How does that happen?

12 Aug

Thank you all for your happy weekend wishes. It went very well.

Sabu and I arrived at the dog park in Newport about 3:00 PM. The skies were overcast and the mist was rolling in off the Pacific –


That ain’t fog, that’s salty mist blowing across the trees.

Quite refreshing after the heat of the Valley. For about ten minutes. Then it’s just fucking cold.


August in Newport, Oregon. Nary a tomato in sight!

No dogs were out and about so Sabu had to fetch the squeaky ball all by herself.

Friday night was spent at Roxy’s cottage where we had almond chocolate torte and vanilla ice cream for breakfast on Saturday. I know! Oh, woe is me 🙂

Saturday we met up with Awana and Rebecca. The car was stuffed full and it was with immense relief that I handed off the old spinning wheel and accessories to Rebecca; she’ll be using the wheel to learn on. As an added bonus, it won’t have to be stored in Towanda’s limited space. Win-win!

We couldn’t replace Awana’s sink because the RV shop is closed until later this week, but that was fine because we had fleece to sort. That’s right, once again word got out that I was making a visit and people came out of the woodwork to give me stuff! When I drove away on Sunday the car was packed to the gunnels. How does that happen? And why do I stop at other stores on the way to get even more stuff?

I have lost my mind, obviously. Granted, the fleece and fabric is already earmarked for projects that will later be sold, but still. Sigh.

In order to get The Curtain Project underway, I needed to purchase some velcro and fusible fleece. Simple, right? I stopped at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics with those two items in mind and came out again with fantastic, pretty storage boxes and two yards of muslin. I did get the fleece and velcro, and the boxes were 70% off, so it wasn’t a totally insane stop. Sabu was not happy about being so crowded, but it wasn’t for long and we made it home safe and sane. Debatable, obviously.

Anyway. We’re back, supplies have been laid in and the Sewing Marathon will commence this afternoon.


Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Friends, Happy, You're kidding


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9 responses to “How does that happen?

  1. Twindaddy

    August 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Glad you had a good time!

  2. Awana

    August 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Debatable; however, totally relatable.

  3. behindthemaskofabuse

    August 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Sounds like you’re just having a blast!

  4. Fat Bottom Girl

    August 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    I have some sewing projects I need to tackle. I managed to make it out of Jo-Ann’s the other day with only what I went in for. Amazing, huh?? lol

    • Sofia Leo

      August 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

      LOL! That rarely happens for me which is why I don’t go in there very often. At the Coast the nearest Jo-Ann’s was a 45 minute drive, but now it’s only 15 minute away – a huge problem!

      • Fat Bottom Girl

        August 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

        I have managed to stay away from the fabric section for awhile, but used to hoard it! lol Now I feed my “crafting” addiction through refurbishing furniture and such I find at thrift stores.

      • Sofia Leo

        August 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        Oh, yes! Fixing up the ugly and old – I know that addiction well 🙂 At the moment I’m sitting in a chair that seriously needs to be redone. I even have the fabric, just not the time. Yet. It all gets done eventually.

  5. Jenny

    August 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

    You are having way to much fun…….about time!!

    • Sofia Leo

      August 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      There’s no such thing as too much fun 🙂


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