Sunday, October 21, 2007

When the going gets tough . . .

The tough go shopping! At least that's what I did this week. I hadn't been shopping in a while--just internet shopping. First of all on Tuesday, Ems and I went to Sephora. She needed some stuff so I decided to tag along. Nothing soothes the soul like a new tube of lipstick! You may remember that red lipstick I blogged about last month. Well, the new one makes that one look understated! It is called "Heat Wave" and it is beyond vivid! I rather like it!

I also purchased the following books/magazines:

The book of SewStylish Gifts has some really neat little projects for small gifts as does the Interweave Gifts. Hopefully, I'll make use of both of them in the next couple of months!

The next acquisition hasn't arrived yet. I ordered 5 skeins of Malabrigo for Cherie Amour.

Then Friday was when I got into real trouble. Notice the shopping bags:

Cole Haan leather and one of my LYS!

I made the drive to Pentagon City to go to the Cole Haan Store there. I had blogged about these boots a while back and I got 'em! They are sweet! I do believe that Cole Haan shoes are the most comfortable things to have on my feet!

But wait! There's more! I saw these and couldn't resist!

Are they bitchin' or what! But that isn't all . . .
There was a clearance shelf. There was a pair of brown sandals with the Nike Air soles. They are like walking on pillows!

I wouldn't have splurged so much except Cole Haan had a deal where you get 20% off your purchase if you contribute a pair of gently used shoes for Soles for Souls. So I did that. It took every ounce of self control not to try on these:

That would have cleaned out my bank account. You can bet that I will be stalking Ebay for those boots in the next year!

I love Pentagon City! I think it may be my new favorite mall. The only problem is that it took longer for me to find a parking place than it did to do my shopping! It's definitely a place that you want to take the metro.

Next --I went to All About Yarn which was having their anniversary sale. I got these:

The book has a lot of gift ideas--particularly gloves. I love knitting gloves!

I got this yarn for Matilda Jane .

It is Sublime Merino Silk Cashmere dk in sage green and taupe for the lace trim.

I got this too:

Tilli Tomas' new beaded merino. There are only 70 yards on a skein so I bought the two skeins of Debbie Bliss to give me more mileage. I'm thinking of making a scarf for Maddie with the pink and using the beaded yarn for a ruffle trim. Gloves would be nice as well with the beaded yarn as a trim on the cuff. I haven't decided, but I really like it! Here'a close up:

Today I went to Joann's to get fabric for the dining room. I'm making a swag for the windows and I need to cover the chair seats. Here's what I ended up with:

The striped fabric looks like grosgrain ribbon. It is gorgeous and will look nice on our traditional oak T-back chairs. The 3 solids are for this swag:

I really like the colors against the jade green walls. They had a nice selection of fancy rods as well and I settled on the antique brass one.

Last of all--my Moo cards came!

I love them! You can upload and crop your photos right from Flickr! They are a nice heavy card stock and they're about 1 X 3 inches. They make great little calling cards. I feel bad though. I don't have one with Samantha's picture--only the boys. I apologized to her and promised her that she would definitely be included in the next batch!

I do believe that I am totally shopped out for awhile--at least until I have to do my Christmas shopping!

Bushism of the day:
"I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be — a more literate country and a hopefuller country." —George W. Bush, Jan. 11, 2001

Kitty Cam:
We've always suspected Harley of being a pervert, but we never thought that he had an underwear fetish!


  1. Damn Girl!! All I did this weekend was fix my fence and cry about having to cut down trees in my yard ASAP (as in before they fall on the house!)

  2. the shoe purchases are wonderful and the boots on your wish list are to die for but you sure wear some higher heels than i can tolerate! love the tilli thomas beaded yarn and the cat cards are so cool!