Suddenly I'm faced with all of these "recommended" medical exams. This week I've been to the dermatologist for my yearly once-over, and he found an unusual spot on my back. So he took a sample and told me to keep it clean and use an antibiotic ointment and bandage. Except it's in the dead center of my back, so unless there's someone home when I come out of the shower, I'm S.O.L.
And because I was such a conscientious patient, I thought I should buy myself a scroll frame and since JoAnn's was just down the road, I stopped in and bought a very inexpensive frame to try out.**
Two days later I visited my gynecologist, who I absolutely adore. I wish my family doctor was half as wonderful. So I had that yearly exam, got my prescriptions renewed, and zipped down the road for my mammogram. And since I was behaving like such an adult, I rewarded myself with a little side trip to a new-to-me shop, called Needle Point Breeze. It's a small needlepoint store in a part of Pittsburgh called Point Breeze, and I only just found it while I was fooling around online. I could not believe how close it was to my doctor's office. They had a really nice selection of threads, and a big basket of discontinued and therefore discounted Needle Necessities threads, so I treated myself to a few threads that were yelling "Buy me. You know you want me. You know you'll use me. Just buy me!"
I wish I had had a specific project in mind, because I could have bought much, much more. But my mind went totally blank as I went from rack to rack. Next time I'll be more focused. Right. Also right handy there is a pharmacy called Schillers Cosmetique and Pharmacy and they have the greatest selection of soaps and creams and other wonderful things. Including this most fabulous hand cream.
So anyway, I think I rewarded myself nicely. And just wait till you see what I buy myself after my recommended colonoscopy...
I'm almost finished with the Sampler Girl freebie. There's just the simple border to stitch, but I'm thinking that I need something in the space under "the fire". Hm. This needs more thought.
**Thanks to everyone who has advised me and written about their scroll frame preferences. I'm leaning towards a lap frame holder with a universal type clamp, but I want to give this cheapy frame a try first. There are some real beauties out there!