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Incredible Find At Craft Sale!! Photos!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I never imagined I would find something like this at our building's little craft sale:

A shawl and touque, for the incredibly low price of $27. In fact, the dear sweet little old lady wanted me to have it for free in exchange for advertising it for her. This product will advertise itself and there was no way I would take it for nothing because I respect people who can create beautiful things with their hands. Something unique and not mass manufactured in a store is something to be treasured and not given away cheaply.
I love my fleece, but have always hated the sleeves getting into things. Now I can keep warm and have my hands free. This is absolutely perfect for the bridge club where certain areas of the room tend to be cold. No more brushing the cards out of my holder with my cuffs. This is great!! Looks wonderful on me too. I am just betting it will cause a stir among the ladies at the club and sweet Helen will get some orders :)
I don't know if you can see it in the photo clearly, but there are two fairly deep pockets, perfect for carrying bridge essentials :)

Well, I woke up this morning (on Saturday) in a very bad way, no sleep, lots of pain and stomach pain too. I wasted my morning laying around, and as a result did not get to my exercise until 11 am. I could only manage 60 min on the elliptical and for the first time ever, it did not loosen me up and make me feel better. I had my breakfast I did not feel like eating. The stomach pain disappeared and nothing came of it, had normal bathroom visits. Weird. I finished up some last minute club stuff. Sparked off and on through the day. Saw the laundry room was finally free and rushed three loads in. Had a late lunch and an even later dinner. So another late night. Tomorrow is the Annual General Meeting at the bridge club where I must speak in front of a crowd and take questions and be able to give answers. After five years of being the manager, I have gotten used to public speaking. It used to be my number one fear. Its still one of the most unpleasant facets of my job that I never look forward to. Only one thing is worse and that is a pap smear. Just barely :P
I sent a couple of my good pants to the seamstress to hem up and of course forgot to pick them up Saturday, not sure if they are open on Sunday, but it might not be in time for my meeting :(
Hopefully tomorrow I can give my exercise the attention it deserves. I need to stay on the strength training and two of my favorite kickboxing videos use weights :)
I hope you all have a Super Sunday!
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  • PCOH051610
    What a great find! You look all cozy and I just know you will be a real hit at bridge club!

    Sorry to hear you are in pain!

    xo Susan
    1900 days ago
    emoticon The Shawl and Toque do look Wonderful on you!! Congratulations!!

    Praying that your Body will get "In Line" and that you will be able to get in a Great Workout
    1903 days ago
    Pretty, too!
    1903 days ago
    Beautiful!! I love the tiger print! You look great in it!! You look like a model! Sounds like it will work out for you great!! emoticon

    By the way, thanks for the nice comments on my sunset photos! emoticon
    1903 days ago
    What a great find and it does look good on you. I hope you get some rest tonight and feel better in the morning. Hugs and sweet dreams.
    1903 days ago
    So chic! It looks great on you, Linda! emoticon
    1903 days ago
    Love it! Tyger, tyger, burning bright!!
    1903 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope you feel better! You will certainly look fantastic at the club! What a find!
    1903 days ago
    Sleep well this eve. I know you'll feel so much better. Hope that stomach settles down. Great find at the craft fair! So glad you found just the right thing for the bridge club, and it looks super-super-super on you!! Take care, Marsha
    1903 days ago
    What a find! It looks terrific on you: great colour and sophisticated pattern!! I'm betting the craftsperson will get all kinds of orders . . . such a very very reasonable price too!!

    When you have to speak, just imagine it's a whole group of your Spark friends out there in the audicence rooting you on . . . you do a wonderful job for your club and can bask in the confidence of all your hard work!
    1903 days ago
    That looks so warm and comfy and that is certainly a reasonable price for a hand-crafted item! I bet she will get more orders. Sorry you were feeling so poorly. I have gotten used to public speaking over the years but still not wild about it. I think I would compare it more to a mammogram than a pap smear LOL! I'd take a pap smear over a mammogram any day. Anyway, hope you feel better soon. And you do look very good in the shawl!
    1904 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 3:42:47 PM
    cute shawl hope you are feeling better soon
    1904 days ago
  • SAMI199
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    1904 days ago
  • C8TSON
    I LOVE that shawl! It is beautiful on you! I hate having floppy sleeves too...so annoying! Sorry to hear that you have still been feeling so bad. Last week, I was so sick, I could barely hold my head up, but was so ready to get back to working out as soon as I felt like I could! As for sleep, I'm still right there with you. Last night, took FOUR sleep aids and was still up half the night and waking at every hour. It's so frustrating. I guess one of these days, we will sleep, right?! Hope you have a fantastic Sunday! emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Gorgeous and you are right they look stunning on you.

    Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well tho. Glad the tummy trouble didn't last. Have a great Sunday.
    1904 days ago
    LOVE it! That's the kind of thing I like to wear!! Hope you enjoy it!

    1904 days ago
  • LINDA!
    The shawl is awesome.What a great price too!
    1904 days ago
    emoticon What a find!... that is so beautiful!

    Sorry you didn't feel so well yesterday, I hope that you are feeling much better today and able to get in the quality workout that you want.

    I just got over a cold and although I was able to walk to and from work, I have not done any dvd workouts like kickboxing, dancing, etc. and I miss it. When I finish typing this I am going to try to do a short Hip Hop Ab workout and later some light strength training, like you I really need to do more of this.

    Good luck and emoticon emoticon ... emoticon

    ~ Dee emoticon

    1904 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 1:05:33 PM
    Ooh, it's beautiful. Perfect for this time of year!
    1904 days ago
    Great shawl! I've never seen fleecy things in a pattern like that.

    So sorry about the pain and no sleep. Hope you feel better tomorrow!
    1904 days ago
    Great shawl, Linda! But, sorry to hear you're not feeling well. emoticon about your pap smear statement. Just wait until you have a mammogram! Now, that is definitely not fun.

    Take care. I hope you feel better soon.
    1904 days ago
    I do hope you will feel better soon. I sure appreciate good health!
    take care,
    oh and beautiful wrap!
    1904 days ago
    Lovely shawl. And, wow, your lack of sleep is just a terrible situation for you. I know that when I am off kilter even one night, I feel
    absolutely insane from lack of sleep. Hope
    there's a solution for you soon.
    1904 days ago
    Ot is lovely!--I enjoy yer blogs-Lynda emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Love it. I went to a small craft fair yesterday and walked away with some new crocheted hats. Not sure if I'll wrap a couple and give them away or keep them all... nothing over the top, just feminine enough to show I'm not a guy out there under all the bundles of outwear in the cold.

    Have a great Spark Sunday. I know you'll endure that public speaking... know just what you mean about being used to it but still not caring for it. It happens. emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Glad it makes you happy; wear it well!! Pat
    1904 days ago
    Love the shawl Linda, very exotic and just the job for this cold weather.
    Hope you sleep better tonight emoticon
    1904 days ago
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