Look what Mom made me! She sewed me this gorgeous fuchsia wool cape! She lined it with soft, cozy black fleece. It's very warm and will keep the wind out. And, bonus for me, it will be much easier to get in and out of it than my winter coats, what with the trouble I still have with my shoulders. I LOVE IT!
I wore it home from work and, on the way to my car, I noticed that it had pockets. I stuck my hands inside and ... HELLO ... there was something in there! It was 3 acorns and one had separated from it's cap. Mom knew I was looking for some acorn caps to fit on top of some needle and wet-felted balls I had made. I tell you, oak trees, hence acorn caps are not easy to come by in this city. In fact, I haven't found any yet. I even checked out the Peterson Garden on College and Preston (it's a tree garden, with all kinds of varieties ... but no acorn producing oaks). If anyone knows of a place where I can find acorn caps before the snow falls, please tell me! I would like to make a whole bowl of little felted wool acorns. I've seen pictures and they're so cute! Take a look here, here ... and here. If someone can find me some acorn caps, I'll gladly make you a handful of woolly acorns, too. Doesn't the natural acorn with the little hole in it look like a mini birdhouse?
It has been CRAZY at work and, hopefully, things will mellow down to some form of normal after this week. No wonder I'm exhausted. Everyone in my office is, I'm sure.
I know Ricardo is in town right now! All the way from Costa Rica! We look forward to seeing him. I hope Kathy, Darrel and Lynn are planning a family event (hint hint).
On a tragic note, I was so sad to read in today's paper that Brad McKaig has died. He had such a nasty cancer. He was only 2 years older than me. Too young to be gone.