I really want to get a post in tonight--
so let's hurry--as it looks 'stormy' here again--
This week end was a "blues" week end for me!!
you know where you feel blue, grumpy, sad, and
along with that you spend some time 'feeling sorry for oneself"!!!
but I am lots better tonight!!
Course that could be because I got out of town for a couple hours!!!!
and I went shopping--
no--I mean I went to return '2' items in two different stores--
and of course, one has to look around and see what else is there!!!
we got to Ithaca 15 minutes before the first store that I needed to do a return in was open--but right next door was a---Dollar Store---I have not been in one of them in a long time--
and this is what I bought there--
the flat pumpkins are those paper doilies--how cute!!!
did not know that the 'Believe' plate even came with the holder until I got home--
so that was a good bargain for a $1!!!
Then went to Bed and Bath and beyond--
to return an item that was $80--
and came out with these things--
a couple new calendars for 2012--
I love the cat ones and have to have one every year--though this is the very earliest I have ever boughten one!!! the little 2 yr one with that cute cute piggy on it also says--
"take time every day to do something--silly!!!!
I love it!!!!!
Here I did gain about $45 in cash return--
Then at Joann's I needed to return this--
I thought this was going to be the greatest thing for me to use with my sewing and especially with my counted cross stitch--but they need to label the box--this is not for short people to use--
you can not get the arms down low enough to use--even figured out how to turn the part around that holds the clip and magnifier --but it still did not work for me--
and this cost me $135 plus tax--I decided it needed to go back!!!
the refund came to $131--they took a 10% restocking fee out!!!!
then went shopping there--some things where on sale like packaged batting--
got two queen sized ones in all cotton--and I found the folding cardboard cutting boards--
got one of the them to lay out on the bed when I do get back to quilting--see I am planning!!!
I do remember when these boards used to be under $5 this one was $17.99--but had a coupon--so that helped--
here is some other goodies I got there--
I love these baskets--they hold my ball of yarn perfectly--even got a larger one this time--
and got a small table top--or can clip it to the arm of the rocker magnifier--hope this one works--
was only 20 dollars and again had a coupon so was only $13.
anyways with everything I bought this bill came to --
are you ready for this one--
came to $133---two dollars more than the refund--
how 'wild' is that??????
I really was surprised though as I did not think that I had that much in the wagon!!!!
Then we still had time to stop-- for the first time in a small yarn shop in the Plaza with Joann's--
and here is what came out with me--
two skeins of yarn--Silky Alpaca Lace yarn was only $9 a skein--
and then on the way out the door I seen the neatest shawl--
and that it is in this booklet--though the booklet itself was really too expensive--
I got it--what's money if not to spend it!!!!
Result for the day--
with the two returns and what I did repurchase--
I came out pretty much--even!!!
but for taking only two items back--
I bought alot more than that back in!!!!!!
I am still knitting on the new shawl--
and no I still really do not like the colors--
so this one is gonna be a 'gift' for sure!!!!!
Only have 16 more rows to go of 329 stitches each row--
one row is a design and it changes--the knit row--
the next row is all purl--so we are just 'k-ing' and p-ing' right along here!!!!!
well--that's all for this post--
be kind to a stranger this week!!