...I am totally and utterly addicted to craft stuff. Yes, I know that's not exactly a "secret." It's *MY* blog! Get off my case! JF gets so mad with me because I have project stuff spread out all over the house. I quilt, I cross-stitch, I do various other kinds of needlework, I make paper crafts, I scrapbook. The list is pretty much endless.
So, our big MegaCraftsStore just recently had me undergoing heart palpitations. First, I, junkie that I am, have been bemoaning that there has been no recent 40-50% off coupon in the Sunday Edition of the newspaper. This really chaps me, as I usually depend on that coupon to help ease the financial crush of my many craft habits. Then, I see that my store is *closing* (as many places in HLaBW seem to be doing lately....) which makes my heart race even faster. Luckily, the store planned on moving into a bigger space only about 200 yards from the old space. So, I wasn't all that distressed, but the last blow fell this weekend at my Leader's Retreat -- I found out that they had had a minor fire a few nights before the move, and had a GREAT fire damage sale, and I freakin' *missed* it!!!
This may not seem like such a big deal for some of you, and yes, my principles are very screwy, thank you for your unsolicited worry about my mental state. I am a very sad individual.
Well, the long and short of it is that the SuperMegaGinormoCraftEmporium opened this weekend, *and* they had a 50% off coupon in Sunday morning's paper. I walked in there Sunday afternoon (sucking my gut in, though, 'cause it was packed tighter than the proverbial sardine tin) and bought a new scrapbook kit (Disney, of course) and some paper, and all kinds of good stuff. I walked out of there significantly lighter of pocket.
All is right with my world. (Except for the fact that I was tired today because I stayed up way too late last night making scrapbook pages, but that's a whole 'nother issue....)