Yesterday was errand and shopping day. After I did the "necessary" errands I got to go to Ikea. DH took the train back from NYC and there is a train stop 15 minutes from Ikea! Hooray! Ikea is a 1.5 hour drive on a good day so I don't get there often.
I am desk shopping and was hoping to find one at Ikea. I found this one. When the page comes up click on the Table top menu and choose the glass/floral patterned black. Isn't it coolest looking desk top? I'm trying hard to convince DH I need it, not that I just want it.
I did find a few goodies at Ikea. For the kitchen I found oven mitts for 99 cents, salad tongs for $2 and a hand grater for $1. I came across a wood frame that was being displayed with a piece of fabric stapled to it. I'm going to design a small quilt to put on it. These polka dot cans were only $2. I have no clue what I'll store in them. I just know they are going into my studio.
I found these nylon hanging closet shelves for $7. I put my meager stash of large fabric pieces and backings in it. Much better than all the pant hangers I had the fabric on before.
Before I left for Ikea yesterday my Australian Country Threads magazine arrived. I love this issue of Country Threads. The only downfall is I have to wait for Stonehouse Publications in Canada to get it before I can order it. That means I usually wait until the magazine has been out for a month before I can get it. This issue has so many projects I love I can't decide where to start. I need to browse through it again so I can decide which one I start first.
Today all of my books from Amazon arrived. I ordered five items and they were shipped in three shipments. Two boxes came via UPS and one box came via the US Postal Service. Here are four of the books I bought (the other book is a gift and I can't show it). The Red Sox book is for DH. He is having a Guys Weekend at his friend's house this weekend and I thought they would have fun with the questions in the book while playing poker and watching baseball and basketball. The Bach and Hanon books are piano books. I took piano lessons for about 12 years when I was growing up. I want to get back to playing again. I do have a keyboard and I'll use that for now to practice. Another item on the wish list is a piano. Not sure where we would put it still trying to figure that out. The last book is Beading on Fabric. I haven't even opened this one yet so you'll have to wait for a review.
I'm waiting for DH to get home from work so I can make dinner and relax with my new books, watch the Red Sox beat up on Tampa and then watch the Celtics beat LA. Should be a good evening since I spent today working on a project for my job. I was nice and said I would help out. Tomorrow I can get back into my studio. Hooray!