Monday, October 24, 2011
Fun Shopping Treasures!
I'd rather think of it as my inventory that I go through when in my creative mode. The Stonehenge collection is the center is a line of fabric that somehow I have missed in the past. I started in my fabric collection with those pretty fat quarter stacks that retailers would place around the store. Now it is strips like these or jelly roll packs....marketing!
After the retreat I attended down south a few weeks ago, I got bitten by the Superior Thread bug! Cruised their website and put in an order. Very excited to use the fusible thread this weekend at another retreat, with a friend Judy, who is the queen of quilt bling! So I'll be embellishing and doing some applique while there
The packets are for silk embroidery.
I bought myself a new present a few weeks ago. A floor model Ott light with an attached magnifying glass and clip to hold a pattern. Figured it would really help, especially in the evenings of the fall and winter, to work on those handwork projects.
It was on sale, but still pretty spendy. I brought it home, put it together. Turned it on, and everything worked just great. Then I went off on a couple of retreats, and get a ways. A few nights ago, I gathered my current embroidery project and a cuppa tea and sat to stitch. Reached up to turn on the lamp and nothing.....checked the bulb, tried another outlet.....still nothing. Ugh....No, I don't have the receipt or the box, because when I put it together, it worked.
So I called Ottlite and a nice woman asked me a series of questions, and determined that it is indeed under warranty and they would be sending me a new lamp. However, I had to perform a bit of surgery.
I'm thrilled to not have to return the lamp to the store, and excited they are sending me a new lamp, though I have to pay $9.75 for the warranty....worth it, don't you think?