Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu
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Laurel wins at drinking and future stitching musing (mostly budgeting)

After she finished drinking a cup of juice, Laurel proudly informed me she won. I replied that sure, she won another cup of juice and was about to ask what kind she wanted when she interrupted me with "No, I won the DRINKING CONTEST!".

After dinner tonight, we stopped by the grocery store to pick out two apples for her to take to school for the apple unit this week. She was rather disappointed there weren't any yellow apples, but was very careful to pick out "perfect" Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples.

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I've wanted the chart for Dragon Dreams' Dragon of the Winter Moon for awhile but hadn't gone through all my favorite stitching catalogs and online stores in search of it. I found it on sale today at 1-2-3 Stitch, so I plan to order it, its companion piece Dragon of the Summer Sky, Fantasy Wedding Blessing (which is one of a scant handful of wedding designs I've seen not laden with frills and flowers) and the Dragonlets Birth Sampler.

I'd like to buy everything to stitch them at once, but the cost is prohibitive. The charts are currently on sale for $5.40 apiece, so I can acquire them and the less-expensive specialty items (two skeins of DMC rayon floss, four packages of Mill Hill beads, and a Mill Hill treasure [charm]) for $33 plus $5 shipping. Unfortunately, that doesn't factor in the cost of fabric, which isn't terribly much, or the more expensive specialty fibers...

The supply lists for the four charts also call for six skeins of Caron Waterlilies, a 12-ply hand-dyed silk, and nine spools of #4 Kreinik braid, a metallic polyester thread, which would cost around $55 total from most stitching catalogs. The silk is around $5.50 per skein (I'm currently eying Roz's Cross Stitch Haven, which offers various colors for $4.80 per skein) and #4 Kreinik braid is around $2.50 per spool.
Tags: 640.73_shopping, 746.4_needlework, laurel
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