I don't think you fully appreciate something until you don't have it. I know I appreciate modern conveniences, but REALLY appreciate them after a power outage. We lost power due to the wind storm Friday night around 11:30, and got it back on Saturday around 2:30. Alli did great, thanks to AJ pre-loading Pokemon episodes on the laptops, and on my phone. The lap tops run through power pretty quickly, but I can recharge the phone in the car. I don't think my phone will be the same though. She likes poking at the screen while the movie is playing, and since it's a touch screen phone, my icons got quite scrambled. I don't think she deleted anything, thank goodness.
I took some time yesterday and got sucked into the interwebs - looking for a pattern for a bookmark, I really only meant to check out what was out there - I have plenty of heart patterns saved already, but....an hour later, I turned the computer off and started making hearts. I did find a very pretty pattern that is very quick to make up:
I also dropped of the last Christmas presents yesterday. Dawn is moving into a new place, so I dropped of her afghan to her- finally finished after almost 6 months!!! Maybe it will help the 'new place' feel more like home.
I like how it turned out. It is the pattern for the corner-to-corner afghan that I've made a ton of times, but worked in rows rather than corner to corner - a new twist to an old favorite.
Sandy posted some pictures of Allison playing games with the other kids at daycare. Too cute!
Since I was going in to town yesterday to drop off the afghan, I decided to shop for valentines day goodies for work, and stopped at the Dollar Tree. Score!!!! They had some boa yarn in colors that I use for my gloves for a $1, and one skein of a yarn for a scarf that is just wrapped (the purple on the right.) I made one in red and gave it to Meredith for Christmas. The colors are gorgeous.....maybe for next year's Christmas list? I should get started on handmade items now......(probably not!)