Yesterday ended up getting a little warmer, and I went shopping. It actually only got up to around 10 degrees (above) but that's still over a 20 degree difference from when I first left the house in the morning! It felt warm. I walked with my coat open and my hat in my pocket.
As far as the loot, I went to Ikea and got this cute tablecloth set.
I really wanted more orange napkins to go with, but they didn't have them, so I got white instead. I mention napkins only because I realized yesterday that I have better things to do with my life/sewing time than make plain, ordinary, boring napkins, so I ditched the sewing plans and just bought some instead.
I also wen't to Jo-Ann's and got a couple new bamboo pillow forms and a bunch of bright cotton prints. Yesterday I was looking at the cord-wrapped-bowl book (the one I used to make this
) so I bought the cotton prints to make some more baskets. One large one to store my knitting projects in next to the couch, a smaller one for the kitchen to put cookie cutters in, and one for my sister's birthday present.
I got a yard of wonderfully loud Amy Butler huge multi floral on black cotton to make a new couch pillow (because my embroidering isn't as fast as my desire for change).
I also got an adorably modern black and white floral print for a skirt, because ever since undycat
made that cute black and white skirt, I've been wanting one! (sidenote: I've noticed that undycat
and I have been making a lot of the same projects lately. I've decided this is simply because we are both awesome and have the best taste ever.)
I worked on the lace scarf a bit yesterday, too. I'm almost out of yarn ball #1 and I have 14 lace repeats. Almost at the halfway point!
Today I just need to go buy thread so I can start sewing my baskets! I've decided to conciously take a few days off working on my To Do list, because a.) I wasn't really working on the things on the list anyway, b.) I was stressing out about not working on them, and c.) I need some simple, instant gratification type sewing because I'm still a little wounded after the Skirt That Wouldn't Die (which I did, finally, pass along to my sister.)