Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and last day of May! Over the weekend, I ventured up to Dog House Yarns and I came home with a little kit so that I can try to craft a little felted JRT to go with the big ol’ felted basset I was gifted.
Close one eye and squint… we can pretend that’s a JRT, right? Oh well. It’s similar enough that *IF* I get the hang of felting at all, I MIGHT be able to get the right colors and craft a JRT… maybe?
And someone wanted to see the sand made from jeans yarn. There it is. It’s not a very exciting photo, but I’m hoping it will yield a great little neutral shruggish-vesty-bolero thing I can get a lot of use out of this summer and beyond.
Before I forget, Gretchen
is whining has a few questions for the dog walkers out there.
Now, for the thankful part. My girlfriends don’t get enough press. Today’s a little bittersweet… one of them is moving away. Now, I know our community is rather transient, what with the University and all, but the Knight and I are both natives, and I’m really good at denial as a coping mechanism… That, and as much grief as I give podunk, I really wouldn’t want to permanently reside anywhere else. We’re not far from the mountains, the ocean, a couple of big cities, and yet we’re fairly rural. Except when I’m shopping, I love it here, and I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t put down roots and stay forever.
I digress. Anyway, it’s been my pleasure to be her friend, to watch her family grow from newlyweds to one, two and now three beautiful children, and two of the sweetest, best-behaved dogs on top of it all. (A Newfie and a Labradoodle) She and her husband have been remarkably supportive of the League and several other non-profits in the community and while I know they aren’t delighted to leave, I’m having trouble not pouting out loud about it.
Yes, we live in an age of air travel and Facebook will keep us connected too, but it’s not the same as a sweet smile, a big hug, or even an eye roll when needed. I am really glad that I got to know her and her family, but they will be missed, greatly.
What are you thankful for today?