Sunday, November 12, 2006

Bah humbug

Haven’t updated for a couple of days. Still getting over my dust up with Stephen King. :-)
Started a new pair of Socketta socks; pink purple and blue. Winter dropped by on Friday and it made me think about warm wooly socks again.! A combination thundershower/sleet/ice/snow storm dumped about 3 inches of yucky mush on us and it’s still here. Our neighbor across the street spent today putting up his Christmas lights. I am NOT ready for winter this year! Bah Humbug!

My doc gave me some medicine that is taking a little bit to get used to so I’ve spent a quiet weekend at home. Mr. Bee is studying and I am vacillating between feeling great and doing housework and then feeling crappy and napping. Wee doggy has been ecstatic since napping is most favoritest thing ever! He’s very very good at it. He’s thinking about turning pro.

I forgot to call Philosopher’s Wool on Saturday to enter their free kit contest. And I was home too! I just spaced it! Rats! Makes me want to get back to the sweater kit I bought from them a couple of years ago when I was waaaaay to green to handle it. Will have to take another stab at it and see if my Fair Isle skills have improved enough to make a go of it.

I bought my supplies for the polymer clay button class I signed up for next weekend. I was really excited when I signed up for the $25 introductory class. I wanted to try it to see if I was going to like it. I was less enthusiastic when the confirmation letter came a couple of days later with a arm long list of supplies I would need. And far less enthusiastic still when I purchased them and they cost more than the cost of the class! I can see buying my own clay but the teacher/store must have some kind of tools to share so we can see if we like it without having to buy all the stuff ourselves! Especially for a class fee of $25! If I had known I would have to buy everything you would ever need to make the stupid buttons anyway, I would have just done it, read the book and taught myself. Lesson learned. I will be more choosy about where I take classes from now on.

Well, now. I have really got my grump on- rehashing all of that so I’m off to bed before I really hand you all the business end of a hissy fit. Hopefully tomorrow will be a much better day!


Elizabeth said...

I agree with you about the materials for the class. Certain non-consumables should be provided for use in the class as part of the fee. Harummph!

I hope you'll be feeling better soon. I'm not eager to go sailing on into winter yet, either.

Kristen73 said...

I am teaching a class in polymer clay at the Artsy Crafter in Green Bay, WI. I am not sure where Verona is in relationship. All of the supplies are included in my class. And we will be making 3 snowmen for $15.00 on one day, and a reindeer for $17.00 at a different class. I hate when the classes are so expensive I can't justify taking them.

peaknits said...

I have taken one of the polymer classes at S.C. and the teacher did let me use her pasta machine - cause darned if I was going to invest in that! I learned when I was there that they don't recommend you cooking these things in your oven - so add "a polymer only" toaster oven to the list. I'm not helping you get the grump off am i?? :) fyi, I have not purchased a pasta machine yet...SO I hear you sister!

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