September 20th, 2007

Death-Neil Gaiman

Fabric, Cars, and Kids

Well, my wool from Denver Fabrics finally arrived, and it is gorgeus.

My next mission? Not buy any more fabric. Period. At least not more fabric until I have used what I have.

The thing is that I have become more selective on what I buy. I still have a lot of stuff I don't need, and that I would like to get rid of in order to clear my sewing room. I am working on that.

This doesn't mean that if I find something completely unusual yet totally appropriate for the sort of thing I am doing, I won't get it. I still have some beautiful orange/black shot linen that I purchased years ago. I had never seen anything like that at the time I bought it, and I haven't seen it since. It will become an Italian outfit (male) right out of a Moroni painting -- it is that similar to the original.

Those kinds of things are hard to come by, so it is okay to do some spur-of-the moment buy. However, spur-of-the-moment should be the exception and not the rule, and it should be done only when something really, really good comes along.

Now, all I have to do is follow my own advice.

Riiiiight . . .
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Last, but not least, I realized yesterday that having a kid with a driver's license is a very convenient thing after all.

For the first time, Carlos drove himself to a doctor's appointment, Downtown no less!. And only got lost once.

The best part? I did not have to take time off from work to drive him back and forth, and he took care of it himself.

Yay Carlos!

And now, back to the Salt Mines.

These people want me to be productive. Imagine that.