This morning, the yard sale circuit on my bike netted me a cheerful red suitcase. I carried it home by looping the handle over my bike's handlebar. After scrubbing the dirt and scuff marks, it was ready to use as storage for my embroidery supplies. It's got elasticized gathered pockets along three sides in the bottom section to tuck some little things.
Over a four-year period, I have purchased every color of DMC floss so that when I am ready to start an embroidery project I have what I need. I organized them in Ziploc bags with two holes punched along the bottom edge to loop two metal rings. It works like a Rolodex address/phone number filing device. I placed 5 colors in each bag with a label identifying the enclosed floss. The bags, with holes punched in them, are available at Joanns in the embroidery supply aisle. My daughter Jessica uses an alternate method using an old metal file drawer that works great, too. While on the subject of organization, check out some of her other creative ideas for organizing craft supplies.
When we arrived back home after pedaling our 9 1/2 mile yard sale loop, we needed a serious snack. Upon peering in the fridge and pantry, I came up with an avocado that I spread on Doctor Kracker spelt crackers that are sprinkled with sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flax. I topped it with wild caught salmon (as opposed to farm-raised), a cucumber slice, and a cherry tomato. A sprinkle of Johnny's Seasoning Salt and some freshly ground pepper and we were good to go... along with a small juice-size glass of POM 100% pomegranate juice.
Note: When purchasing Johnny's Seasoning Salt, you have the option of ordering a variety with msg and one without. I order the kind without msg.
April 4, 2009
Today's mileage: 9.5-mile bike ride
Total mileage for April: 15.5 miles
Bible reading? Yes.