Monday, April 29, 2013

The Wedding Day Approaches...

My daughter is getting married in less than a week. It's exciting, it's wonderful, it makes me nostalgic.

Wasn't it just last month she was toddling around in her fuzzy pink sleepers? Wasn't it a couple of weeks ago that her brother chopped off her bangs right before a big family reunion?

It was surely just last week she was graduating from her high school with the highest average of the class, and applying to study English and history in university, much to the chagrin of her science teacher. But she was well aware that, all talk to the contrary, one could actually get a job with an English and history degree, and that's what she wanted.

Which means it was yesterday that she began her career in publishing and met her fiance.

On Saturday, she'll be embarking on another new path, with someone she loves to walk beside her.

I probably won't cry at the wedding. I'll have done that this week, when I'll be remembering all these things, and more.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crafty Recycling

The son of a friend of mine is in the school archery club. They have a lot of broken arrows. Rather than just throw out the broken arrows, he saw potential and in doing so, came up with something useful and ecologically excellent, as well as a way to earn some money. He turns the broken arrows into pens! Here are mine. More are available on Etsy.

I've been doing my own bit of crafty recycling. When my mom downsized recently, I was given several small balls of leftover wool that I'm making into squares for an afghan. I don't know what it's going to look like when it's finished, but it's better than throwing it all away!

And I used a piece of leftover fleece to cover a chair to keep cat hairs off it - only to discover it doubles as kitty kamouflage!