Today has been an absolutely gorgeous day here in sunny Michigan! 81 degrees, quite windy, big fluffy clouds filling a beautiful blue sky – you couldn’t ASK for a more glorious day! Thank you, Lord! Today has been another day of ‘catching up’ on errands: hardware store, grocery store, office supply store and, my favorite: JoAnn Fabrics CRAFT store! Today, you see, is also the third anniversary of my knit group and that sparked the creativity in me to want to come up with a little present to each of my members. After quite a bit of contemplation in the BEAD aisle, I just finished assembling 28 little stitch markers; one for each person (plus a small Snickers candy bar thrown in for fun). I would have taken a photo of the completed markers, but experience has taught me that my camera doesn’t do well photographing small objects (they come out blurry), so I declined. (Hoping I made enough – if not, I’ll just write down the names of those I missed and follow through later). Let’s see if I can describe them: tiny silver star on the bottom followed by a very small azure blue bead, then a round clear crystal bead, another azure bead, another crystal, another azure bead then the top silver circle from which you would hang the stitch marker on your knitting needle. After all this, it occurred to me that I didn’t take into account those members who only crochet – well, on this idea I think I’ll just leave it alone – if they want they could hang it on their cell phone, purse or knitting/crochet bag. (It’s kind of the ‘thought that counts’).
Have 4 chicken breasts cooking in the crockpot; will debone them later and make the juices into gravy to be served over baked potatoes and, on the side, fresh broccoli with cheese sauce. (Kroger had fresh broccoli bunches on sale for $1.00 each – you can’t beat that!). Oh, speaking of sales – JOANN’s had some pretty nice things on sale; ended up buying some really pretty paper napkins for Thanksgiving – I know: it’s too early, but wouldn’t YOU buy them at 50% off? That made them something like $1.50! When I was at Krogers they were clearing out their summer stock and I got a nice pair of rubber flip-flops with cloth in-between-the-toes thing: 75% off – paid $1.25!!! Such a deal! I like wearing them all year ’round in the house. I’m just sitting here happy over the good deals today – as you know if you’ve read my blog for any amount of time – I’M FRUGAL! (and I’m proud of it!).
Today has been a nice, quiet, peaceful day around the house: right now the whole family is home AND they’re all getting along just fine! Amazing! I’m just basking in the CALM right now (knowing full well that it could be shattered at any given moment by boys who don’t always get along). I know … count your blessing (while you have them!)!
Not much else new right now; have about 18 Premie hats done right now (these are the ones that will go in the second shipment to Save the Children foundation). Just love the fact that you can knit them quickly, try to find new/innovative yarn stitches/combinations, etc. and still have fun doing it! (I realize, of course, that eventually this enthusiasm will fade, but for right now I’m having FUN!).
Hope you’ve had a great day: remember to relax a little and do something YOU like doing (or, have a small treat!) Of course, while filling the little bags with the stitch markers & candy bars I HAD to inspect the candy bars to make sure they were of the best quality – they were!
ps: I should also say Thank you, Lord – the whole family is in good health right now!!! THAT’S a blessing!