You all have a box or bag or drawer full of receipts, slips of paper, recipes and whatever else gets shoved in, right?
I decided to go through my box. It was mostly receipts, some dating back as far at 1990! Yep, going through this box was long over due.
I had thought about just tossing everything, but then decided to sort through it first. After all, there might be something important in there.
I’m glad I sorted through that huge box of paper. Besides recipes, deposit slips, store receipts and expired grocery coupons, I found a few photographs:
Learning to brush our teeth. This is my oldest DD when she was about 2 or 3. Notice that “rubber ducky” on the counter behind her? She still loves rubber duckies and has quite a collection of them.
“BEEGLE BUG” was what my youngest DD called Lady Bugs and wanted to be for Halloween when she was 2 1/2. You can’t really see the wings in the photo, but they were made out of cardboard and red and black construction paper.
Baby Snickers! We adopted Snickers when she was just 8 weeks old. She was so tiny. I’m guessing this photo was used in a project one of the girls made because the photo is pasted on a piece of cereal box and cut out in this wonderful circle shape.
Here’s a pic of Snickers in her “long hair” days. As she got older, her fur didn’t grow as long and we kept her face trimmed. She sure looked different with long hair.
Have you heard about Melanie Testa’s Breast Pockets for Flatties? Melanie is a breast cancer survivor who decided against reconstruction. She is collecting 1000 pockets in an effort to get her story on the news. Melanie is also trying to increase awareness and acceptance that it’s OK to be a “flattie”. You can read all about Melanie’s Breast Pocket project here.
This is the pocket I sent in honor of my mom. I chose a pocket from one of my dad’s favorite shirt because my dad was such an inspirational member of her support team. My mom also decided against reconstruction and it was my dad who convinced mom that it was OK. He was also able to prove to her that he still loved her – even without reconstruction.
My mom is celebrating 13 years as a Breast Cancer Survivor!
SCRUMPTIOUS NEW FLOSS!
Have you heard that Sublime Stitching has a new line of floss? There are 63 colors and come in palettes with names like “Prism”, “Frosting”, “Fruit Salad”, “Flowerbox”, “Portrait”, “Parlour” and “Breakdance”. There’s also a palette of variegated floss called “Taffy Pull” and a palette of pre-blended colors called “Mingles”.
I want them ALL!
That’s about it for me for this week. I haven’t done a lot of stitching and I still haven’t finished that Christmas Ornament I started several weeks ago. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day!
Dottie has been such a sad doggie. I found Dottie curled up on the chair that Snickers always liked to lay on. She heard me coming and refused to look at me. See the blurry tail? Guess she thought wagging her tail was better than looking at me. I think Dottie believes she’s the same size Snickers was. She almost doesn’t fit!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!