As Founding Members of the MSCS (Mutual Sock Completion Society) Donni and I took the opportunity to engage in a little Simultaneous Sock wearing and tea drinking for half an hour or so last night: 8 pm EST and 9 pm AEDST (I'm on Daylight Saving) We managed to wriggle our toes, drink tea and catch the start of Grey's Anatomy wearing our Pomatomus socks!! I enjoy looking at the wondrous scale-like patterns that flow in waves across the socks. It is hypnotic. I want to look at it all the time.... Blasted Hippo Socks, but I don't think either of us would have risen to such completion heights were it not for the MSCS.
My Nan always knitted and crocheted, she made Hobbytex pictures on black velvet and embroideries and tatting and just about every other craft!!! She made me a green table cloth for a little table when I was young, it is green (of course) with little variegated green cotton crocheted lavender ladies in each corner. It has become a little stained after various moves, but I am loath to try and clean it in case I ruin it. She also made lovely beaded jug covers. These are everyday things to use in Summer, not treasured items to be tucked away for posterity. A few beads are missing but otherwise it is still as good as new. You can see my recently inherited crochet hooks. My mum posted them to me along with the jug cover last week. I am going to crochet a jug cover for a friend, I think I will be keeping this one for myself.
Yesterday there was a sale at the BSODL(TM) with 20% off everything. For one mad moment I entertained the thought of attending said sale. I even drove around the car park (and that took 10 minutes to go 50 metres) before reality kicked in. There was no way I could stand in line for hours to buy something. I may have wanted to spend $100 to save $20, but I decided my health and happiness is worth far more than a mere $20. Pshaw to the BSODL's sale!!! I pshaw in their general direction!!!
Harki and Peri has another swim yesterday and then a big run around in the bush. It was quite hot and they came home to have a dip in the paddle pool and then a giant Rip Van Winkle sized nap. (Insert gratuitous Labradors photo as per usual!!!)