Sunday, October 22, 2006

Weekend Roundup

It’s turned wet and misty, intensifying the red, orange and yellow of the leaves and leaving no doubt at all that it is autumn. What I really want is to curl up in front of the fire, cup of hot chocolate in hand, and think comforting thoughts. But I have no fireplace, and I’m out of hot chocolate. So a candle and a cup of coffee will have to do.

Yesterday, I went back to the Creative Show to finish up my rounds. I went with supply list in hand because having everyone under one roof would save me time and money. I found everything I was looking for, plus a bonus. A Canadian online store called Stamping Zoo, happy not far from Toronto, had a basket full of….wait for it….the Japanese Signo white pen. I squealed! The owner told me she always had a full stock. I had already gotten two from California, but I bought one more because the price made my eyes pop! Can.$4.75 at the show, a dollar more in the store. That’s around US$4.25 each. Since it had cost me Can.$22 for two pens and shipping, you can imagine how thrilled I was to come across this find.

So, I brought my supplies home and played.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats to Sammy. He has a wonderful Aunt!

    Colette, these quilties are so wonderful. You are killing me! If I were rich, I'd buy everything you make before it ever made it to Ebay. LOL

    Congrats on the pens. I've heard they're hard to come by.

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  2. Beautiful, Colette. The two lovebirds also. Wish I had a fireplace and some hot chocolate and the season to go with it. I have 85 degree weather! Well, at least I have Gulf breezes and palm trees. You do beautiful work.

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  3. always a sweet surprise waiting for us, your blog is full of charm!!

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  4. I love the creations you come up with when you're just playing around - beautiful! And hooray for finding the white pen you prefer!

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  5. Sounds like a successful day sweetie! And great find with those pens. They are fabulous aren't they?? Love the new quiltie with the coffee cup. The blues, pinks and creams work beautifully together.

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  6. I'll have to try to find this mysterious white pen I have heard so much about...isn't it a trip to find things like that? Good for you Colette! ;) Love your dragonfly and coffee cup!

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  7. isn't this lovely.. why do teacups..coffeecups give us a warm sensation.. emotion..
    it is beautiful.. enjoy..

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