Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bargains

I thought I'd share this cute poem.. I'm sure that's why Santa only gave me the flu.. I do have enough STUFF!

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, I’m glued to the tree
I’m wondering what Santa has brought just for me
Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace?
Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face
And that’s when I heard him, “Hi Santa”, I said
“You know, good little girls should be in their beds”
“I know I should Santa, but now I’ve been caught
But I was just so excited to see what you brought”
“Well, let’s take a look in this room where you work”
He shook his head quickly and left with a jerk
I heard him exclaim as he put in the gear
“You’ve got enough stuff, I’ll see you next year”!

Yesterday I went out for some fresh air and went to the Sally Shop (Salvation Army op shop).  I'm reluctant to pay for new curtains for rented place so have been checking out the op shops from time to time.  Well, lucky day.. I found one huge net curtain, the perfect length for my lounge window (and width to spare) in ex condition for $8.00

So I went to the fabric shop and found the exact same curtaining still on sale... mind you $8.00 a metre!  But in their bargain bin I found a piece big enough for my front sewing room window for $4.00.  It was longer but I undid the tape, cut it and sewed it back on. Perfect.  So now I just need to buy about 2 metres for the side windows and jobs done for about under $30.00.  Still to find nice drapes but no hurry.  (The existing ones were torn and too short for the windows and the Landlord is not inclined to spend any money on the place.  I've saved the torn ones and will hange them back up if I leave).  THEY LOOKED LIKE THIS AND TORN......


I'll buy more for this window.  My house is quite close to the street so I wanted a bit more 'privacy especially while I'm away.  I can pull them back for the sun when I'm home.  However the sewing room needs protection from the sun!

It's New Years Eve here in NZ.  I will update later with my plans for 2010.  Not resolutions.. they're easy to break.

4 comments:

kiwicarole said...

Hope 2010 is an absolutely fabulously creative one for you Karen!! :))

Margaret said...

Happy New Year, you gals get in early, we're still on our way to midnight! Fab purchases, nice to get a bit of privacy! Have a good one! Mx

luludoll said...

what are the masurements as may have something here that may fit for you to have. lisa

luludoll said...

may have some here that might fit - let me know the measurements.