Long Weekend Fun
I had a great long weekend - just what i needed. I did some crafts and overdue projects, went on 'dates' with J, saw friends, and ate too much.
One thing that really was fun was a trip to Value Village. And, what's even better is that i got it all for less than $30!! The linens alone could be that much at an 'antique store.' I have been wanting a vintage musical jewellry box for ages now. I found one there for $3! Mind you, the musical component is a little broken and the dancer has since fallen off, but i think it will make a great project (for J!). Here's also a run-down of my goodies:
yellow pillowcase (for April Tie One On apron)
lace - for upcoming clothes restructuring projects
yellow eyelet fabric
green dining room tablecloth
green kitchen tablecloth
cute girl picture in frame
2 aprons ($1 each!!)
yards and yards of curly blue lace
cute toy bag (for a friend)
8 plates - for my big day
Mexican terracotta vase - for my big day
I also was busy making a summer skirt from some lovely fabric my mom had for years - i think it's from the Philippines. I also wanted to make my latest Tie One On entry - this month we were to make yellow and white aprons. I'm happy with this one especially because it's my own design. I also finally got some more alterations and 'work sewing' done, and i'm almost done my first restructured top - how exciting!
Another great thing is that J and i want on dates. We usually do, but always the same thing - dinner and/or a movie. We did see a movie, but it was a matinee, Spike Lee'sInside Man (i Highly Recommend it), and a road trip to the lovely (but touristy) town of Port Hope. We found a side road that went along Lake Ontario and it was heavenly. We walked around and went to some over-priced antique stores, but i found a great knitting and spinning store, the Black Lamb, the owner even chatted with me about how to make socks (i just don't get all the instructions) and about a great Toronto Knitter's Frolic next weekend. I also found 1 hankie for my collection and we ate a great mid-day meal.
Of course, long weekends can't be finished without family. We babysat our cat's brother all weekend, and they had fun as always. Unfortunately, i had a cold most of the weekend, so two cats running around an apartment means fur flying everywhere, which doesn't help me much. I woke up yesterday morning to them sitting under the bed but ON TOP of the lining that protects the boxspread. They completely tore it off, as if it was a game and i was going to reward them. Gees!
Last night we went to a fun easter dinner at a friend's house. None of us being religious, this was just a good excuse to get together on a Sunday night, and have a potluck. And, i have such wonderful friends, because they all known i'm a vegan and made sure i could have my pickin's of dishes. Someone even made vegan brownies - being the only vegan there, i felt very loved and included. J made scrumptious vegan hot cross buns with green icing (green = spring in our house!). Good times, good times. I'm just glad i had today off so that i can recuperate....