Just some miscellaneous things that I have been thinking about:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: I was at the grocery store yesterday, and bought some Pop-Tarts. We usually get the 12 pack (and I don’t really know why they call it that: yes, there are 12 individual pastries, but they are packed in twos, so to me it is a 6-pack), but I was excited to see that they are know selling a new Family Pack — 16 pastries in a box. I stood for a minute trying to calculate how much of a savings it was. I was convinced it was at least a small deal — after all, isn’t the point of buying in larger quantities the notion that you can get a smaller per-item cost??? When Mark got home I told him about it. He thought for a minute and said, wait, didn’t you just spend more for the privilege of a larger quantity? I ran to the computer to use the calculator). Darn it. I fell for it!!! I paid 20 cents per individual Pop-Tart for the 16 pack. The 12 pack is only 18 cents per Pop-Tart. I know, not a huge difference, but it makes me mad that I fell for that particular marketing ploy.
Moral of the story: take a calculator and do the math. Make sure the really good deal, really is a good deal.
Quilts that talk to me: Do your quilts talk to you? Are they bossy? Mine are. My January 12x12x12 piece has decided that it wants me to add a bunch of beads to it. I’m just glad that because of the quantity of participants, the powers that be have asked us to spread our reveals out — mine is isn’t until the 16th (instead of tomorrow, like it was originally going to be!)
Collaborative Journaling: While at the bookstore yesterday, I got the book Alphabetica by Lynne Perella. I have looked at before, but finally decided to get it. She and 14 other artists worked on collaborative journals — they each started one and then basically did a round robin — each artist worked on each journal in turn. And their theme was letters and numbers (ha! right up my alley!). I have to admit that there are a lot of things in the book that don’t
appeal to me. But, on the whole, I love looking at all of the artwork. I’m really fascinated by the concept of a collaborative journal — whether it be with one person or with a whole group. I know I don’t really need another new project, but if this is something that might be interested to someone else reading my blog, will you send me an e-mail???
Selective Senses: My husband has been the main launderer around here lately. I’m trying to surprise him today by doing 2 loads of laundry. And by "doing," I mean actually doing them from start to finish, and not forgetting about the wet clothes in the washer…I’m not sure why it’s such a hard concept for me. My office is also my laundry room, so the washer and dryer are less than 4 feet away from me. I accuse my boys of having selective hearing, but apparently I have selective eyesight or something.
I’m pretty sure there were some other stray threads floating around that I wanted to blog about, but I can’t remember what they were….