I just have to tell you all about a sale at Michaels that is just today and tomorrow and it's limited to in-stock merchandise. I received an email late last night about it. All Loops and Threads yarn is on sale 1/2 price! Wow! This is the yarn I use for the mittens, so I woke Hubby up and asked him if I could yarn shop this morning! And this is my haul!
The original price with tax would have been around $93.00. When I told the cashier what I was doing with it, (he asked what I was making), he gave me another 15% off with his own discount. Wasn't that nice? I paid a grand total of $38.54 for all of this yarn. I figure this will make about 60 of the 100 pair of mittens I plan to make for next year. And now I can shop at home for the yarn from my own stock!
I got a text from the school on Wednesday asking if I could make 13 more pair of mittens right now. I guess they had a few transfer students after Christmas. I have 4 of those pair done and hope to have them all done by the end of next week.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about the sale because it's only for two days an it's an amazing deal just in case you had some projects of your own in mind.
We bought this little shelf and bins at Target for under the new T.V. Guess what is in two of the bins? Yarn of course! We hope to hide those cords in the wall soon but it's not a huge priority. There are a couple of birthday cards there on the top. Dennis turns the big 6-0 tomorrow. He is NOT thrilled but I say he still looks as handsome as the day we were married. We're going to Paul and Lori's tonight. Larry and Nita and Neal & Jenny will also be there. We had to cancel our Friday night lake re-creation last week because Paul was sick. So we're doing it tonight with Pizza Hut pizza. I'm making cherry cheesecake, (Dennis' favorite), and we're having a birthday celebration in addition to our "yearning for summer" get together. It's so nice that these friends are all also brothers and sisters in Christ and our summer "playmates" too. :-)
While I did put away the Christmas decorations, I left out my snowmen. After all it's STILL snowing around here. I do love snowmen and especially Olaf from the movie "Frozen". See him there on the right? Piper knows I love Olaf and always tells people he's Grandma's favorite. Love that little girl.
A few more on the lazy susan on the kitchen table.
This is why I feel snowmen are appropriate decor. I just took this out the patio door a few minutes ago. A little bit has melted over the past couple of days but it did snow a little again last night.
Thank you for all of the nice comments about my new haircut. I think I'm going to like it very much. It's fairly easy to take care of and that's the main thing for me. My back is also better after my slip the other day, but I'm still waiting to hear about the MRI. The Imaging place called me earlier in the week but they have to make sure their software is compatible with my pacemaker. Hopefully I'll hear soon. The original issue is still bothering me but I'm very glad I didn't make it a lot worse by slipping on the ice.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe if the weather isn't good where you are. We always have to be careful in the mornings because of the roads freezing overnight after melting a bit during the day. I have absolutely no desire to take any road trips over the mountain passes right now or in the near future.
Since I'm sharing favorites today, (like Olaf) and Dennis' favorite cheesecakeI thought I would share my favorite Bible verse with you today. I hope it blesses each one of you as it does me.
"But those who hope in the Lod will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31