Just a bunch of random items for this post:
- First and foremost, a mention of the fires in Australia. It’s so hard to imagine, here in the rainy midwest, what it must be like in the midst of the unbelievable destruction. I found myself agreeing with Suse a bit, when she posted that it seemed bizarre, if not wrong, to read shiny, happy posts, while so many are suffering. But really, I’ve often felt that way about blogging. You never know when a reader might be one who has just lost a child, or a job, or just been diagnosed with cancer, or whatever. How frivolous a silly post about pennie pockets, or bunny salads, or crafting in general must seem. I really have no answers except to say that I view blogs as a happy place to escape. Our imaginary world where all is well. A place where one might retreat when the real world is less than fair. There’s nothing I can say that so many other bloggers haven’t already very eloquently said. Suse’s post had a bunch of great informative links. And, if you’d like to help, One Pretty Thing posted a great Australian Charity Roundup a few hours ago.
- A few weeks ago, I was a VERY VERY lucky girl and I won a giveaway from Marsha at Cute Stuff Inside.
Oh. My. Gosh. I wish you could see this adorable little purse and hold it in your hands. It’s all handknit and it’s amazing. The pictures in no way do justice to this purse (click on them for a closer view). I’ve been showing it to my knitting friends and there have been lots of oohs and aahs. And look, when I opened it up, there was a dime tucked inside.
I’m hoping Marsha will tell us the secret behind this dime. I’ve heard several theories, and now I’m really intrigued. Anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH Marsha — I HEART my little purse! (And btw, you should check out Marsha’s blog to see these cute little purses in lots of other colors.)
- Thank you for all of your fabulous comments about my rendition of Monica’s Pennie Pockets. You guys are the BEST imaginary friends ever. I try really hard to answer all of my comments, but unfortunately, right in the middle of all that commenting, my mailbox filled up and comments started bouncing. I did some quick mailbox clean-up, but there are about 15 of you who got caught in no-man’s land, which made it extremely difficult for me to reply to you. If you didn’t hear from me, you were one of those people and I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated your comments — as I do all comments!
- And finally, TheEmptyNestChild would just like you to know, if you need a place to get away from it all, hiding under rugs is really fun.
Besides, it will make the other people in your house really laugh when they walk into the room and see a big hump in the carpet. If you don’t believe him, give it a shot!
Have a good week — and I hope all of you in Australia are staying safe!
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