14 Oct 2011

On My Mind - Bargains

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Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Yesterday whilst looking for something else in the Red Cross Op-Shop I spied the items above. Anyone recognise the Tupperware Biscuit tin? I’ve had my 2 originals for about 25 years and they’re looking a bit tatty so when I saw this one for 20c I grabbed it. I even asked the cashier was that the right price! I was glad to pay $5 for the other item as I’ve wanted a flower/paper press for a while but there wasn’t any way I was paying $20-30 to purchase one.

I visited my Mum on the way home and she’d been to the Pro-Ag at Macksville where she found this:

No, not my battered chair  but the odd looking thing attached to it J.

They are called the Easy Sit and are made in Five Dock NSW, Australia. My dear Mum gifted me what she termed an 'extra' she'd bought. I have had this back support on my  old computer cum sewing chair all morning and it makes the chair sooooo comfortable to sit in now. An elastic strap fits around the back of your chair/seat to hold it on. Being 157cm(5’2”) I have trouble finding a comfy chair within my price range and usually resort to ‘shaping’ chairs with pillows, which has it’s downfalls(yes, there is a double meaning there, lol). As the flyer that comes with the chair has pics of campervans, tractors etc as well as household uses I’m going to trial this in the car next time I do the 8okm return trip to town. The flyer claims it’s UV treated so it should be ok.
Have a great weekend everyone J!

9 Oct 2011

Stitchin' Time or not?

Hello everyone! I've been catching up on internet 'stuff' after a week away and came across a post on Dawn's As Sweet as Cinnamon blog about why/how people choose their blog names. My original blog had a boring name anyway so as I've always sewn, and I can be rushing to finish projects in general, I thought 'Stitch in Time' was appropriate. Of course, this was already taken as it is a well known, common phrase. Not being great at thinking up clever names, and being an Aussie who lazily drops word endings on occasion I decided that 'Stitchin' Time' was appropriate enough and close enough! If I have an enlightened moment one day  I may change it again.....don't hold your breath though.
How did your blog acquire it's name?