The sun is out, the weather is perfect. I got to sleep in a bit today and am starting to catch up on some much needed rest. Stress is at an all time high at my house lots and lots of things going on, so I needed some things this week to make me happy. I am usually pretty careful with money, not a big one to splurge, but I did have some fun this week, want to see?
Little Buddy and I had to make a trip to the dreaded Walmart to pick up a spare pair of his glasses, he is apt to break them a lot and Walmart is where his medical foster family bought the cute glasses he wears. So while walking through the plant department, on our way out the door, we spotted this awesome rug. It is perfect for this spot out in my back area. I had a rug here for several years and have missed it. This rug could not be more perfect, and for $49, it was a bargain.
The new Knitscene arrived in my mailbox, I have yet to open it but just knowing it is there for me to look through makes me happy. Do you all read the Berroco Yarn weekly newsletter Knitbits? You can sign up for it by visiting their website Berroco.com. In every issue they talk about their latest designs, trends, and usually have a free pattern or two. Every time I have seen their latest booklet Folio I have been sucked in. I have eyed it for weeks until this week I decided I had to have it. You can buy single patterns from their site for $6, but if you think you want two patterns in the booklet you can buy the booklet for $8 online or in your LYS, much more cost effective I'd say.
I even bought the yarn to make this beautiful sweater. I am in love with it and it is just my style. Don't you think it will be perfect in the creamy raspberry yarn above? This will be next up on my list of things to make.
Here in Florida the art show season is in full swing. Last year I bought this wonderful crochet bracelet at the Tarpon Springs Art Show, which I attended with my lovely friend Cathy. I have worn this bracelet every single day since I bought it. I love it!!!! You wrap it around your wrist a few times, it never comes off, fades or breaks. I swim in it, garden, shower, you name it and it looks good as new. We knew the lovely Kristie who makes these, was going to be here this year, so I had saved up some of my fun money to get a couple more.
I had my sights on a pearl one since last year. Here it is! I love it.
I also bought this gray pearl bracelet. I wear so much gray and white I thought I would get good use out of it. Each bracelet was $35 dollars (and can also be worn as a necklace), well worth it if you consider I wore one for a whole year and it looks as good as new. Could I make these, you bet, but I don't have the time or the energy and Kristie does such a great job. The lovely Kristie, and believe me she is lovely, has an etsy shop I would love to share with you. You can find Kristie here. Pay her a visit, you might get hooked on these too. She also has necklaces and is venturing into leather jewelery.
Seriously what could be cuter than Little Buddy eating agave sweetened icing off the beaters?
A beautiful iris in my front garden.
My back garden is starting to fill in a bit and looks very pretty.
And last but not least is my way to stop the deer from scratching up my baby pine tree. It is tacky, but oh so effective.
Hope there are things making you happy today. By the way thanks for the great response to my giveaway, nothing better than yarn is there?