The past several days and weeks have been full of small moments when I think "take a picture!" but I've been too busy to blog about it much. Some things have a story, some don't - some I'll come back to again in the future if I can. So I'm giving you a little collage of moments. And the list of squares received from last week on Wednesday Thursday and Friday.
I'm trying to make this quick so I can get to the Y this morning. We went to the Y twice last week plus I did some yard work on Saturday that definitely qualified as a workout, resulting in a 3lb weight loss last week. I'm inching closer but still haven't reached a mini-goal of getting under 200lbs. I still have a little more than a month before the seaming party and I would be very happy to have those few pounds off before facing a ton of people at the seaming party. I'm also getting a hair cut tomorrow. It'll be pretty major because I haven't had a salon appointment in many years. I usually cut my hair myself but decided it's okay to splurge a little when what I really want is an extreme makover. ha
As always, click any picture to see the full size version.
Last week on Wednesday Thursday and Friday we received a lot of packages! In all of those packages we received 266 squares, 2 yarn needles and a bit more seaming yarn. There's a PayPal button in the sidebar now if anybody would like to donate for seaming supplies. Thank You to everybody for knitting squares and everything you've done to help out. I appreciate it VERY MUCH and am excitedly anticipating a lot of mail this week!!
The squares and yarn needles and seaming yarn from Wed-Thu-Friday last week came from the following people:
- Betsy - Covington, LA
- Kelley - Wonder Lake, IL
- Kandis - Harrisburg, OR
- Anita - Great Barrington, MA
- Cheri - Jacksonville, FL
- Steph Cincinnati, OH
- Ruth Ann - Moore, OK
- Linda - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA
- Cheryl - Des Moines, IA
- Paige - Indianapolis, IN
- Knitting Artists of Northern Virginia - Leesburg, VA
- Carolyn - Garden Grove, CA
- Eleanor - Wayland, NY
- Amy - Apple Valley, MN
- Nauda - Melrose, MA
- "Night Ships" knitting group (Ellen, MaryS, Marion, MaryU, Pat, Carol and Nancy) - Ann Arbor, MI
- Barbara - Mashpee, MA
- Sherry - West Roxbury, MA
- Susan - Miami, FL
- Theresa - Eugene, OR
- Anne - Woodbridge, VA
- Lauren - Atlantic Beach, FL
- Leah for Emmanuel Presbyterian Church - Bedford, TX
This batch of mail had so many many MANY sweet thoughtful personal notes to me - thank you every one of you for your thoughtfulness, your wishes for a successful seaming event, and for your time spent on making squares, packing them up, sending them off, and writing dear little notes and letters to include with them. It's your encouragement and the vision of the seaming event that make it possible for me to see this project through to completion because I'm telling you.... it's big y'all. It's pretty darn big!! :)
I might have to take you on a little movie tour of what the den looks like right now! I'll think about that.
So have a wonderful week - it'll be a busy one for us. Kids are starting school. Benny starts 2-a-days in football today. We have visitors coming soon soon SOON! I'm teaching classes (big one on Entrelac tomorrow night) and dyeing yarn.... watch for some pictures soon - but it's so unfair - I'm dyeing for TWIST! And I don't know if Shelly will be taking phone orders! But get this - I'm dyeing Panda Cotton sock yarn (bamboo/cotton/nylon blend) by Crystal Pallace. Yes - you heard that right. The Procion dyes have been ordered and I'm dyeing cotton. I've also made another order for my wool base yarn to sell on the blog. So it's all good and it's all crazy and you get the periodic reports and photos right here!
Take good care of every little thing! XOXOXOX