#1: My friend Jan showed me how to ply yarn on a drop spindle. Looks pretty cool, huh?
This is the Bluefaced Leicester wool that I got from the Wooster fiber show a few weeks ago. I think this yarn will become a hat for MrJ.
#2: I found out that thrift stores are good places to search for sewing supplies.
On a whim, I went to the local Goodwill and found a pair of pasta-themed cafe curtains that would make an awesome reversible apron, or maybe 2 if I make them non-reversible. I also found a couple unopened packages of bias tape and a package of twill tape. Both of these would make nice finishing touches or apron ties, don't you think?
A huge self-healing cutting mat and rotary cutter on the way to me. Yay internet! Got them on sale from joann.com. (Psssssst! Rotary cutting tools and mats are currently 50% off. AND there is a coupon code that you can use to get $1.99 flat-rate shipping.) I'm already daydreaming about spending some of the weekend getting my brand new sewing loft organized. Squeeeee!