You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt



Saturday, July 7, 2012

Zippity Do Da

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July. I did, thanks to someone up the street who set off  an unbelievable display of  "illegal fireworks"  I was able to enjoy my own private light show. Thanks neighbor!

I can't believe how hard it has been finding a 10" blue separating zipper for my grandson's sweater jacket. His birthday is next month and I am getting nervous that another year will pass and the promised sweater will not be done. As you all know it is a slippery slope for me when I am working on something but don't have all the materials I need. The project is apt to go into the dark hole (guest room closet) never to see the light of day again. So I headed "down the line" to Joann's, to A.C. Moore and Michael's without luck. Fortunately though, I was able to buy a few things that I will need to help me finish my stash of "already started" projects. Ultimately though I did find the zipper "on line." PurlSOHO.com  They had the exact one I needed. Purls is a (not so) little knit/sewing place my daughter Meagan and I discovered in SoHo the last time we went to NYC.  I loved the shop and everything about it the minute I went in and had to pulled out kicking and screaming. I have since done business with them on line numerous times. Their fabric is gorgeous and I have bought tons of it. Of course I have yet to finish anything I have started with it.......but I will. check them out at http://www.purlsoho.com/ (highlight and click) You will love them too.

While I am waiting for the mailman to deliver my zipper I will finish the infant hat that I started over 2 1/2 years ago when my daughter told me she was pregnant. I was certain she was going to have a girl!  As you see the hat is done but needs the finishing touches, a spray of rosebuds to be sewn on. Today the rosebuds. (If  I can find the rest of them) then I will send it to my nephew and  his wife. They are expecting their first baby in October ......I have a strong hunch it will be a girl.

Thanks for listening! As you see I need accountability!   See you soon.
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