"I think it's a basic truism of our species that we grow to the extent that we can participate in other people's growth." (Miram Polster, In Sweet Company)
I sent out a bunch of packages last week, and I think everyone has received them now, so I can post this photo of a finished felt pumpkin. I made eight of them, from various colors of orange and rust-colored felt from recycled sweaters. I used a conglomoration of these two patterns. I sent one to my Sister Swap partner, one to each of the swap organizers, one to my mom, and one to my sister. I kept a couple for myself!
In I'm-getting-old news, I think I'm getting arthritis in my fingers already (I'm 43). A physical therapist doing free massages at my health club suggested soaking in epsom salts, so that's what I'm doing tonight. (I found some nice lavender epsom salts at Walgreens.) I have some pain in my knuckles, plus they're starting to look a little bigger. I can't be having senior citizens' diseases before I get my children!
Mom and Amy, do you remember this saying that Uncle Fran used to say all the time?