Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Different Kind Of Holiday Tree!

 I saw a couple standing in front of what I thought was a Christmas tree.  However, as I approached it I realized that it is a solar-powered car charging station.  It's the first time I've seen one and not sure that it really is real but it does look pretty authentic.

Holiday lights show that it is indeed providing power from the sun.  Most likely it was power held in reserve as the weather in Vermont today was totally cloudy.  Burlington is second to Seattle for the highest number of cloudy days per year.

This charging station is located at my local health food store.  Likely location as Vermont is known for its health food stores and proud to be very "green".

Yes, I've been knitting and have quite a bit to show you but still have to take pictures.  So, in the interim...............

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blogging Friends Are The Best!!!

Amy and I have been blogging friends for at least 5 years.  I am proud to know her and admire all her talents one of which is card stamping.  I always hoped that Amy might want to send me one of her creations and was delighted when she asked me for my address.  This card is gorgeous.

I collect bookmarks, magnets, etc. with a "dream" message so, this fact unbeknownst to Amy, she had a "dream" message for me.  Well, thoughtful as Amy is, also included in the package was a pair of hand-knit knee warmers for my arthritic knees. 

The package arrived on a day that had proved to be quite challenging so Amy's thoughtfulness really perked up my day.

Check out Amy's blog.  She is a wonderful, mom, wife, daughter, friend and much more.  Her creations are fantastic and she is currently knitting for a charity in each of the 50 United States and she has a map on her blog listing the states that have benefited from her thoughtfulness.  Amy is originally from the U.S. and now lives in Israel.

Sadly, about two months before we met online, Amy was in my town and shopped at my LYS.  How I wish I had had the opportunity to meet her in person.

Hugs to you, Amy.  I'm proud to be your friend.

Happy Knitting!