A little shopping..

I decided to go do a little shopping after all.  I was on the hunt for more bed risers which I bought on the clearance aisle at one of the local Walgreens.  I couldn’t remember if I bought the last set so thought I’d check – none left – but I’ll be able to find them at other stores so not worried about that.

In the mean time, since I had a while before the next bus would arrive, I hopped across the street to TJ Maxx.  The only area I ever shop in at their store is the housewares section where I have found some really great buys in the past or some cute decorative things that I like.  Today was a good day.  I wanted more storage basket type  things to use on the book case when I move it into the bedroom and found a great one on sale.

20140323_7 Very sturdy and very inexpensive.  Also some little plastic storage containers since mine always seem to disappear and those are some pillowshams that go with a new bedspread I bought. Also got a set of pillowcases for $2.00 so they were a bargain.  I need to go back tho when I’m out shopping with a friend and not riding the bus – they have the most perfect lamps for my bedroom – a great color match for my bedroom furniture and also inexpensive – just not able to drag them home on the bus 🙂

But my favorite find was this huge, and I mean huge, bag.  It’s got to be about 3 feet tall and where the sides are sort  of folded (from hanging on a rack by the handles) it’s about 3 feet across.  It stands up by itself due to something with a bit of heft between the outer layer and lining.   Now I could just fill it up with yarn 😉  but I got it because I think it will be a great clothes hamper in the bedroom closet tho almost too pretty to hide away in the closet.


So I didn’t get much more cleaning done this afternoon except a load of laundry but I’m off to deal with that bookshelf and get it emptied while the onions are carmelizing for my French onion soup.  The soup will be great for dinner since it’s in the mid 20s outside but I didn’t realize how windy it was – chilled to the bone while waiting for the bus so have to get moving and cleaning so I warm up again.


Knitting and Stitching Progress

Last night I finished the back on my sweater.


That tiny little ball of yarn by the right armhole is all that was left of the first hank of yarn.  No ends to weave in mid sweater which is also one of the reasons I like Wollmeise yarn – lots more yardage on a hank of it so fewer ends to bury at the end.  I was too lazy to go get the next hank and wind it at nearly midnight so switched gears.

20140323_4I pulled the second stocking hat block for A Knitter’s Gifts that  I needed to applique one hat on – the dark blue one – and that is now done and I just need to square the block up to size.  That BOM I’m caught up on now but I need to get some dog blocks made since I haven’t started the March blocks yet.  The blocks being uploaded to the Flickr group are just wonderful and there’s lots of Knitter’s Gifts and DPPAS blocks loaded — so much creativity in fabrics and embellishments.

And early this morning, while I was waiting snug and warm in bed, watching a movie and waiting for the coffee maker to finish – I picked up my sister’s top and knit a few more rows on that so I’ve done the initial armhole bind off stitches on the front now.


I decided this morning to put the bed back on the frame for the time being.  I have no plans to venture out today in search of more bed risers so put it all back together until after the new bed arrives so I can continue with my furniture moving.

The next task is to clear off this bookshelf – tho I haven’t quite decided where some of that stuff that’s on it will end up.  The quilts will stay stored on it and there’s some others to join  them but the rest is either knitting related stuff or giveaway stuff for the BOMS so you know it’s all going to end up on the table in the sewing room and be more stuff I’ll have to deal with when I clean that room – which is definitely going to be a shore since I’ve been moving extra stuff into that room to deal with later.

Fortification is needed – first some brunch/lunch, and I want to start a pot of French onion soup since I finally remembered to pick up some wine so I could make it, and then back to the taming of the dust bunnies.