The red scarf was started during Superbowl earlier this year (and completed). I'm just getting around to taking pictures. The scarf will be donated to Norma's favorite charity ..... The Red Scarf Project. which supplies scarves for orphaned kids. I used Cascade 220 but can't remember the name of the pattern. This is the scarf that is the center picture of my blog banner.
I've been on vacation. I'd like to tell you that I lived up to my blog title and went to the ocean and spent my time knitting. No such luck! My Toyota with only 44,000 miles behaved like a spoiled child and decided that it wanted attention. Some of it was expected and about $800 worth not expected. Get this, $1,500 later the car will be like new. Fortunately for me, almost $600 was covered by my extended warranty.
Folks, I am on a self-imposed yarn diet after that bill. By now, I could work as a consultant on car repairs. Dealing with all this in a short period of time was a little more stress than I wanted.
For years I have wanted the music box that was on my mom's bureau when I was a little girl.
I described it to a friend and he purchased this similar one for me years ago.
The music box plays this song.
I loved it but not the same as the one I was so fond of in my memory.
Recently my mom located the music box in her storage. It is about 65 years old. My sister saw it and immediately wanted it. Nanananananaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......sister, mom sent to me in time for my birthday which was last Sunday. So sister, take comfort in the fact that you got mom's motor home, boat and $30,000 collectible car. Not nice, I know...but just once in a while it feels good to be victorious.
There is storage for rings, etc. beneath the lid. As a child, after my bath and a t-shirt warming on the oven door, my mom would play the music box for me. The song..........
When I first started learning to play the organ, I even purchased this very simple basic sheet music. (and I mean very basic!!!)
I still need to insert my favorite childhood pictures.
Lonely no more.......they have each other on my bureau!