Today was one of those rare days at home. Taking advantage of this “free” time, I started two new counted cross-stitch projects. The first is a Little House Needleworks sampler with Fabric, Needle and Thread in the design. It is just right for this quilter! The next project is a small one and hopefully pretty simple. Just one color, and I can finish it with some of my stash of Fall fabrics, making a decorative pillow.
It sure felt good to be stitching again.
Here is a way to earn extra money…………………….. Some how I got on a list of possible people for a focus group on computer games. Oops. An old retired lady like me? Computer games? After many, many questions to me about my age and my computer skills, the interviewing young man was ready to take a chance on me as a part of this focus group. It will be one hour long and I will earn $100.00. Pretty nice fee – especially when my budget is so tight. And if I bring in a collage of what computer gaming means to me, I can have a chance to earn an extra $50.00. This is a picture of my collage with puzzle pieces and Mahjongg tiles – the kind of games I usually play. Unfortunately the picture does not show some of the finer details such as the Swarovski crystals on the clock face.
Will this end up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Not likely. However, it is always fun to play with glue and scissors and paper – and have the chance to make some extra cash in the process!
It is always a pleasure to receive a package from Levenger. Your purchase quite often comes in a very nice box.When you open the box, your merchandise is carefully wrapped in a soft cloth imprinted with the Levenger name.
This is the little “Circa” leather notebook I ordered (on sale) to use as an organization tool.
Inside is my identification card and I have added tabs to section off the areas I need to get organized – project lists, web sites to visit, books to read, etc. A pen holder on the side holds a smooth-writing ballpoint pen.
Neatly written in this new little notebook are my lists.
Life will be exceptionally good from this day forward. Yes, I’m counting on one fancy little notebook to change my life. Think it will work?
After enjoying my cousin’s visit this week, I then left for a church retreat. In front of my assigned room was a gift bag containing water, a candle, some snacks, a journal with pen, a gift book, and some cozy sleeping socks. Our accomodations were very nice and comfortable. The food was excellent. The space was perfectly suited to our needs – a meeting room, a chapel, and a coffee room. I had more pictures, but I found out that the place requested “no pictures”, so I cropped this picture of my bedroom enough that no one could tell where the picture was taken.
My cousin went home, my visiting cat went home, and now I am all alone again with Mr. Bear.
The week was rich and full and wonderfully enjoyable. I’m planning on making the upcoming week rich and full and wonderfully enjoyable by fitting some sewing, stitching and knitting into my days.
My cousin, Mary Beth, is my hero this week. She is here for a visit and to help old Bonnie accomplish some things that needed accomplishing. Clothes shopping was first on the list. I hate buying clothes and hate trying on clothes and am definitely not good at picking clothes that look good on me. My cousin parks me in the dressing room and runs around the store gathering up things for me to try on, gives me honest feed-back, and I get enough clothes to last me for the next season.
My laptop problems have been ongoing since the first of the year, but with my cousin’s help and the WONDERFUL service at Circuit City (Kildeer, IL), I now have a new laptop that works perfectly.
We stopped at the new Home Pizza store on our way home from a walk and got a freshly made pizza to bake here at home.
It has been a great week. Everyone should have a cousin like mine!
(P.S. – She also took the new photo of me in my profile)