Actually, I do have to drive somewhere today, but not far. It's the local Red Cross blood drive this afternoon and I try to donate regularly. Hey, I'm working on my third gallon! Cool, huh?
I have the feeling that, what with this dire flu season, eligible donors are seriously depleted, so if you meet the requirements and are eligible, I urge to consider giving blood. It's really no big deal nowadays, the phlebotomists are so well trained. The worst part of the experience is usually when they take the tiny blood sample from your finger to test your iron levels. But enough about blood donation.
This morning I was surprised to find our curmudgeonly old cat, Fat Boy, atop the kitchen table, making himself comfortable on my pile of fabric. I shall have to give it a gentle wash now before I can proceed with my wedding favor bags, but I still found it amusing. He isn't usually so brazen.
A fun thing that happened already this morning was the arrival of a package in the mail--my yarn from Craftsy for my first foray into their Mystery Knitting Project for February. This is an online class they offer monthly, where one signs up, receives the yarn, and then gets to find out exactly what one will be making. I know it's a shawl, but that's all I know. Hopefully I can manage the pattern, but if I run into difficulties, I can get online support. I think it will be fun. At any rate, I'm feeling adventurous (well, my kind of adventurous!) so here goes. And here's the yarn Craftsy sent--it's so fine, and the colors are wonderful! It would be fun if you'd join me and we could compare notes.
|You can details here for signing up for the mystery project:||http://www.craftsy.com/deals/mystery-workshop-club-february/1756|
I've finally packed away my vintage deer collection--very reluctantly--and I'll be hauling them out to the Christmas cupboard in the barn shortly. I also did another sweep of the house, looking for stray decorations I've overlooked. Isn't it amazing what hides in plain sight? Here's what I found:
How I managed to miss seeing the glittery silvery cone tree I have no idea. It's easily a foot and a half tall!
Oh, boy... I'm really dithering this morning. I expect I had better buck up and get to work. I hope to blog again shortly, as I have more inconsequential stuff to chat about.
I hope your day is going well! I'll leave you with this little message courtesy of Mr. Wickham:
|One of my new Zazzle scripture cards!|