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Friday, April 20, 2018

Blogging From A to Z - 2018 - R is for

Welcome to the letter R in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.  We are winding down this journey through the alphabet as seen in Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  There are a couple of things that will qualify for this letter.

The first is Ribbons.

You can find ribbon in every color of the rainbow, black, white, gold, silver

Polka dots 

and prints

Skinny ribbon and wide ribbon too.  

There are coordinating spools of ribbon

and in the clearance section I found a whole tube of ribbons and bows leftover from Christmas.

If you don't want to make your own bows there are pre-made ones, again in all the colors you can think of.   There is also the ribbon that makes the curly bows.

But if you feel the need to make your own bows, we have the As Seen On TV E-Z BowMaker and other tools to help with that.

Have you ever seen so much ribbon?  This section of the store is a little easier to keep organized because you can definitely follow the basic colors, but within that there are so many shades, widths and finishes, some are satiny and some are not.  I'm really glad that most of the time I was "just" a cashier and didn't have to put away everything! 

The other R is for Rocks.

So many different kinds, colors and shapes of rocks.  

Bags of glass stones galore.

Rocks that look like rocks.

Aren't these pretty ones?  They look like aquamarine but I'm pretty sure that a jar of aquamarine stones like this would have to be kept locked up!  It is my birthstone and I know it isn't cheap!

Little glass stones for decorating who knows what?

Even seashell type.

Do you have projects you need rocks for?  A garden?  Maybe I should think of some of these when it is time to build my gnome home!

Thanks for coming along with me so far.  I hope you can continue to the end of the alphabet.  Remember to stop by and visit some other peeps.  Tomorrow is S.  Can you guess what I've chosen for that letter?

(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don't want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)


  1. That's certainly an impressive amount of both ribbons and rocks. I love wrapping gifts, and sometimes use silk ribbons in bookbinding, so I have a lovely little stash myself.

    The aquamarine stones look like bits of sea glass. You might need to add a mermaid in a pool to your gnome home plans. :-)

    1. That's what I was thinking, Deborah! I know about your book binding so I can imagine you have some nice ribbons.

  2. My sister sells wreaths and does wedding flowers, so we are in Michaels all the time buying ribbon.

    1. How fun! I love the look of wreaths but haven't gotten the hang of making them yet.

  3. I had a donation of spare ribbon from a friend and we made 'ribbon dancers' with canning rings and ribbon tied onto the rings. Your post reminded me of that project we did several years ago. Still have them :)

    Stephanie Finnell
    @randallbychance from
    Katy Trail Creations

  4. That sounds like a fun project. I'll be they were pretty. Thanks for stopping by!


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