have asked where I have been, I figured I owed those of you who still read an answer. All is fine, I have just lost all blogging mojo, I will leave the account up in case I change my mind but for right now I shall be silent
Today is No Bra Day---that has to be the single most stupid thing I have ever heard. Some young woman can go braless, but I know way to many who should never leave the house without a bra, yet everyday is Braless day to them!!! I think Mom would flip over in her grave if she knows about this one!!
the boy in the next picture is Peyton---from the The Peyton Heart Project Today is his angelversary and I wanted to honor him, having been a victim of bullying as a child I truly support this program with everything I have No CHILD should EVER be bullied!
And lastly today is my sister Christine and her husband Scott's 31st wedding anniversary, I was in the wedding, Tom photographed it, It was a spectacular autumn day!!!
Thank you Ria for taking the time and effort to acknowledge Carla's win and generosity in regifting her win to Jill Kubin. She is a sweet and generous women and deserves accolades for her giving heart.
Gave my daughter fistfuls of orange hearts yesterday to scatter around the monastery where she works. Always working on even more.
Update on the shawl contest that I was running for #PeytonHeartProjectToday I picked the winner, and because of time differences etc just heard back from her now. We had a wonderful chat on the phone. A very lovely lady, truly charitable at heart, does not want a big fan fare about what she does for charity and wishes to remain semi-anonymous. I can tell you her name is Carla,she did not share where she lives, she crochets small hearts and disperses them everywhere she travels which she does a lot for her job. She even gives packages of them to family and friends to disperse while they travel, so her hearts could show up anywhere at any time. She is also involved in several other organizations that have to do with charities, and feels that" giving is the only way to be truly living" In spirit with her charitable nature she has asked me to donate the purple shawl (the one that she chose) to Jill Kubin the founder of the PeytonHeart program. How nice is that. So tomorrow Jill I will be sending hats to Emily and will include the shawl with it. Carla---thank you so much! Thanks to all who have participated and I may do this again in the future, just remember that one little heart can make a huge difference in someone else's life.
well tomorrow is the big day, I will pick the winner of the shawl thanking you for your heart donation,it still isn't too late. You have until midnight tonight to email me your photo of 20 hearts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have been knitting and crocheting, it does keep me semi sane although I am really glad I have given the lacey beaded shawls a time out, just not in the mood for them
There are now 4 punkin hats, and many many more hearts have been mailed, the scarves are for grandgirl Columbia, and the yellow and black is my NFL scarf! There is always something on the needles or the hook here at LovinComfort Knits
I know I have been quiet. I can't explain it-----I feel weighted down by the world and I can't figure out why. I think it has to do with the future for Tom and I which isn't rosy at all. There will be many struggles since we are not prepared. It could be the hard times some of our family is experiencing, it could be health concerns but what ever it is my game plan each day is to hide in my closet and block out the world. Since there is no room in the closet I just tend to nap a lot.
The contest for the Peyton Heart Project ends on Friday---remember to send me a picture of 20 hearts to be entered in the contest. Here are the shawls that you can choose from.
It came, it went I surrendered too it, some remembered, some forgot, but I was still blessed with lots of love and many many kind wishes.
I had breakfast with my boy---I am so honored that we could sit and talk for two whole hours, I truly love spending time with him and being his mom
I talked to my girls and had a video from Miss Maisie, if I can I will add it at the end here. Debb had sent a beautiful tea pot charm made from a vintage bead she got at a Huntsville, AL craft show, it is so pretty, I have to get photos of it. They are great daughters and I am so proud of them and love them so much
Tom went on a quest for a certain gift for me and found out he still couldn't afford it, he was a bit crushed and felt like he failed but I was not expecting it and was very happy with my flowers and my truffles. He also made a phenomenal dinner of lobster, and salad and baked sweet potato with german chocolate cupcake for dessert.
Ria made a whole POST about me! Thank you so much dear friend
A group of my knitting pretend friends sent me a box of Cheryl's Autumn cookies, another friend sent a gift card to WEBS, I truly have no complaints
Anticipating this birthday was hard, but now it has come and hopefully many more will follow and they will be the icing on a very sweet cake!!!
Sorry I have been so quiet, Tom has been home which throws everything off schedule and I am fighting a bit of depression---first approaching birthday EVER that has left me feeling depressed---Keeping on knitting and crocheting to combat it, Want to wake up and it be OCTOBER already!!!
Here are some pretty pictures for you since it is Eye Candy Friday!!!
Just a wee bit of an update to let you know that I have hundreds of entries, I have tried to respond to all of them but I am not sure I did. I do appreciate that you are all being so generous with your time and craft and helping this worthy cause. I usually make my hearts and send them to Morristown NJ ready to be distributed to those who can get out and physically do the job. Today I placed my first heart myself while I was out ===can't wait to see if it makes it to a Facebook post. There is still time to enter, every picture of 20 that you email me (email@example.com) gets you an entry into the contest. If you are the lucky winner you will have a choice of 3 shawls that are pictures on the September 9th post.
Coming one week from tomorrow-once a birthday slut, always a birthday slut!
I tweaked my knee last Wednesday, I noticed last night and today it is finally starting to improve, it allows me to put a little more weight on it which is a good thing. Especially since the husband left the kitchen a disaster after last night's dinner and I have to go tackle it, but first some knitting time ---it has waited this long!! KNIT ON!!
I am a total dolt, yesterday I got out of bed, tweaked my knee----the very bad knee and haven't been the same since. Lots of couch time, lots of knitting time but getting up to use the bathroom is obnoxiously painful. what can you do---if it isn't one thing its Tom's mother!!! What am I knitting A shawl called Telluride in an unidentified, bulky black tweed yarn sent to me by Sue Gagnon, it will be a charity shawl but I LOVE the lace pattern, an all garter shawl from Laura Aylor called First point of Libra which I like a lot, It was a MKAL meaning mystery but I made my final choice after all the clues came out, (by the way it has a lot of black in it) and the NFL KAL for my football team whose colors are black (yup) and gold. I also have some toys for charity and my little hearts. My queue on Ravelry is growing by leaps and bounds. Everyone keeps coming out with new things and I keep thinking I must knit that. Another post I missed this week is what foods are you looking forward to with Autumn coming. I have lots but with all of Tom's dietary no no's most of them won't happen. I will post what I miss
homemade sauce and meatballs
butternut squash soup
Cassoulet with beans and sausage and beer
Kielbasa and any type of sausage with cabbage (red or green or kraut)
A dish Tom made with chicken and grapes that was so good
Split Pea Soup
I could order them when we go out but we rarely go out because he doesn't have a clue how the foods he orders are prepared so he would rather stay home, he can't have wine, beer, tomato, fish stocks, or any ferment sauces and who knows what they put in things. He absolutely can't have MSG and it is listed under so many pseudonyms now we have to be extra careful.
Oh and I forgot chocolate, the only chocolate he can have is white===so no brownies, cupcakes, birthday cake (mine was always chocolate) and nuts---so no nut bread, or pumpkin bread, or cinnamon struesel with nuts or pecan anything.
You'd think we would be skinny as nails but that truly isn't the case!!!
Oh well enough of me-----KNIT ON! PS thank you for all of the kind comments to yesterday's post, a card has been sent and the attempt towards reconciliation made, but I was never the one who was angry or upset, it is all up to her now! It will never change how I felt about her or her mom!