Confessions of a Floss Licker

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 2012

I finished the model last night! I'm so happy because it feels like a weight has been taken off and I'm free to pursue anything I want! I know it's just me but whenever I have a model I know there's a deadline to be giving it back to the designer whether it's been determined by them or me. Regardless, I do feel responsible and I take it as a job. And I know the "I'm free!" feeling is all me. I'm the one who decided to take on so many model jobs this year because of the wedding. At least now I've got some time to do some other stuff now. The consignment job. That hasn't got much work this week because I was so close to finishing the model. But today I think I will put it on a larger set of q-snaps and also take it with me to "faire" this weekend. I think I'm going to have some "spare" time (ha!) on Friday so maybe I can get some work done on it. Even if I don't, this will now become my focus piece for my rotation for the rest of the year. The tablet case has still not gotten much love. I've been trying real hard to make my own deadline for the model (end of September) and as today is the 27th I've beat my goal by 3 days. Yay me! Anyway, I talked about a case I was looking at at Staples. I took my tablet there to make sure it would fit and the snap-in part was too big! However I found another one which was red and fit my tablet but they wanted $30 for it. Even though I have a coupon that would cover that amount I didn't buy it. I have to get the most out of my "free" money and that wasn't it. I ended up findng a better case at Big Lots for $8. It has a place for the tablet then a zipper pouch that holds the charger, earphones, the memory card adapter and a couple of flat speakers that we got for free at the fair. So much better than the $30 one at Staples! Now I can take my time getting it done. On the crochet side of things, I still need to make the pompoms for my granddaughter's (K) hat. However, I want to wait until I can get it tried on so I know if it fits or if I need to adjust it. Don't want to run out of yarn making the pompoms then not have enough to finish the hat correctly. Last night after finishing the model I had a little time left. I had started a sweater for K for the wedding. I wasn't sure if I was interpreting the pattern correctly and stopped. Last night I came up with my own interpretation for the sweater and finished it. Need to get that tried on too. I still need a couple of gifts for my wedding "party". I want to give something to my day-of coordinator and my hairdresser. They're both helping me out for free so I want to get them a nice gift. However, my budget is small and I haven't come up with any ideas yet. However, one just popped up today. I have a new pattern for a ruana that I'd love to try. I think I'd have to spend about $20-25 on yarn for it which is about right for my budget. However, I don't think I'd get it made in time. Maybe I'll get it started anyway. I've got a great idea for some colors to use. Hmmm, guess I need to go shopping...


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