Sunday, April 25, 2010

the "-z" ending, and yard sale fuss...



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...

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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...

3 comments:

Juliet A said...

I still like fibers on my cards, and I probably always will. The soft texture is a lot more appealing than cold hard rhinestones, and they don't tear the envelopes.

Cyndi L said...

I laughed so hard over your comments about s turning into z! I know exactly what you're saying...I don't want to be forced to go looking for the next big z, I just want to use all the z's I already have. If that makes any sense!

DymphieM said...

thank you so much for visiting my blog. I always love your nice comments, very much appreciated.

You can turn the fibers into shabby chic flowers, there are several tuts on the interweb :)
Your thoughts about fibers and swirls made me laugh, you are so right.