I was reading Terri's blog this morning and just had to open my stash drawer and have some chocolate for breakfast - it was decadent! I was at TJ Maxx this week and they had these pretty decorative boxes of Joseph Schmidt chocolate truffles marked down to $4 ($4!). Needless to say, I just couldn't pass them up - actually now I am wishing I had bought another box.
I also buy my shampoo and conditioner at TJ Maxx (I always say, if they would start carrying milk and eggs, it would be a one-stop shopping for me - I love TJ Maxx) and this time I picked up Sexy Hair products (hey,the name sounded appealing). My husband helped me unpack and questioned my paying $5 for a bottle of shampoo (no, he's not a tight wad, he just doesn't know how much things cost as I do most of the shopping). Anyway, I was in Walmart yesterday and they had Sexy Hair on the shelf for.... $16 a bottle. Yep, I pulled out my cell phone and called my hubby to crow at how much money I actually saved us :-)
Speaking of saving money, remember my 'girl's nite out' birthday celebration. Well, several of us chose the chef's special dessert of the nite which was, of course, chocolate - it was absolutely divine. Well, I learned (inadvertently) that the 'special' dessert was $12 - $12 for a dessert??? - I know it was chocolate and really great chocolate at that but $12??? I felt terrible as I had no idea and would never have chosen such an expensive dessert for my friends to treat me to. I think we will probably go back to our 'regular' girl's nite out restaurant for the next birthday dessert.
On Wednesday, my husband and I went to dinner at a new little Italian restaurant. We had our very first date at this restaurant 12 years ago. On our first date, the restaurant had a different name and served American cuisine. On our 9th anniversary it changed names again, and on our 10th, and now our 12th. On that first nite, as we sat outside having dinner, my husband said "one day I'd like to live on this street" and 2.5 years later we were married and purchased our first home... on that street. Every year when we go back to the restaurant, I always marvel at how God has blessed us (Jer 29:11)
Below is a picture of one of my WIP. I haven't filled in the sheep yet as I think I may do those with my punch needle.
I finished this little guy awhile ago and I am going to attempt to frame him myself - this is a first for me. Are there any good sites that give framing instructions for dummies?
Another WIP, I just received more of the NPI silk that I needed so I will be working on this project over the weekend.
Plum Street Sampler
Fruit of the Spirit
Recommended Fabric and Thread
Thank you for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with quiet moments to enjoy some stitching time.