I have to admit, keeping up a blog has not been easy for me. I need to get up in the morning, bright eyed and cheery, and hit the computer with my first cup of coffee - guns blazing!
What I do is, hit the back door with two frenzied dogs in tow who are ready to visit Mother Nature in the back yard. THEN get my coffee, then I often try to get back to sleep. Hubby used to bring me coffee in bed EVERY morning, so I thought I could sort of keep up the tradition by taking some back to bed with me.
For awhile that worked okay...but lately I find I am staying awake and not sleeping in. Had to think about why, and finally realized it was the same reason I could not get to sleep at night right off the bat. I listen to my little Shih Tzu, Chuckie, breathe, like I used to do when my husband was sick.
He needs one of those C-Pap machines, or whatever you call them. He has sleep apnea...so he sometimes doesn't take a breath in cadence, and as he is 15 I am waiting for the next one. He's unsteady on his feet and sleeps about 20 hours a day, or more. Can't get him to eat easily, although he does eat eventually.
He also needs a haircut.
Here is my pincushion for the pincushion swap. Every time I see it I crave a chocolate donut! Really. I am tossing in some cotton yarn in blue, my swapee's fav color, a crochet hook, tape, some of Bev's fav yarn, and some Chenille needles in size 13 that I purchased from England. THEY ARE SHARP.
I tried out my own set and poked the tips of my fingers so often it reminded me of when I use to sew. You would have thought I had not woven in any yarn in my entire life! Bloody finger tips. However, if you love Chenille as I do, you can purchase them from John James Needles on line. They are .85 in pounds each...two in a pack in the larger sizes...18 is the largest I have ever seen around here. You can't get those sizes, 13 and 14, in the US.
Easier to thread a size 4 yarn.