I took this picture this morning of my favorite old white leather chair in my room(that my husband hates..lol). I try to cover it with blankets and quilts to hide it's supposed ugliness from him. I love this square afghan. I got it from a dear woman who sells vintage linens and such on ebay. Anyhoo, I though it was neat how the sun was streaking in through the blinds. My camera skills are not great, but I do like to stop and take a picture of something when it inspires me (much to my children's chagrin), but I digress.
The last few days I've been feeling kind of "eh" which a few of my blog sista's picked up on right away (thank you for your kind words, you all warm my heart!) But, anyhoo, I think it's because I feel guilty about not having all my present shopping done and the days are ticking away! I've been helping my son with his college aps and we've had a miriad of other life things going on that have pulled me away from my shopping chore. I say chore, not cause I don't like shopping for people, I do, but I don't like to go "out" shopping much. I have a hard time making decisions on what to buy and I worry about them liking, etc. etc. This is not a good thing, especially since I also need a few things for the holidays myself that I've put off doing. I guess you know why I have time to craft in the day, cause I'm not out shopping! So, I had a little "pity party" this morning and invited my husband to attend. He was very understanding as always (except about the ugly white chair and anything clutterful in the house) but I must say he is a good egg. He told me he'd help on the weekend and reminded me that I turned down an offer to go with him earlier in the week. You see, I love shopping with my husband although he does not volunteer to do so often, but he is on a mission when he shops. He's in and out of a store with what he wants in before I can say, "look over here at this cute....". I, on the other hand, get mesmerized and go around in circles not only wondering what to buy but how I can alter, craft or make something else with it. Yes, the creative mind does not turn off, it's kind of a mixed blessing. So, where was I? Oh yeah, I decided after my appt. to go get a few gifts out of the way at a local outlet. I bought my yearly "christmas/holiday" top. No, not the christmas tree sweater. I usually get a nice top to go with my "staple" black slacks that I can wear to a christmas party or new years thing. It's usually something I would not "normally" buy, you know, not practical category. I'm mainly a jeans and plain top girl. So this is what I bought. I've wanted a top like this for a while, but avoided since it looks maternity like and I'm worried about it making me look like bertha butt, but I liked it's flowing soft material and the nice rich red color. So, there it is, one thing out of the way, my "holiday" top.
Now I'm off to make my list and check it twice and get organized with my gift giving. I did also buy some pretty sparkly glitter gift card holders and envelopes. So, wish me luck and I'll be back soon. I'm going to work on Maria's book again later tonight and I have a sewing project up my sleeve so check back with me. Hope you all are having a wonderful week and getting creative with what you have and what you love! xxoo Lia