Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Catch Up!!

It has been awhile since I've posted.  Time is getting away from me.  I turned around and it's March 13th.  February was a great month mad-money-wise until Borders filed for BK and the store on lower Broadway was one slated to close.  I spent my whole $100 there.  To further my reading goals (and taking a back step on my decluttering, but rationalized since 'classics'), I bought book two more of the Asian Saga written by James Clavell: Gai-Jin and Tai-Pan.  If you haven't read it, I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend "Shogun" - book one.  It is a daunting 1,200 pages, but I have to say, as I neared the end, I stalled finishing bc I wished there were 300 more.  It is also my father's and Mr. Olive's favorite book.  My other resolution to read 11 books - I'm on book 2 and I chose "New Moon", which I'm liking much better than "Twilight".

For Valentine's Day, I 'suggested' that Mr. Olive head to Victoria's Secret for my gift...and NO not for the lingerie.  I was buying the neighbor a gift certificate in January and while on line, I happened to smell "Love Spell".  I tried the tester bottle of lotion and all day kept smelling my hands!  I like fruity scents and this is ultra-fruity with cherry blossom, white peach, and jasmine.  I wanted the lotion, but he did surprise me with the eau de toilette and the spray.  Heaven!

On the sewing front, we had some good sales this year - I'm hoping to get a sale a month, and March is at nada as of now.  Maybe someone will like my new little pink and green wave bag? 

I guess I do have a March sale as the bridal party bags are done and ready to ship.  These are navy with a silk-shantung outside; all the bridesmaid's have navy lining, but the bride's lining is pale yellow. Silvermist was nice enough to pose for me.

I also went to the fabric store and bought some great fabrics - well, I think they are great!  :-)  I've already cut the teal, yellow, and grey waves for totes - there was only enough fabric for two.  I like the sunny yellow lining, which of course, can be the outside since it will be reversible. 
This fabric is quilted - I had to buy a yard.  I'm hoping I can make some nice medium-size bags from it.
AND last but not least, it was a beautiful day in Long Beach, so we took Little Olive for a boardwalk ride on her new bike Santa brought her.  A nice day for the park too.

What's been going on with you??  Do you also think time is flying by?


  1. First of all, Great Bags! Way to sew! I love the new fabrics too. Second, I'm going to have to pick up Shogun, because three Olives can't be wrong. Third, Love spell is my absolute favorite Victoria's secret Scent! I've been wearing it for years!!! When I buy it, I stockpile it like a crazy junkie. And fourth Love the pics of the park!

  2. Love the bags!! And the fabric! You always find the most beautiful fabrics :)

  3. Yes, I do agree that time is whooshing by like crazy! Also, I can relate to the cluttered bookshelves. Mine are ridiculous, and I definitely need to do a cleansing before I buy any new books. I can't help it though, I just love to surround myself with good reading material! The new fabrics are beautiful. I'm wishing lots of sales and success in the month of March!


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