Well, alrighty ... It's a good thing I opened the package that was left at the back door yesterday. I would have been concerned if I'd gone to the post office and the 2nd box wasn't there. Turns out that even though the messages said the order would be shipped in 2 boxes, they ended up putting everything into the 1 box. Not a UPS confusion but instead done at A-river.
I was happy to get a copy of this book at half price. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/14547 ... UTF8&psc=1
I've checked it out from the library several times and finally decided it would be good to have my own copy. My plan is to make some of the projects using pages from old books, possibly combined with origami papers or decorated with color markers and glitter.
~ I have 1 of those big tan Aldi bags in my car to hold an extra-long heavy duty extension cord and multi-outlet strip. It used to be for camping but in recent years I've used it so often for sewing group events that it lives in my car now. I have a couple of light green Aldi bags that are half the size of the tan one, and I've used them a long time. They are a kind of cloth that would shred to pieces if I tried to put them through the washer. One advantage of them being so worn is that the cashier always knows that I brought them with me so there's no confusion about paying for them again. They are so dirty, though, that I only put canned goods and household supplies in them, never fresh fruits & veg. I will be glad to have bags that are easier to clean.Nancy's Office in a Bag
: I have a small makeup bag which I move from tote to tote depending on which group's meeting I'm going to attend. It is a bright plaid mix of colors so it's easy to find in a larger tote bag. It holds a miniature stapler and tiny box of staples, staple remover, tiny ziploc bag of paper clips, small child's safety scissors, black marker, 1 pen, 1 pad of post-it notes, a couple business cards, a few rubber bands, and several binder clips in different sizes.
In my purse I always have my small calendar planner, a few pens, a mechanical pencil with eraser, calculator, a few 3x5 cards, and a teeny tiny zipper makeup bag that holds a little pocket knife (which also has tiny scissors and screwdriver), leads for the pencil, P51 can opener tool, 2 paper clips, 2 binder clips, 2 bobby pins, and 2 bandaids. It is surprising how many times I've used each of these items, even the P51 can opener.