Maryly she knits along

Knitting, spinning, lacework, dyeing, crocheting - musings of a fiber fanatic, determined to try it all if it pertains to fibercraft

Friday, November 16, 2007

I seem to be so slow at getting things posted. Guess that's the Doormouse (yes, the little one from Alice in Wonderland) part of my character. I made it through the craft fair at the local senior citizen's center - actually did a fair weekend's work, especially where my handspun yarns were concerned. They accounted for most of my business. The only negative things was that someone stole a bracelet from my table - the booth behind me had two solid wooden puzzles stolen, and someone in another area lost a piece or two of their merchandise. I just don't get it - what's the point of stealing from a senior citizen? I would gladly have given the thief a discount if they didn't have the price of the bracelet ($15). But they had to steal from me. It makes me both angry and sad. I need to forgive this person, but it's tough today.

I finished the Cabled Christmas Stocking I designed for my class at Michaels. I'll try and get a photo of the sample I made and post it soon. I'll have the pattern for sale soon as well.

Yesterday was my 60th birthday. I have to admit that it was one of the nicest birthdays I've had in a long time. It was a very simple day - not a lot of fanfare, but it was very meaningful to me because I have now entered a new decade in my life. I feel a new sense of joy, like it's a chance to start over in a lot of ways. My sister and my DH both gave me checks to put toward a new car - my current one is on her last legs ... er, tires ... and needs repairs that would cost a lot more than she's worth (yes, I name my cars - this one is Natasha, aka Tasha). I've had her for 11 years, and she has over 138,000 miles. It's time to retire her. Even with a year-old transmission, there are way more things that need to be fixed than I care to pay for at this point. New a/c unit and fan, brakes on all 4 wheels, new locks on both drivers' doors, and new tires all around. I just want to find something that will last me for a long time.


At 9:32 AM, Blogger Knittinreed said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I see it was your birthday!

So a very belated Happy Birthday to you!


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