I know through the holiday season it always seems like there is more need and likely there is, but it doesn't stop after the first of the year. Frankly it pisses me off that a couple of the supermarkets locally only have donation slips by the register at this time of year. The one I regularly shop at has them available ALL year long and I give weekly. Giving isn't just monetary, it's a kindness, a helping hand, a ride, an errand, generosity with a smile, a joke, a few words of sympathy or a hug. It doesn't have to be hard or costly and I swear, it'll will make you feel better, I promise. The ability to be able to give something is a blessing in itself, it would seem selfish to withhold such small gestures in times of need and truly irk the gods and goddesses of the world too! :-)
So, we had an uneventful Thanksgiving. Bundled up my Mom and took her out. She finished in under an hour and wanted to get back to her room at the health center. Sigh, while I didn't have leftovers I saved myself the aggravation that cooking a turkey and all the fixings would have caused for such a short meal attention span. Plus the food was darn good at Larks this year in Medford. Miss Mandy and the crew must have a small canine olympics because when we got home you could see she had tweeked her neck /back again. Bed rest and medications began. Yesterday was the first day she started to unkink, but it will take time.
For those that have been waiting, the Wiksten Kimono is DONE and yes, I like it quite a lot.
My first run through is made of a fairly full bodied Japanese linen/cotton blend.
Something drapier might have been nice too. The next one....
I loved the construction. It's pretty clever and easy and with the lining (fine dark brown linen), fully finished! Yeah!!! Instructions good. I do think the small shoulder slant and such make a bit of fitting difference and the sleeve is much more like a regular jacket than a kimono in volume.
I rather miss the traditional kimono sleeve. I might grade this out to be wider next go round.
The last of the cut skirts was finished too. I went down 3 sizes from my first go round and finally have a well fitting one.
The wool blend on this is soft and warm and quite comfortable. This proved to be the perfect Small Business Saturday outfit. (I wouldn't be caught dead out on Black Friday!) The kimono made it out for Thanksgiving too.
I wanted to share a perfectly weird and wonderful little thing a friend gave me. Isn't that so imaginative? You did catch the fox connection no doubt.
This is move week. My mom gets into her new apartment on Friday. I will be there early in the morning directing the movers. Oh joy....at least we have her in before December. It will be a long day.
Well, it was Mississippi after all........
The song for today, is one on my moving day playlist by Boston, a band near and dear to my heart!
Parting shot: The powder room escorts. It's like teens all going to the ladies room en mass...no smoking though!
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