My friend Rose from Ravelry has sent me a big hug in the form of a beautiful shawl! As you can see, this lovely wrap drapes beautifully. I love the shell pattern on the edges and the variegated yarn. Rose spent many hours working on this shawl and then she sent it all the way from Israel. Thank you Rose. I love my shawl and I feel blessed to have a friend like you!
Thank You Wayne!
In July, during some of the worst days of last summer, Paul and I had returned from Florida for a few days to prepare a place for my parents after my sister’s death. Our mail had been held at the post office since the third week of June. Imagine my surprise to discover a paper-wrapped parcel addressed to me! Inside I found a beautiful hand-crafted card and this charming set of tiny crocheted dolls. I was so touched that a total stranger would send such a thoughtful gift. The box also contained a cunning little pincushion which I use daily.
In the five years that I have been writing my blog, I have met some of the nicest people! Some friends followed me over from Crochetville and others joined me from Ravelry. But many, many of you have come from places far across the web. I am grateful for all of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wishes of goodwill and comfort.
The Dreaded New Computer
That’s right, I had to do it. I had been putting this off knowing that I would be faced with learning Windows 8.1, not to mention all the other quirks that come with a new machine. But one day I simply could not get anything to come up on the old Viaio. First I tried an iPad but after having it for a week, I took it back. It just didn’t have the feel of my old workhorse! A trip to Best Buy proved to be the right move. The salesperson was fantastic and spent a lot of time explaining various options. I settled on a Lenovo Yoga 2 which can function like a laptop or a tablet. But the grueling period of familiarization is not over yet!