Have you ever released a balloon into the air... or lost one accidentally ... and watched it go and go? Well, I walk out into my backyard to check out what all the birdies are squawking about , I figured it was another hawk or vulture, and lo and behold ... is this what is freaking them out? I have absolutely no clue where this balloon came from but it landed on my bird feeder. Weird... I know. Guess I needed a happy face today? It did make me smile .. a lot.
Speaking of smiling, a great announcement to The Yarn Grove. SockItToMe sock yarn from Cherry Tree Hill is on its way. I received an email from them about a week ago, ignored it, then decided to call and chat it up on Friday. I ordered *lots*. In fact, all 31 of their colorways. Stay tuned for much goodness this week.
Boy, I needed a fabric fix as well. I volunteered myself to make a memory quilt for my mom's friend who is turning 80. These 8 ladies, ranging in age from 79 to 91, declare themselves the "beach bunch". So I decided to attempt to make a quilt. Since I also embroider, I have "interviewed" my mom on just exactly what it is that they do/did at the beach, 2x a year. So far I have dominoes, cards and wine. She said make that a bottle please. Well, okay!
I went to InTown quilters, a splendid shop that carries every piece of Kaffe Fassett fabric that he ever birthed. It was a hard decision but once I picked the main fabric, it was easy. So of course, I will show photos as I muddle through this. I know it will be a cherished gift.
Only 5 more days til I draw for the blog contest. One book, Knitting for Peace and 3 skeins, your choice of color, O~Wool Balance... Good luck. Lots of entrys.