At our weekly picnic yesterday I told Jen I had sold two lanyards; she looked at me with a quizzical expression, wondering how to respond. "Is that good?" she hesitantly asked. She wasn't sure if she should commiserate or celebrate with me.
I've got to tell you that I'm pretty darn excited to have sold two lanyards, three as of a few minutes ago! That means I get to donate $3 to the non-profit program, Sister Somalia, (Suzie volunteers her time with A Thousand Sister, a non-profit that helps support Sister Somalia) plus that means that I'm a few dollars further away from having to go get a job. Wahoo!
I really like self-employment, especially self-employment subsidized by SU, not to mention naps subsidized by SU.
Today I bought an industrial fabric cutter at Daines sewing center down in Murray so that I can cut multiple layers of of ironing board pad fabric at once. Right now I have to cut each one separately with my scissors and it takes a LOT of time! I'm super excited to try out the new cutter tomorrow and then to serge them on my new serger that arrived last week! I'll be sewing so fast you probably won't even be able to see me. :)
So while I was in Daines I saw two machines that I really REALLY wanted: one was a used Juki straight stitch industrial machine that is also as fast as lightning for a mere $375 which I promptly bought; the other was a ginormous Singer bookbinding sewing machine that just made me drool with it's beauty and size and cost close to $2,000 and would pretty much fill up any room it was in which I refrained from buying although it was really tough! I'll probably dream of large sewing machines all night!
3-23-08 just finished Jennifer Estep: Karma Girl. Comic-bookish, superhero novel, romance (I didn't realize it was a romance when I checked it out--I definitely prefer mysteries), easy brain-candy read
3-14-08 just finished Laura Lippman: What the Dead Know. Pretty good mystery, nice twist; great brain candy
3-8-08 Ed McBain: The Gutter and the Grave (classic noir mystery from 50s)