Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Bunny

It's been a busy baby year every where I turn. One of our teachers at work had her first child back in March - a sweet little girl.

I thought I would try a project that would take less time than a quilt since it was the busy time of year for us. So I chose this cute yo-yo bunny pattern by Indygo Junction thinking it would work up quick. I love their stuff.

I used sweet 30's prints for the yo-yo's and I particularly like the pink plaid for the paws and inner ears. The large and extra large Clover "Quick" Yo-Yo Makers were the perfect sizes for this project and I made a few every night while watching television.

I did begin to wonder if this was going to be quicker than a quilt, but I eventually got it finished.

Instead of buttons for eyes, I cut some small pieces of black felt and stitched them in the same way I would have sewn in the buttons.

A final plaid puff made for a fluffy bunny tail.

I hate to say that she didn't receive the gift until July, but it was just in time for sweet baby girl to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dear Mr. Woods -

I just want you to know how much I appreciate your considerable efforts to return my purse to me. It was stolen from me at Wal-Mart two weeks ago and I felt so stupid for having turned my back on it even for just a few seconds. I was mostly upset that night because my dog was in the car and I was afraid someone might drive off with her. But thankfully that did not happen.

The stolen credit cards, driver’s license, phone, and checks have all been replaced. I have changed the locks on my house and had my car ignition reprogrammed. While time consuming and costly, it was not that difficult to do.

Often it is the loss of the little things, the more personal things, that make us feel most violated: the little pocket knife given to me by my mother who is no longer with us, my one-of-a-kind key chain, a favorite wallet that suited my needs perfectly. You have allowed these things to come back to me.

The return of all of my keys reassures me that no one will be taking my car in the middle of the night or be coming to my house when I’m away.

The return of my Social Security card (that I didn’t even know was in the purse and made me both horrified and relieved to see was still there) gives me hope that my identity is intact and safe.

The return of my jump drive that had work files on it relieves any anxiety that I am missing important information.

Having these things in my possession again has restored some peace of mind and for that I am grateful. You are an honorable man, sir. May God abundantly bless you because of your kindness.

Mr. Woods retrieved my purse from the side of the highway today while picking up cans. He found my business card inside and called my work. He then drove my purse to the police station for me to pick up later in the day.