With our frozen stash of bell peppers down to zero, I had to pay $2.39/each for a red bell pepper. Each! The green ones are not as expensive, but wow! Hubby said no more until the garden grows. And to grow more, ha ha! Organic items have increased for one store, and they even carry organic brussel sprouts now.
I wanted a doily for one of the kitchen tables, but I wanted one that I could stitch up in an hour or less. One that still said "winter" and not quite "spring." And one that I wouldn't feel guilty for sitting down to make, when I have a room to paint, cupboards to wash down, floors to mop......
Wa-la! It doubles as a dishcloth, so when I want to change out the doily, it has another purpose. It's made with cotton yarn. I crocheted several of these a few years ago, for the Farmer's Market.
I also made these back in 2015 for the Farmer's Market, and every one of them sold but one or two. The mix-and-match cup coasters sold wonderfully too. I had maybe one left.
This year? Well, I have zero of any of the above items made. I have been so busy with putting my home back in order (cleaning every nook and cranny when I can) after so many summers of letting it go. I have knitted dishcloths, and a few sets of pot holders, but I'm starting to contemplate signing up for the market. Doubt is a mood killer. Sigh...
My car trunk is half full of boxes to deposit at the donation station, which will make someone else happy. But before we stop to drop them off, we had to send my car in for a repair. The exhaust. It's been bad for a year, and put last on the list. Hubby and a family member worked on it, and this is the first time he could not fix one of our vehicles. These newer models require a pipe to be cut off. The repair guy said it's quite common.
It's February and the weather today is to be a high of 63°F. It was yesterday too. And will be that nice tomorrow. The ground here is still way too wet to go out and cut downed trees. We can't drive the truck out there just yet. However, Hubby and I have gotten out for few motorcycle rides.