I've started on another scissor holder/pouch - #2 of what will be 3 I think....
It's been awhile since you've been subjected to a rant here at Chez Magpie but sometimes a gal has just gotta vent. Scroll down if you're bored already!
Back story - You've watched the projects unfolding that were/are destined to be gifts for the newest addition to our family. You've seen the Baby Yoda - and you've seen the extra things that were for his big brother. Well, the author of this rant hauled the rather large parcel to our local post office two weeks ago and paid an exorbitant amount to have it sent to their doorstep. Delivery, they said, would take 6 business days. Key word here - they 'said'. The doorstep in this case is over 4000 km away from here. According to the tracking information the parcel has been on a rather interesting journey. It went from here to Toronto where it is sorted and put on a plane bound for British Columbia where it next surfaced in Richmond. So far, so good. The next appearance put it in Regina. Regina??? That's half way BACK in this direction. Hmmm. Oh, and isn't it good to know that the parcel thought it wanted to also see Calgary? Which is STILL in the middle of country and nowhere near where it needed to be. Oh look - it's BACK in Richmond - that's at least in British Columbia. Oh oh - just look - it's back in Calgary. Fast forward two days (spent compulsively checking the tracking web site) and it's BACK in Richmond, where it's spent the last four days 'in transit'. In transit, to where I wonder? Oh the mysteries that make up our illustrious Canada Post!!! (Oh, and the web site still says it will be delivered last Thursday!!).
- THIS site leads to lots (!) of free knitting patterns and their sister site HERE gives you crochet.
- I know that tutorials/patterns for tote bags abound, but THIS one caught my eye. You can either purchase the pattern or follow the directions on the blog post to make your own.
- Tutorial HERE for making a nice wallet. And if you have to carry a bunch of cards, perhaps THIS wallet might be just what you need to organize them.
- There are some fun ideas HERE for recycling denim.
Instead of a quote, how about a housekeeping tip instead? "Always keep several get well cards on the mantel. That way, if unexpected guests arrive, they'll think you've been sick and unable to clean"