Friday, March 30, 2012

Insta-Friday. Burning A Hole In My Pocket

I had a vacation day burning a hole in my pocket, so I took today off! I kicked the day off by heading to the spa for a facial, a special treat for me! I only treat myself to this sort of luxury once or twice a year. Very relaxing, especially appreciated given the long week I had. A big deadline that required some long hours. Thankful that is over! The spa was in Ellicott City, so after I headed to downtown Ellicott City, where I enjoyed a little shopping. It was rather cold, so I didn't stay too long, but managed to take quite a few great pictures. I love a random day off!!
This reminded me of my sister's pug, Genghis. He was a good dog....
Some great quotes...
Couldn't resist taking a picture of this basket of owl timers! So cute!
Yet another great quote.
Such an inventive earring display.
I loved this measuring tape packaging, especially given that I spend quite a bit of time measuring stuff professionally.
Love how this pink building always has a great quote banner... Who doesn't love a little "Blackbird?"
Had lunch at a little coffee shop that serves in handmade pottery.
Cool hand display.
life rearranged

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wooden Cross Stitch Pendant

I purchased this little wooden cross stitch pendant a few weeks ago on line. I love a clean slate. Oh the possibilities! I decided to just make simple pattern. With embroidery floss that I happened to have on hand. A light turquoise, a bright red and black. I love this shade of blue, it makes me think of a globe. I thought that this would be a quick and simple project. It wasn't. In fact, it took a few nights of dedication and several sore fingers to finish. Finishing up the last half, I finally realized that I could use a thimble. That made the process much less painful. This little pendant will get lots of wear this spring and summer.