Thursday, April 22, 2010

Do You Sew?

I am a very basic sewer. I don't know the rules, have always just done my thing...and I don't go shopping for new things too often, I use what I have, what I find, what I've had for years...this includes bobbins. But, I did go to Joann's fabric a few weeks back to get a wrist magnetic pincushion. I don't like it, I should have returned it by now and haven't...that's not why I'm here, though... When I was at Joann's I was perusing the sewing aisle and looking at all the things I don't have. I picked up some quilting pins, which is the second reason I was there and I checked out other goodies, including bobbins. I have a few metal ones (I've never purchased one) I found some sitting beside plastic ones. Now, since I've never purchased them I had no idea how much they cost. And, because I seem to still live back in the 70's price range for everything...well, I was surprised a bit at the cost of them.

Imagine my thrill when I found these with a small pair of embroidery scissors today at MFLTS (my favorite little thrift store) for 10¢.  10¢!! can you believe it? Although, the scissors went into the metal recycling because they don't cut! LOL

so, have you missed me?? hee hee

time flies when you're dealing with the pains of internet services. As you know, I've switched to the cable company and that has come with it's own little glitches and I've been on the phone with them a number (a large number) of times. I will spare the griping (yes, griping, not gripping) details. I think things are all set now. Fingers crossed. I do have to say that every person I spoke with was kind and helpful. I also realized why the AT&T customer service reps pissed me off so much -- every time you spoke to one of them, they apologized for the inconvenience, the trouble, the bad weather. OK, not really the weather but they spent so much time apologizing and thanking me for my patience each time they put me on hold that the time spent actually addressing my problem was minimal. The Comcast guy did this today and it hit me like a bolt of lightening. Just get to the problem people. I've already spent too much time on the telephone prompts, I just want the problem resolved. So, it seems, it was actually my computer that was having the problem so I had to call Apple. Easy fix.

With everything going on, not being able to stay on-line, etc. I wasn't up to fighting with the internet to try and get a blog post done. I've also not been able to get some things onto etsy and ebay and I've got things to post!!

If you are in the Glastonbury, CT area on Saturday, big tag sale on Pond Circle. Like I said, I have things and most of it is antique and vintage with some regular stuff thrown in, it will be for sale, in person. My garage is happier already but I've got more to go so a second sale will be the following week if my other friend is up for it.


  1. It sounds like my computer internet problems may be the same as yours. What did Apple do to your mac to stop the intermittent service problems? Seriously I showed my husband your postings on your web service and he wanted to know if you lived in our neighborhood! About the bobbin cost... I too scout out places to buy things at cheap cheap prices. I just can't afford to pay regular retail in most cases.

  2. Hello there!

    I also like visiting flea market or thrift stores. You'll never know what treasures the thrift stores of flea market might have waiting for you! :)

    Anyway, I work for Comcast and I just want to thank you for your feedback on your recent interaction with us. I will be sure to share it with my contacts. Should you need further assistance in the future, let me know. I am here to help.

    Mark Casem
    Comcast Corp.
    National Customer Operations


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