
"Well, it's an unimaginable honor to be the president during the Fourth of July of this country. It means what these words say, for starters. The great inalienable rights of our country. We're blessed with such values in America. And I — it's — I'm a proud man to be the nation based upon such wonderful values." —George W. Bush, visiting the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., July 2, 2001
Greg is afraid that the new pumpkin will take over his job as Chief Halloween Decoration.