Although I can't access my email from my office, I do occasionally take a look at comments on my blog, and today I saw that Beth had left me a comment suggesting I go over to Tuesday Morning. I don't know if they have these stores all over, but if you're not familiar with Tuesday Morning, it's a chain of close out stores that handle reasonably nice merchandize at reduced prices. It just so happens that there's a Tuesday Morning only a few blocks from my office, and since I had no other pressing lunch hour plans, I decided to go take a look. I had forgotten how fun it can be to go through such a mix of high end goods and downright junky stuff! Here's my buy of the day--still in the Easter frame of mind, you'll see!
I found this in a clearance section marked down to $3 because one of the welds on the bicycle had separated. I have some kind of crazy craft glue that's supposed to hold everything, so I tried it out and it seems to be doing okay. But if that doesn't hold up, I have another glue specifically for metal. Isn't it cute?! And behind the bunnies are a couple plates and a votive candle holder I found today too--I'm starting an Easter pile. I don't even know when Easter IS this year! Has anyone checked?!
Wendy commented on my blog that she was still thinking about Valentine's Day and hadn't gotten to Easter yet. Never fear--so am I! Today's mail brought a nice little package from Desperate Quilters--don't you love that name? They always send a little something extra, and this time it was a bag of tea and a little pattern leaflet. They also take the time to write a note on the invoice--I always enjoy it when an internet merchant does that because it's almost like talking to one of the ladies at the local quilt shop. And as an added bonus, they had the best prices on these charm packs that I found when I searched. Here's what came in my package:
That blue gingham fabric is by Lakehouse--I've been looking at it online and finally broke down and ordered a panel. I have no idea what I'll use it for! Then there are the charm packs--two packs of Sandy Gervais' Flirtations line and one pack of Deb Strain's All You Need is Love--I wish I had gotten two of those too! I'm not sure what I want to make, but I'm thinking about those woven hearts I used in that "transition" quilt with the hearts and pines. Either that, or I had another thought about some 9 patches. Maybe I can play with them this weekend and come up with something fun. Are you working on anything for Valentine's Day?
On the way home from work this evening, I stopped at the Dollar Tree store and found some more little goodies--odds and ends really--but I have no photos. In fact, the bags are still in the trunk of my car. I also stopped--or at least slowed down--for the Starbucks drive-thru to pick up a little liquid energy for me and my honey. It turns out our dog, Marley, likes cinnamon dolce lattes too! Whodda thunk?! My hubby left his on the workbench in the garage while he came inside to get something, and when he went back out, there was Marley, licking it up off the floor with more dribbling down his head. My husband THOUGHT it was out of reach, but apparently not--it was just close enough for a fairly large dog to get up, tip it over, and enjoy. Boy did he get in trouble! Poor old Marley was sent to the dog house for that little trick, and he's probably still unable to sleep from all that caffeine! But my latte's worn off by now, so it's time to head to bed--tomorrow's another work day. Thanks for stopping in to visit!