Friday, June 13, 2008

Thirteenth Post on Friday the 13th

It's a good thing I'm not superstitious or I would have waited until morning. But I'm so pumped over these Tawashi Blossoms that I just can't contain myself. Unbelievably quick to knit and very cleverly designed, even though my flower beds washed away I'll still have flowers!
I'm sure the folks at Ravelry are going to get fed up with my Tawashi projects, but this is so much fun I can't contain myself. My KIP bag is loaded with supplies for more blossoms for KIP day tomorrow ... these are a totally cool and useful item. I hope to do three or four to hand out to interested passers-by!
Something awesome is coming up for us homebodies ... on Saturday, June 14, 2008, my daughter and I have main floor tickets to attend the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a proud supporter of Michigan Public Radio, I always donate at both the spring and fall pledge drives. This past April, just as I was balancing my checkbook and trying to calculate an affordable gift for the season, the radio station announced a special opportunity. For a generous donation, a few lucky people could have a pair of main floor seats AND attend a post-show reception in the Auditorium lobby. Let me tell you, I was on the phone within ten seconds ...
At some point, I will feel guilty about the large price tag, but not this week. You see, June 14 is my late husband's birthday. He passed away on April 30, 2007; last year on his birthday I think my daughter and I were still in shock at our sudden loss. This year, we're a little bit better, but we also know that he would have doubled our pledge to take another couple along with us. I can't think of a more appropriate way to celebrate his life than to support National Public Radio, and to enjoy the wonderful music and unique humor of Garrison Keilor's A Prairie Home Companion. DD hopes to get an autograph from Fred Newman (the sound effects man on many of the shows); I hope to introduce her to a little of the cultural experience offered by Ann Arbor during its Summer Festival.

1 comment:

adhdknitting said...

Hey there, love your flowers. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Gail