So, my sewing machine needed repair. It is an Elnita that I bought 15 years ago. It is not fancy at all, but served it's purpose (mostly curtains, odd clothing repairs, and random crafts) very well. I left my oldie-but-goodie Elnita out at the ready in my art room and used and abused it one too many times. I was sewing through heavy card stock and it dropped all it's insides right on the desk...so off to get it repaired...they said they could do it rather quickly, that I should kill time close by. I remembered that Kelly (thanks alot Kel) said T.J.Max had cute vintage/Wendy Addison type tags and such and low and behold, what was within the same center as the vacuum/sewing repair shop??...you got it. So...
$150 some odd dollars later I had this to show for it. I had the best of intentions, so sure that I was only there for the paper items, I didn't even get a cart. I didn't need anything, right? Ok, I really did need new oven mitts, and these are so cute and vintage yet contemporary looking...and I really do use the candles in many places around the house. They will get used. And the hangers, I really really really did need them for me. The pillow I'm not so sure about it...it reminds me of the flocked wallpaper that I love so much...but it's maybe a bit much, think I may have fallen for the cheap price. (I think this is where I started to lose it.) Then there are the sheets. I love bedding. I have loved this Ralph Lauren print for a long time. I started with just a pillowcase to use in some future project...but the sheets were "additional mark down" and who can't use new sheets? I mean, really. The Nicol Sayre Easter egg...well, for $12.00...I don't know...clearly, I had now lost it, stretching the definition of need. "Get out of here, run, run", I said to myself. And I did.
At least the sewing machine repairs were included in the $150...and they were expensive, no really, they were, really.
P.S. There were no Valentine paper goods of any sort.
P.P.S. Tomorrow I'm staying home and sewing something.