AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: DATE: 1:07:00 PM ----- BODY:
Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. I had a most excellent birthday weekend. Spending your birth day at work isn't so bad when a co-worker buys you lunch (thanks Natashia), your knitting buddy gives you $20 to spend at the upcoming craft boutique, you get to take an hour and a half off to go to get your hair done, you receive flowers and candy from your husband, and your employer gives you a $60 gift certificate to the LYS! Not bad at all! Saturday the celebrating continued by taking a trip up Hwy 50 towards Lake Tahoe and spending the day in Placerville, a quaint Northern California foothills gold town. While son was dropped off at the movie theater, husband and daughter dropped me off at the not so local yarn store, Lofty Lou's. I was able to spend nearly two hours browsing, fondling and taking in all the yarney goodness. They had a lot of knit up samples and sale items that really got my wheels turning. I ended up purchasing yarn for 5 commissioned scarves (to be knit after the craft boutique on Wednesday and before Christmas Eve - of course!). I really had no stash yarn to use on these scarves as they were very specific requests - aw shucks! The rest of the afternoon was spent browsing the stores up and down Main Street and eating at a cute little cafe. We then picked up son and headed down the hill. I was able to get in a birthday nap and then get up in time to dress for "An Evening in December" musical extravaganza at the Memorial Auditorium. This show is fabulous and a great kick off to the Christmas Season. Sunday afternoon was spent finishing up some more boutique scarves, and pricing and tagging each item. I took Monday off work with the intent of getting the living room ready for tree decorating, but unfortunately I had to deal with the "M" in PMS and felt pretty puny so I spent most of the whole day curled up on the sofa with a hot water bottle watching movies and home and garden shows. Tonight we set up for the boutique, then tomorrow evening the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Where: Charr's House - 2115 26th Street, Sacramento, California (btwn U & V Streets) When: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. "Come on over and check out my first "real" craft boutique where you'll find a crafty group of Sacramento-area artisans who have created wonderful hand-made items ready to satisfy anyone on your gift list. Please stop in for a little visit, a little shopping and loads of holiday cheer in the form of warm smiles, contagious laughter and delicious refreshments. Some of the hand-crafted items include Karin's colorful quilted items, Bruce and his delightful wirework for the home or garden, Cori and her glass and crystal hand beaded jewelry, Charr's hand-painted scarves and jewelry, and of course my luscious knitted items . Hope to see you there!" Knit on my blogging buddies!