Every seven days it happens. Yet somehow it remains both unexpected and inevitable. Yes today friends, we’ve been struck by an Easy Friday List.
[I write this somewhat tongue-in-cheek: It's been more than seven days since my last Easy Friday List. I am shameless; this is my burden to bear. I share it with you because I think it's funny.]
Hello topic! These are the items that have made my life easier during the last week. Maybe they can make your life easier, too. Friday should be easy!
Coffee makers: I have a cheapo 12 cup Mr Coffee drip thingie. I cannot live without it. Particularly these days, with the Big Election and Big Weather, I’m all but glued to the TV and I need the caffeine to keep me going.
Cell Phones: They keep you in touch with friends and family. And until you can’t get in touch with a friend or family member during a Big Event, you don’t realize how important and easy they make your life, even when there isn’t a Big Event going on.
New Sneakers: I am now officially old. Once upon a time, a long time ago, I could wear whatever cheapo shoe I wanted and feel perfectly fine. Those days are over. I need comfy supportive shoes or everything hurts. And finding comfy supportive shoes that don’t look like something a doctor would prescribe? Almost impossible.
Hancock’s of Paducah: Online fabric store – if you know what you want, it’s amazing, particularly if it’s on sale. They have fabulous sales!
Spoonflower: I sell fabric here. I also now sell wallpaper! The Brick Flower Queen is calling my name in that wallpaper… Also, I’ve entered another contest. This is a big one; if you have an account with Spoonflower, you can vote. Here’s a low resolution view of part of my entry. Flash Gordon golden age comics were my inspiration.
The theme is Be My Hero and it is supposed to be designed for boys ages 6-12. I was never a boy, aged anything, and I had trouble with this one. My first design was way too baby boy. And this one, I think, reads a little older. Also, it doesn’t seem like it is just “boy” fabric. I think a girl would like this, too. At least, I would have liked this when I was a girl.
I like it as a woman… I’m thinking about making a tote out of it, after designing a coordinating fabric for the interior lining. And shyeah, I know: I have often said that I have the taste buds of a 11 year old boy. Proof?
Anyway, if you like my fabric design, go vote for it!