Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Next Day


















I'm still talking about my amazing weekend. On Saturday, I had my first manicure. It feels strange to say that; almost like I'm making a confession: "Forgive me Gods of Cool, for I am really a Girly-Girl." The story is that one of the para-educators at Bronwyn's school also runs a small business out of her home studio giving manicures and pedicures. She is a lovely Vietnamese woman who has a special place in her heart for Bronwyn (which means that she has a special place in my heart). She invited me to come for an evening of pampering, and I DID! It was such a nice way to relax. If you're local, go check out her studio: It's called Kim's Nails in Olympia, WA. You won't be sorry!


The next day, one of my dear friends and I traveled to Chehalis to Sister's Fabric Shop, land of more than 10,000 bolts of delicious-ness. I bought so much fabric that they told me I could shop by appointment if I wanted to. Welcome to celebrity status of fabric buying, Colleen! I'm a little embarrassed, but LOOK at the fabric I got! But boy oh boy, I need to get to work to make some money back!

7 comments:

The Mayberry Sparrow said...

I absolutely adore that dotty fabric...it reminds me of little retro colored candies! Remember "dippin' dots"?

Victoria said...

10,000 bolts? Heaven on earth! I adore your selection!
(And I've never yet had a professional manicure either... I think it's wonderful you got some pampering!)

Colleen MacDonald said...

I know! It's a stimulation overload!

I don't remember dippin dots, but I do remember Pez, which is what this reminds me of!

vadjutka said...

oh no! how could you come OUT of the shop? beautiful fabrics...I am green. One more reason for travelling to the US :-)

Colleen MacDonald said...

I am telling you; I was flushed and sweaty after my trip. I didn't even make it through the whole shop! I will just have to go back (after I make some more money!).

Pam Corwin, Business of Crafts said...

I love this fabric! I cant imagine how much fun it must be to shop for it. The dotty ones are totally pez-like. And honey - you need to treat yourself more often. Manicures, massages, facials - all of it!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks, Pam. I feel motivated to take better care of myself now.