Now I have a favor to ask. Do any of you have a pattern similar to this that you would be willing to share? It doesn't have to be exact or even the same pattern, just the shape and in a relatively loose pattern. This belongs to my friend Lori and she wants another of the same general shape. It's 14 x 8 inches. I was going to try to duplicate it but it's a machine made doily and the pattern is wacky. I got the center part all done but the ends aren't very easy to do. I could follow a pattern much easier.
Here's Piper outside in the middle of the snowstorm. I think they ended up with about 2 foot of snow. She doesn't like to walk in the snow, she says it's too slippery. :-) But she discovered the joy of snowballs this morning! She was throwing them at Mama and having fun.
I got this packet of thank you notes in the mail for the mittens I took to the school a couple of weeks ago. Aren't they cute? I just love all of their little faces.
Progress on next years mittens. I think I have around 15 or 16 pairs done so far.
Another pair almost finished. I must admit, my fingers are itching to make something else. Right now my concentration isn't that great so the mittens are probably a good idea because I have them memorized by now! :-)
Yesterday my Family doctor said no cruise and that he's writing a letter to try to get our money refunded. Today I saw the cardiologist and he said no cruise and he gave me a letter right then. We did buy the trip insurance so I don't think there should be too much trouble getting a refund. Two doctors writing letters and I didn't even have to ask them, they told me they were doing it. That was really nice of them.
Next Tuesday I'm having an ultrasound of my carotid arteries in my neck to make sure I'm not "throwing blood clots". Sounds gross to me! Ha! My BP is still elevated but not quite as much. My pulse is still way too high. They gave me another new medicine today to help the pulse rate. It's ironic to me. I got the pacemaker because my pulse was too slow and my heart kept stopping. Now I get drugs to lower my pulse because it's too fast. Hmmmm. Last year at this time I didn't take any prescription medicines and now I have a bathroom full. This growing old isn't fun.
I appreciate each of you and your sweet words of encouragement. I know I've said it before, but I am so happy and blessed to have each one of you in my life. Thank you for every thought and prayer you've had for me recently.
I'll try not to talk much about my health issues here because I know that's not what people want to hear. But I wanted to give you an update after my last post. I've lost several followers because they said they read my blog for crafty things, not to hear my problems. If that is you, or you're teetering on the edge of unfollowing me because of this, I'll try to be better. But...it is my blog. This is my life. And this is a blog about my life. Right? I hope I didn't offend anyone.
I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful week and I'll be back soon.
"And He has given us this command: anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister." 1 John 4:21