It's Mom's fault. She gave me a $25 gift card for my birthday present. I sent her the following picture as an idea for my birthday gift. It was only $6.99, and would fit in with my office projects.
Tempo tape. I use it to mark my spot on patterns. It just helps me keep my spot. And since it's removable it doesn't damage the paper. I had used up what I had and needed more.
Unfortunately, the day I ordered the above, I'd forgotten to use my gift card, so I paid for it.
A short 24 hours later, I got a catalog with the pattern for this listed:
Oh my gosh! I was in love. This was the perfect project to use my gift card on! I showed it to a friend and we then ventured to the Heaven and Earth Designs website to look at other designs. Once there, I found that their patterns were on sale. More than half off the price listed in the catalog. So, I bought the above pattern. I was able to download it, so I printed it out. I think it's going to be my next project (well, after Mr. Jefferson, but he's a quick-y project.)
And, in my excitement, I forgot to use my gift card.
The pattern is called "Mini Eldars Secret." The pattern is 12 pages. Every single square of those twelve pages is one stitch. Stitched over 25 count fabric. The finished design will be 9 x 13 inches. It also uses 89 colors of floss. It's a big commitment. But, before I can start on it, I need fabric.
I ran to Hobby Lobby and bought the linen I need...and some new needles.
Once again, I forgot the gift card.
Then I went back to the catalog I originally saw "Eldar" in, and ordered the following:
This box holds 100 floss baggies, which is what I store my floss in. I decided this would be perfect for my project. I could pull my 90 colors and keep them organized in a box nice and neat.
This time, this final time, I used my gift card. For an $11 item.
But because of the stinking gift card, I spent way more than $25.
If only Mom had just bought the Jefferson sampler instead of giving me a gift card...