Thursday, August 16, 2007

Make yourself comfy, I have a lot to say

I don't think I've ever gone more than a couple of days without a blog post and I have a lot to catch up on. I tried to update yesterday, but my camera batteries were dead and do you think I could find any that were already charged???? No.

I finally had root canal part I done on Monday. The dentist's office opened at 8:15 on Monday morning after a two week office closure. I was there. Waiting. By 8:30 I was having x-rays taken and by noon I was having root canal. I had no idea that root canal took more than one appointment!! I was so happy when he was done and then he said "we'll do the next part in 10 days". What?????? It wasn't over?????? The pain I had for the past 2.5 weeks is gone. Thank goodness. It's been replace by "I've just had root canal" pain which is easy to tolerate. I go back next Tuesday for part II. Is there a part III??? I sure hope not.

I've done a teensy bit of sewing and crafting, but not nearly as much as I would like.

I made two totes.

I like the button and loop closure on the second one. I think I'll do that more often.

I also made some more fabric buttons. Such a fun little project!!!!

A fun little project until the glue container breaks that is. The glue I'm using comes in tube, kind of like a toothpaste tube. Mid-glueing the bottom of the tube split open. I threw the whole mess in a ziplock bag and drove the glue right back to Canadian Tire where I purchased it. The little girl at the customer service desk didn't really know what to do with me (or the glue). She let me exchange it. I think she was afraid of me.

I gave into peer pressure and I bought Bend the Rules Sewing. I was hesitant because I usually buy these books, flip through them and that's it. Nothing more ever comes of it. But I'm pleasantly surprised with this book. I made a couple of clutches. Quick, easy and fun.

I had some stuff to drop off at Value Village yesterday so I ran in for a quick peek. I saw a bag of fabric. All I could really see was this:

I had no idea what it was and I had no idea what else was in the bag, but for $2.99 I took a chance. I couldn't believe it when I got it home to discover there were SIX patchwork cushion covers and the cutest quilted drawstring Christmas bag!!!

And the bag...

Not sure what I'll do with them. I might chop them up and make pouches. We'll see.

Lastly, I'm freaking out!!!!! In just over a week we are headed to the cottage again and then when we get back from the cottage it's right back to school for me!! I have SO SO SO much to do between now and the cottage. Where did the summer go????????


Randi said...

SO sorry about the 2-part root canal! Take the meds, dear, and you will feel better! My hubby says that 4 Advil take care of just about anything!

Cute crafted goodies, as usual! I have been eyeing the book to, but just haven't quite given up. There are some adorable projects in it!

beki said...

On my gosh, your root canal sounds hellish! I've never had one, so I don't have a clue.

At least you still have a few week sbefore school starts, it started this past Monday here. Enjoy the rest of your summer :)

amy said...

I love the new totes you made! And I got "the book" the other day too at the bookstore. I am going to do some napkins and placemats first. :) Hope your mouth is better soon.

rohanknitter said...

Where did the summer go, indeed. I keep asking that question myself.
Glad the tooth drama is almost over!!

Felicia said...

LOL Karyn, you probably scared that poor little girl half to death! After the hideous couple of weeks you've had I can imagine the thunderstorm you must have looked like rolling in and the wild eyed look you must have had.

What an awesome treasure you've discovered at the thrift store! I love it when we make great scores like that.

What a total bummer about root canal part two! But this is the first time I've heard you say that your pain was manageable which I was very glad to hear. I went to the dentist for a cleaning and check up this week. I thought of you as I sat in the chair :) My dentist has a lovely TV right in front of the chair all for the patients viewing pleasure as a distraction.

lera said...

Are you having Summer's Remorse? That's what it sounds like to me!

Your finds at VV are great, as always. You are one lucky thrifter.

jessi said...

I love a lucky find like that at the thrift store!

Best wishes finishing up what you need to before school starts!!

Chara Michele said...

I am in love with those owl magnets! How adorable!!

I hope that part 2 of your root canal goes okay! How much pain were you in when you went to return that glue? I can just imagine you looking mad because your teeth hurt and the girl thinking oh my, I better just let her return it:)

I have not bought that book yet, although some of the projects look like fun. I just can't convince myself to buy any more crafting books until I do some of the projects out of the ones I already have! :)

Tracy said...

Karen, boy, you HAVE been busy. So glad to hear your tooth is finally feeling better. I hope the second half of your root canal goes well, and quickly!

Love those patchwork squares you found. Can't wait to see what you end up making with them. said...

I really like the aqua fabric in the first bag. Do you have any tips on making the little button closures? When I tried it once, I wasn't sure how to make the fabric for the loop, so I sewed a small tube and turned it inside out so the seam was on the inside, but I wish it had not been so baggy. How do you do it? Incase you can't tell from that question :), I'm still a beginner.

Christy said...

That was a lot to say!

Glad you're finally getting the tooth taken care of and that the pain is tolerable.

The totes are very cute. And I can't wait to see what you do with your VV finds!

Cici said...

posting late - still coming out of "movers stupor". I love your little fabric covered buttons! so cute...and I'm so glad you finally had that root canal.