- return the book unfinished and never know what happens in the end.
- cheat and read the last few pages quick before returning the book.
- keep the book and pay $1 per day late charges until I'm finished.
- suck it up and buy the book so I can read it at my leisure.
I did deliberately book last Friday night off to attend our local Studio Fair, the BIG craft fair of the season in PG. It's the only craft fair I've attended so far, and will probably be the last one for this year too. I bought these ...
... a $6 pair of natural bees wax candles. They smell delicious. I REALLY wanted to buy a coffee table made by a local woodworker from beetle-killed pine.
In case y'all don't know, northwest Canada has been experiencing a very serious epidemic of Mountain Pine Beetle which is killing off pretty much every pine tree around. It's devastating the commercial lumber industry. Beetle-killed wood from those pine trees has a distinctive denim blue stain from whatever chemical process that happens as its being killed by the beetle. While the wood is useless for commercial export, some local entrepreneurs are cashing in on it and making small items that feature the blue stain. And it's GORGEOUS!
I've been thinking about buying a coffee table, and would love to own some pine-beetle wood. These felted coasters ...
... would look fab on it! But I wasn't willing to pay the craft fair price. Instead, I took the guy's business card and will call him after the holidays to see if I can negotiate a more reasonable price.
Studio Fair reminded me that I haven't been adequately pursuing the creative things that nourish my soul ... so many projects and so little time! I really need to address this problem.
On a brighter note, look what I discovered this week ...
... one of my Christmas cacti has opened its first flower. It has quite a few buds so will be a really pretty show in a few more weeks.