Thursday, November 20, 2008

Julie's Coming Home Today!!

Just a quick note. Julie's coming home today. We're on our way to Denver to fetch her. I'm soooo excited. She's coming home for good and we couldn't be happier.

This will be the first Thanksgiving and Christmas in 6 years that we get to spend together. There couldn't be a better Christmas present under the sun!

Tony and Mauss were supposed to come along, but after much agonizing and soul searching it was decided that Mauss should be adopted out. It was just too much to try and get her on a plane. Poor kitty... I know that it is better this way. So, Tony is going to find her a new home and then he'll be on his way too! We should all be together for Christmas! I can't wait. Corky is so excited!

Well, I had better get myself in gear. We're stopping to see some friends outside of Denver then it is off to DIA... We've about a 4 hour drive ahead of us and then have to turn right around and come home. A long day, but more than worth it!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Knit One, Save One

I just taught myself how to knit! I have been searching for a new "passion" since having to give up Counted Cross Stitch due to a severe lack of cooperation from aging eyes! I have dabbled a little bit in Scrapbooking, and while I enjoyed it I just didn't get that "feeling" one gets when they're doing something they love.

I loved Cross Stitch. It was relaxing. I made beautiful gifts for people. It made me feel creative and was certainly time well spent. Well, guess what? I get the same feeling from knitting! I love it! I'm always thinking of what I want to make next. I'm addicted to yarn, much the same way I was to floss! It just feels right.

Now for the icing on the cake.... I found the perfect charity to knit for this season! It lets me contribute even though I lack any real skill at knitting just yet. It is through and is called "Knit One, Save One". We're all knitting hats for new born babies in third world countries that will be included in kits given out to new mothers. This small gift gives these babies a fighting chance at survival. All donations are going to a central donation center (Brooklyn, New York) with a gift tag attached to each hate. We're also including a letter to President-Elect Obama. This is a wonderful, non-partisan cause, that is inexpensive, easy to do and has the potential to save a life!!

I made my first hat for this project and was so surprised at how easy it was. I hope anyone who can knit or crochet will give donating to this cause some serious thought! I know that I will be making many more of these little hats and sending them on their way to warm those tiny little ones who need all the help they can get.