I really have no idea what to put in my last blog post for 2013. I was scrolling through my pictures came to this one which I've never posted because it's kind of uneven and squirrely (ha!) and I was just messing around with yarn and truthfully, I thought it was just a dumb, mediocre, uneven knitting swatch that would go the way of the trash.
Tonight, though, it seems appropriate, as does this bracelet I got from my family for Christmas. It's a "T" and it's meant to stand for"Togetherness." I was so touched by that. "T" isn't the first initial in my name and they actually did have that but they got T to make it more meaningful! I even used it the other day when Junior and sister were fighting. It was GREAT! "What does this stand for? Did you mean it? Ok, then how can you practice togetherness?" I guess that guilt inspired intervention won't fly too many more times but they've been off school a while so really, I think I can be forgiven since I was pretty close to locking them in separate bathrooms.
And I just had to show you this bag that Husband got me for Christmas. He'd been spying on me looking at it on the computer! I had no idea I was being watched. I was at a John Lewis' website several weeks ago, I believe, looking at Orla Kiely wallpaper (yes, I do have that habit, we all know) and I he said I looked at it for an iordinate amount of time (something was probably in my eye but that's neither here nor there.) I was gobsmacked when he gave it to me - absolutely shocked. It's the briefcase of briefcases for us ladies who refuse to wear navy blue pumps. Fits the computer, matches everything in the entire world, including the cat.
And speaking of togetherness, I'll end with this project that Bubbles and I did, just the two of us while Husband was on call. She's been asking for a loft bed forever and begged for this one for Christmasa. We got her the Ikea Strora. I taught her how to use a drill, hammer, level (not that you really need all of those things - I used a Alan wrench attachment in my drill.) We spent about 7 hours on Saturday and 4 on Sunday but we did it! I was SO impressed with the quality of the wood, which is stained, not painted, white, and how every bit fit together so well. Great quality control and every so sturdy. It doesn't look great now but I'm sure in a couple of weeks I'll be wishing I could have one, too. Now, we just need to get her a double bed mattress and she'll have the perfect rampart from which to throw/squirt/ swing things at her brother. Happy New year, all - thank you for reading and your continued emails and Pinterest following! Love, Pink