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Friday, December 31, 2010

Another New Year, Another New Chance~

Tomorrow starts a brand new year, the slate will be clean awaiting our writing into the pages of our lives.  Let's make it a year of wonderful days and happy times, each filled with love and hope~

"Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!"
William Arthur Ward.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What have I done ? ? ? ? ?

Actually I know what I've done now, I spent some money while in my pj's.

For quite some time now, I've been watching e-friends learning to spin yarn, beautiful yarn! It finally got to me and I decided to get a drop spindle so I could try spinning in a small way. This is what I ordered,

The kit will let me give spinning on the spindle a try, and hopefully by next summer I will be able to do something I've wanted to do for the past 14 years, pick cotton from the fields after the harvesters go through, then prepare it, dye it, spin it into yarn and crochet or knit something for DH.

People in this generation are used to seeing vegetables grown so we can eat them, but not to seeing a green plant with pretty light lavender flowers that later become a bole of cotton, and know that later on that white bole of cotton is turned into clothing, sheetes, towels, etc. It has always fascinated DH, so I want to make him a gift of a cotton item that he saw go from the plant into the finished product.   Hopefully it will be a gift of wonder~

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishes For You

Wishing you the Blessings of the Season, in hopes that the New Year will bring all good things into your lives.

No matter what beliefs you hold, no matter what your hopes are, I wish you Enough~

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
  enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
    enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
      enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
        enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
           enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
             enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Goodbye.”

Above all, I wish you enough love and contentment to be happy each day of the coming year~

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wanted: one memory, in good condition

If you know where I can get  a good memory that is still in good condition, please contact me!

This morning I took some things I'd crocheted to town, for the DFACS unit that handles the children who have been removed from their homes for their safety.  Ten of the Purple Best Buds, and at least that many of the OctoGottcha/Loctollipops, and a few other assorted items.

Did I take a photo of any of them before leaving them in town?  No, of course not.  I've been meaning to get photos for days, but kept forgetting.  I swear that soon I'll have to wear two tags every time I leave home . . .
   One with my name on it, worn upside down so I'll know who I am;
   The other with the words, "If you find me, please return me to . . " and my address or phone number where there's someone who will come get me.

Maybe Santa will bring me one for Christmas?  I've tried to be a good girl. heh, heh, hehehehehehe~~~

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Next Project Is . . . .

Another day, another project!    Next on my list is a Hooded Neckwarmer. 
The pattern is at Annie's Attic, Chunky Hooded Neck Warmer

It looks like an easy pattern, and one that will work up quickly.  You might wonder why I want to make one at all when today's high is supposed to be 70F.  But in a few days, we'll be having lows in the mid-20's again.  Since much of my "going" is done fairly early in the day, I'm sure this will feel pretty good when it turns off cool again~

Also have to call around today to find homes for ten Purple Best Bud dolls.  I'm sure one of the facilities here will want some for children that are brought in due to domestic violence.  And at this time of year, even without the economic downturn, there is far too much of that, and violence of every kind.

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, whatever holiday you may celebrate.  So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone~