Things are not all bad. I've been very spoiled in many ways. This'll just be the physical things I've gotten recently, though I won't be able to keep all of it.
First, my friend Dave made the spindle wheel for me. :squee: He even made extra spindles so that I can easily ply up to 6 singles together at once, or work on multiple projects. I'm still working on winding on after I've spun a bit and keeping the wheel going consistently since it keeps wanting to yank the other direction. But I'm making yarn!
Then boxes began appearing at my door.
The gold was purchased, the other two were completely free and a surprise.
I have 5 skeins of that first yarn waiting for my needles and happy fingers to be turned into a commissioned shawl. I have 2 skeins of the second green, it's for a commissioned cowl that will be adorned with the gold beads. A completely new box came with the lone skein of brown, since Knit Picks had a great offer to let people try their newest yarn line. Then I happened across a yarn sale on Ravelry and next thing I knew a little over 6.5 skeins of this (a sweater's worth, wonder what I'll make! :wink:) ended up at my door.
On our anniversary weekend I happened to find the perfect pair of shoes and Lynn knew I'd been looking for them for close to a year so he wouldn't let me pass them up. They are seriously the most comfortable heels I've worn in such a long time!
Thanks to another commission I had yet another box of yarn pop up at my door! 7 skeins of Palette yarn to make cute little crochet peoples!
So there's plenty to be happy about and to have fun with. I can't wait to start playing with some of this yarn either. It's going to be awesome!
I dance in the shadows, Afraid of falling in front of many. I sing in the shadows, Afraid of being heard by any. I live in the shadows, Afraid of what the light may show. Here I exit the shadows, Afraid of no foe. -Me.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -Joseph Campbell
The liar's punishment is not that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe any one else. -George Bernard Shaw
By laughing you do not use up your laughter, but increase your store of it. The more you love, the more you will be loved. The more you give, the more you will receive. -Dean Koontz in Life Expectancy