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For the last week or so I have been careless with my felting needles. I've left them out in a foam pad on the coffee table, or on the entry-way table, and the kitten has asserted her anger with us for not feeding her dry food at night by breaking or losing almost all of them. I'm left with a couple of needles that are really quite thick and are great for getting projects underway, but are horrible for detail work. So, in essence, I'm dead in the water for crafting until my new supply comes in from a Canadian Etsian named Fantiny ( In the meantime, I'm making a list of items I want to create and wishing on all the stars in heaven that my needles come soon!

It's raining. I'm waiting to hear back from the Queen City Craft Bazaar on whether or not I'm approved as a vendor for the May 8th show...and if so, I'm going to be a very busy beaver indeed over the coming weeks. If not, I will attend anyway and spend all of my hard earned money on other peoples' crafts.

Otherwise....*sigh*....I wish I were crafting......


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