Monday, February 1, 2016
Rabbit Stitched Needlecase...
This is a small needle case I created for a friend who loves to knit. Inside I put two yarn needles. No photo of the inside before I gave it to her. The Rabbit I embroidered with variegated thread in shades of red which is a favorite color for my friend. This was a simple and quick gift.
It was also easy to mail which is becoming more of a challenge these days with the increased cost of postage. I was mailing a Christmas card to the Netherlands and I had put the required International postage and the extra for hand cancelling. I took it to my local post office to confirm I had plenty of postage for this simple card that was standard size. The postal clerk said, "No!" This won't fit through my slot and it has to go as a parcel. The cost would be $13.30! I said, "NO!!" How very disappointing. A simple, regular sized Christmas Card. I support my post office with weekly mailings and I spend way too much on postage as it is. This may kill my participation in snail mailing. So Sad!!!
We got our 5 inches of rain. We also got a dusting of snow after a wild night of rain, hail, wind, lightening and thunder. It is now much colder than it has been. Our poor heater is working overtime and it looks as if we will go through our 500 gallons of propane in record time this Winter.
Thank you all for your well wishes for Mr. C. We still have lots of sleepless nights with coughing but I do think he is getting better. He actually had to cancel two events this past weekend in order to stay inside and rest. I know he missed Go-Karting with his Lotus buddies. I am guessing they will do it again and he will get to join them.
I'm fixing tacos for dinner tonight as they are one of Mr. C's favorites. Where do the hours in the day run off to? I better get busy. What are you up to for the First of February? I actually got to play for a bit in my room today. I'll share soon. Happy Hearts to You...