Sunday, April 27, 2008

I Will Survive

I was going to call this post I'm Too Old For This, but I obviously changed my mind. Overall, this weekend ended up very good (well?). I spent most of the day on Saturday cutting and packing up ribbon, and heaven knows I have a lot of that! I made up 60 bags of ribbon from my Ribbon Outlet extravaganza...three different types of ribbons all nicely grouped: Twill/Grosgrain, Satin, and Craft Satin. And the really sad part is I have so ... much ... left... un-cut. I thought if I sold all the little bags of ribbon, I'd pay for the gas to today's Yard Sale that was about 60 miles away. Far.

The Yard Sale was good. People lined up outside an hour before opening, and they flowed in and bought, bought, bought! I sold almost all my miscellaneous inks, lots of punches, 16 old catalogs, 22 bags of ribbon, and 17 of my SU stamp sets. Yay!

And every bone in my body hurts. I was on my feet from about 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. Oh, my goodness. I have aches in places I did not know I had places. But was it better than sitting at home? Probably.

So my weekly Farmers Markets start up next weekend, and I am really looking forward to it! If only I had inventory ... guess what I'll be doing this week? Interestingly, some of the stuff I have that did not sell at the Yard Sale (and based on its age may never sell), I thought I just might have to break down and use. USE ... imagine that. Hopefully I'll actually get to that one evening this week, and I'll be sure to show y'all what comes out of that effort. ;-)

Just to show you I have done something this weekend other than cut ribbon:

This is a gift card, totally inspired by the patterned black & red ribbon. I wound up all of my $1 Mike's ribbon I picked up last week, and this one just cried to be used as a cumberbund. For this version, I folded the bottom flap up first, then folded in the sides, and I am faced with a seam. Hmmm ... maybe I'll make some with the flap folded up on the outside to hide the seam. The cumberbund will cover the edge, and all will be well with the world. This would also make a cool card.

Ah, well, I think I'll go fix me some vittles and go to bed early. Vittles? Can you tell I watched many hours of The Beverly Hillbillies yesterday? ;-)


  1. Sounds like you've been a busy gal! Glad you were able to unload ..errr, I mean sell some of your lovely supplies at the yard sale!

    It's been crazy busy here lately and I've got to catch up to see what you've been up to! This week is going to be insane here!

    I love this card.. it is striking... lovely!

  2. Sounds like you did well at the yard sale. I can never figure out - people will buy junk and leave the nice stuff.

    BTW- the rolls of twill are now $1. I stopped by because I have to drive by there to pick up kiddo from school. I spent $1 ;) But didn't buy twill.


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