Thursday, September 20, 2007

Things that I have added to my "I love it" list

Good Morning All,

Everyone who knows me, already knows
that I am fascinated with the Internet.  I am constantly
delighted by all the information, knowledge, friendships
formed, etc, etc.

I decided that I needed a frog (not an amphibian) but
a special closure  for my new jacket, so I began a search
for just the right one.

I started with shops close to home, no luck, so I turned
to the Internet.  Most offered were black, white, off white
silver or gold, just not what I was looking for.

I found a shop in Austin, Texas called Silk Road Fabrics
that had a large variety of colored frogs on their web site,
but no purple.  I called the shop
and had the most delightful conversation with the woman
on the other end of the line.  She did not have the size frog
 that I wanted but suggested that if I found a white or ecru
one that I liked why not try dying it.  "Lightbulb Moment".
 I thanked her profusely and continued my search. 
I was looking for a fairly large frog, still no luck.
Then I remembered
 M & J Trim in New York City
 I spent many happy days shopping at M&J, but I no longer
 live so close to the city.  I went on line, found the perfect
size and shape that I was looking for,
ordered it, and it was here the next morning.
I did not even order overnight shipping, but chose the
least expensive shipping, which was still more than
the cost of the frog :-).  All in all a bargain, far
 less expensive than a train ride and giving up a
day to get into the city.

That same afternoon I was able to buy a box of Rit Dye,
right in my local yarn shop that has an unbelievable
supply of everything,,
dyed my precious little frog, and ended up with the
 perfect color.

So, now my "I love It" list, has  grown to include
friendly shops like The Yarn and Craft Box,
Silk Road Fabrics, and M&J trim,
Rit Dye and frogs!

With a little bit of luck, I expect to finish my jacket today.

Have a great day


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the finished jacket!