Over the weekend I put the finishing touches on another mile-a-minute afghan. This one was also designed to use up scraps - a lot of them left over from when I had to order more yarn to complete the earlier mile-a-minute (it's the galloping ick!!). I've also ordered enough yarn to make two more - one will be grey with black 'centers' and the other will be black with ivory 'centers', not quite so colorful perhaps but I think they will suit the people I'm gifting them to. More additions to the Christmas box!
I don't normally put too much of a personal nature on this blog but today I am going to make a small exception if only to tell you not to leave something that's happening in your body in hopes that it will go away. Seek medical help and don't worry about wasting their time. Last week I had an area of concern removed from the underside of my tongue. I'm assured by the specialist that it's 'pre-cancerous' and even if it isn't, it was caught in time (concrete results in 3 weeks time). I have stitches and am relying on the skills that Resident Chef uses with the blender to make me something I can eat. Some of it doesn't look too appetizing but at least it tastes good! I've had French toast, beef stew, potato soup, and this morning I had quiche. All pureed of course. Makes me a have a whole 'nother appreciation for what babies have to eat!! All this, not to upset you or make you concerned about me, but to ask you to please not wait to have something checked out. Early intervention is the key here and something I'm grateful to have known.
- THIS is an adorable little bee pattern some of you might like.
- If you're interested in vintage needlework designs, perhaps you might enjoy reading THIS post and checking out her links.
- THIS link gives you all sorts of fun ideas for stitching fillers.
- I normally try not to send you to links for commercial items but I have to say that THESE caught my eye and they're worth just having a peek at!
Today's quote..."The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Love generously. Leave the rest to God"