Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today's Creative Every Day

Here's today's Creative Every Day. The challenge was to use words. With grateful thanks to the What's in Your Altoid's Tin Group on Ravelry. These are stitch markers relating to a comment from someone in that group (KnitsWithPenquins, you know who you are). She said I should hang a sign around my neck that said "Will work for Ginger Roos." So, in response to that jibe, I have created these stitch markers. One set says "Will craft for Ginger Roos" and the other set says "Will craft for Trader Joe's".

We, Daughter o'Mine and I love Trader Joe's. It a wonderfully eclectic food, beverage and sundry store based out of SoCal. When we lived in California, fully half of our food budget went to TJs and all of our party food budget as well. Sadly, there are NO Trader Joe's in Colorado. We have discovered that the nearest one to us is in Albuquerque, NM. It's an eight hour round trip from here and with the winter weather a trip not to be undertaken lightly. We do plan on going sometime in the Spring.

Erin has taken an empty suitcase to Las Vegas in order to shop at the TJs there. I have taken a cab from the Phoenix Airport to the one there, also with an empty suitcase in order to pick up a few things. Our favorites from TJs include among others: Chocolate Covered Almonds, GINGER ROOS, Ginger Cat Cookies, Danish Self Extinguishing Candles, Cotton Dish Towels, Expanding Sponges made from some vegetable or another, Raspberry Peach Blossom Juice, CRUMPETS, Mini Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies and I am sure there are others too numerous to name...

Send me some Chocolate Covered Almonds and I will send you the Will Craft for Trader Joes stitch markers. Send me some Ginger Roos and you'll get the Ginger Roos stitch markers..

BTW: Here the link to the blog of the Quilts Arts Edgar Allan Poe 200th Birthday Anniversary Post Card Challenge: http://qaravenchallenge.blogspot.com/
My postcard is here on my blog in an earlier post as well as on the QA Raven B.log

9 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I bought a page of the EAP stamps yesterday...I love Poe. He was my first venture into, well, it wasn't called Goth then! In fact, I still think my girlfriend and I invented it.....like, in 1975???
I'll check the site about the post cards.
Your markers are cool---but I am back on the size 0 needles (a pox for my many sins, no doubt) and NOTHING works on them. I have to knit sections from start to finish when counting......
Nice work and good humor!!!!

Columbia Browncoats said...

Hey there! Me likey the stitch markers! I'm sorry, but I don't know what Trader Joe's is.

Leslie said...

Anne I plan to get some Poe stamps tomorrow as well. I think it would be kewl to mail the postcard with EAP stamps as well.

Leslie said...

Chantelle, Thanks for stopping by. I think the nearest Trader Joe's to you is in DC... It a grocery store that I obviously like alot... Going to buy more letter beads tomorrow, I am having way to much fun with make themed stitch markers

onthemove - klh said...

technically, there is a TJ closer: Santa Fe (I know, it only saves an hour on the trip each way, and housing costs more if you spend the night there).

Leslie said...

Too fun, the person who lives the furthest away from me knows where the closest TJs is. I should send you a set of Stitch Markers anyway, for being so far from home..

Leah said...

ha! love them! :-)

Leslie said...

Thanks, Leah. I appreciate you coming by. More shall be revealed.

Martha said...

Love the stitch markers! I think I need to make a set with the same thing on them!