Someone came by the other day trying to sell me knives--someone I know from church. I'm usually not too keen on in-home sales/parties, etc. because I don't like the pressure to buy. She assured me that I was under no obligation to buy from her and that she was getting paid for each presentation regardless of whether I bought anything or not, so I did it as a favor to her. Anyway, she DID put on the pressure. I thought maybe I'd purchase one bread knife, just to make her happy. Well, guess what? They don't sell these particular knives like that. You have to buy the whole set, and the cheapest set costs $1,800. Ha ha ha!!!! If I had that kind of money laying around, I'd buy myself a new couch or a new sewing machine or all the fabric I wanted. Anyway, why I am telling you this? Not sure. Not much going on in my life these days, so I guess I have to write about solicitors.
A big thank you to Carrie at SommerDesigns. She has a beautiful website, which I visit often. Last week she was doing a scrap give-away, and look what I was fortunate enough to get. Thanks Carrie! :)I already know what I'm going to make with these pretties--2 tote bags for my nieces whom we will be visiting next month when we take a big trip to Pennsylvania. I think they need handmade goodies from Aunt Joanna. (Oh yeah, that's why we can't buy kitchen knives--we spent our money on plane tickets for 5!!!)
I'll leave you with a picture from our little jaunt to the beautiful Kirkland, WA waterfront last weekend. This photo was taken moments before Keith fell on the steps and scraped his leg. Then, of course the fun was over and we had to go home. Sigh. Dave and I have decided when we retire, we'll sell our house and buy a condo there. Ah. It is the most beautiful community where everything is in walking distance...Lake Washington, the library, art galleries, consignment stores, Noah's bagels and Sur La Table. What more could you need? It's a nice dream, anyway. :)