I mentioned a while ago that I was the very lucky winner of Kristyn's Christmas Planner giveaway. I'm sorry I've been so slow (been a little poorly due to the evil 'medical condition' lately) in getting around to showing you what a wonderful treasure I received from the lovely, caring, sweet, & and oh so talented Kristyn, but here it is -- at last.
Isnt' it just perfect (although, I retied the bow rather imperfectly ;)? It's even personalized and everything. And wait until you see what's inside.
Just look --- personalized tissues, note cards and can you see that sweet little card in the pocket on the left? The care and thought that Kristyn puts into everything she does is just amazing.
And, a category for everything! Thank you so much K -- you're awesome! If I'm not perfectly organized and ready for next Christmas, I've got no one to blame but myself. Oh wait, that's always the way it is, isn't it ;)?
Anyway, you might remember that I joined Kristyn's Christmas ADVENTure last month, but I was a very bad team player and didn't get one single thing finished by January 25th (the 25th of each month is the target date for completing a Christmas gift). However, this month, I've done better. I did manage to finish another pair of Muggle Socks (above), and also made a Romney Kerchief (below) with the very generous and kind help of Jen over at 'Nutty Irishman Knits' (thank you so much!) who helped me figure out how to make this using Jared Flood's 'recipe' before the pattern was released a couple of weeks ago. And, as you can see, I totally copied her sophisticated choice of colors as well. I'm terrible at choosing color combinations and would never have thought to use these two colors together.
So, I was planning to go out West this week, but our little kitty, Bubba, had an accident and partially tore out one of his claws. I know, ouch!!! It makes me cringe just typing that. Anyway, he had a little surgery on his poor foot yesterday and is all bandaged up and can barely walk, so I'm not about to leave him here to fend for himself all alone. He (and the other cats) have a very nice little home in our laundry room and a doggie door to accomodate their wandering in and out, but Bubba wouldn't be able to run or fight if a raccoon or some other unfriendly critter decided to crash our little territory, so I'm staying home and keeping the little guy in the house until he's well. He's presently under our bed and doesn't seem to want to venture far. I might join him there later ;). In the meantime, I just started this. Knitting lace scares me, so I'm using a lifeline about every 20 rows -- just in case. Wish me luck ;).
♥ ♥ ♥ & angels to you,
P. S. I ran across this quote the other day, and it made me think of Kristyn and so many of the other kind friends I've met here in our lovely Land of Blog ^v^.
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Isn't that good?