Saturday, November 05, 2005

My Birthday Month

Holy cow, I like to have my birthday recognized, but not in a way that it's going to cost me a ton of money! Yes, cost ME!

Recently, many of the ONS' had links and took orders from their customers to the Needlework Show online. I decided to treat myself to something for my birthday. It was so much fun looking at all the designers' new stuff. I have so much stash, and I was looking for something really special and practical. I already have a Legends Grip-It Plus floor stand, which I can convert to use in a recliner or sit-on-it style. I started with the latter because of its portability and eventually kept adding things to it. Well, I found this really cool lap stand, and I asked my ONS lady about it, and she had seen it at a show and really liked it, as the man who makes them was just singing along with it. I can't even remember the name of it. So Shirley, my ONS lady, tells me mine is on its way, but it came to her first. She has decided she has to have one of her own, so I think I made a good decision. I'll always use my Grip-It, but this adds a new element to my stitching convenience and is really more portable than anything I have to date.

Then, I get a card from QVC telling me that if I choose an item over $50, they will defer interest if I make payments. Great. Another money-making scheme. I haven't yet chosen anything, but my sister has a gorgeous watch from there that is sterling silver and has a turquoise face, and I'm a Southwestern jewelry fanatic. So.....

Then (oh yeah), I get a letter from the Needlework Shop telling me I get one item at 30% off, and the rest at 25% off. Yeah, I bit on it.

THEN (afraid so), Heaven and Earth Designs has a birthday club that if you pay $10, they send you the pattern of your choice, even in the large print format ($4 more per pattern), and no shipping. Yup, you guessed it. I just sent them $10 via PayPal. OMG, did I have fun choosing my pattern. They're to-die-for, literally, for me.

None of this stuff has arrived yet, so no pix, but you can be sure when it all arrives, I'll be showing it off. In the meantime, I can't afford any more recognition of my birthday!

Here's a cute link for a little Thanksgiving fun. It brought back memories of this one.


Dianne said...

I can relate to all the coupon offers related to your birthday. I have the one from QVC, I have one from my favorite local store Boscov's and I believe one from The Gap. I have gotten all my gifts already-the Linda Eder concert, a new set of pots and pans (completely unexpected-they were on sale at Macy's and I had a coupon for 10% off combined with their special that day of 15% off!) and a pretty tourmaline and peridot cross I got from I had a coupon for the jewelry and saved $27 on that! It came from an entertainment coupon book. You should get one at because of the restaurant coupons and tons of other things you could use for the grandkids.
Please post a photo of your new stitching holder. It sounds nice!

Dianne said...

Hey Nance,
If you'd like a little traffic to your blog, you may need to leave a few comments at other blogs so they get the link back to yours. Check out my blog roll. There's a lovely gal Barbara under 'Mainly Stitching'. She's from Maine and lives in the Netherlands with her family. She has a ton of stitching links too.

Kim said...

It sounds like you will be having a *very* happy birthday. :) I actually think buying my own birthday presents is more fun as I always get just what I've been wanting. ;) Enjoy!