9 hours ago
Sunday, April 25, 2010
when new products come out, they seem to push out some of the old ones. for example, "fibers" were THE embellishment for cards. it has been replaced with rhinestone swirls and paper flowers. that's about the same time the "-s" turned into a "-z".
my fibers were not the ordinary, run-of-the-mill yarn-age. it was DIFFERENT... sparkly, soft, furry, unique, multi-stranded, etc. the closest i got to ordinary was "eyelash".
so, what to do with the "fiberz"... i suppose i can knit with them. after all, that is why they were invented, i guess. i would have to take up a new hobby, and i don't wanna. maybe i could just use them for what i had intended... to use on cards. i have to spin it in a new way, and i don't think my brain is up for that just yet. ideas: some people crochet flowers, use the wider stuff in place of ribbon...
we are cleaning and clearing out! we had a flop of a yard sale yesterday. the threat of rain kept away our shoppers, i hope. also, we neglected to get the signs out earlier in the week. we weren't really into the sale itself. i was really into cleaning the house and ridding it of excess. i did fine with the set-up, but when it came to the sale...
the reason for the clean-out? we are having family and friends over for girlfriend-katie's graduation. yes... there will be a doctor (Ph.D) in the house!
katie and i are taking a few days to recover. our bodies are achy and bruised. then, back at it again. of course, the two rooms i left for last are not the ones that i like to clean. i should have done them first, but i know that there wasn't much to get rid of. the studio... stuff needs to be put away...getting rid of anything in there? forget it! and the combination computer, acquarium and studio spill-over... nothing much to get rid of there, but there is lots to clean up after listing on ebay for about a month. most of that went out to the yard sale.
well... it's off to a third round of contemplating my navel...