Giveaway, Little Doggies
Yo! I’ve been cashing in on some serious summer yarn sales myself, so I decided to throw a party at my Etsy shop to entice thank all my lovely customers … AND … to celebrate little Willie’s supporting role in helpinghandscrafts’ “Christmas in July” Treasury on Etsy. So honored!
Here’s how the sale goes: For every two dog sweater patterns you purchase, you get a third pattern of your choice free. Easy. The sale will last throughout the month of July. And, says Willie, “You can never get started too early on those labor-intensive but so precious Christmas sweaters for your best friend! Me, I just enjoy lolling about in the air-conditioning in my favorite summer-wear.”
(I’ll be adding another new sweater to the bunch over on Etsy tomorrow. It’s all finished, photographed and written up. Just have to type it in and get it posted.)
I Can See Clearly Now
This is the new me, as opposed to the old me, the glasses-wearing me. No, I didn’t get Lasik surgery. I had cataracts removed from both eyes, the left on May 14 and the right on June 4. I went from being legally blind in my left eye to being 20/20 in that one and 20/25 in the other. Of course, I still have to wear reading glasses, and that is a total pain. I get my final check-up on both eyes next week, and I’m kind of hoping the doctor tells me I could see even better with glasses, so I can go back to my trademark ’50s cat-eyes. But it is absolutely wonderful to see everything again without a frame around it, to drive at night, to go to the movies without glasses, to wear eye makeup. The procedule was nothing. If you’re thinking of doing it, go for it.
Peaches ‘n’ Cream
Here’s what’s on our plates lately ~ the best peach cobbler in the world, straight from Southern Living, of course. In summertime, I can’t resist those peachy peaches, so I make this yummy dessert often. Last week April and I made the first cobbler of the season, and when it came out of the oven, piping hot and smelling like heaven, we three devoured the whole thing before bedtime.