I knew I wanted a new shelf I had seen in Lancaster last fall so I took my iPad, downloaded an audio book and hopped in the car with a big cup of coffee yesterday morning. I hit some favorite stores and missed some favorite stores but I was on a mission. Intercourse, Bird In Hand, and Paradise, PA were crowded. I realized my normal visits to Lancaster County are usually when a friend and I take a vacation day and go midweek. Danged touristy types in my way just window shopping. I think the black goes well with the black chair backs and the wrought iron pieces I have.
I bought this homespun table cloth but I am still debating it I should keep it. It is actually two the same size with one folded as a runner. They had a red one on display which I really like but I opted for the neutral tones. I have 30 days to return them. Oh drat, another trip to Lancaster. I guess I can suffer through. Next trip I will go midweek and take a girlfriend.
I just have the urge to stitch a ring on the ring finger. I will try to refrain.
Other than that I have been suffering through the heat along with everyone else. There is a lot of BS going on at work that just brings a person down. This past week was particularly bad resulting in sipping some adult beverages several nights in a row. It did use a glass and didn't drink right from the bottle so that shows some restraint. It kind of spurred me to visit my financial advisor and set the retirement date. Good news, I can go now....but if I hang in another 3 years, that SS amount will be that much better... I set the date as 35 months. I am making a daisy change to take to work with 34 loops to cut one off each month and then another 30 for each day of my last month. I will display it proudly. What a great feeling to not HAVE to work. If it gets too bad, I can just give my notice.....or not! and be done. I continue to work because I want to not because I have too. It feels good to know that you have done the right things financially to set yourself up to be in a good place.
Today's agenda, meet a friend for breakfast, prep and take some stitched pieces to the county fair which will be a first and could be the last time I do it. I hope the critiques give suggestions on how to improve. I can't drop them off until 2 p.m. which is kind of messing me up. I don't want to be up to my elbows in yard work all sweaty and dirty to have to stop to go fair. So I think I will pull out the sewing machine and sit on the deck and piece a quilt top I am working on. I can pick right up when I get back from the fair and if I get hot I will just have to jump in the pool and cool off. Yard work can wait until later in the week.
Have a great week all, keep on being crafty and stay cool.