Sometimes I'm bowled over to think that I'm in my 50's. Really. When did this happen? How is it that we go through life thinking that nothing much has changed, when in fact the changes we've seen are crazy-huge. I say this because I went to one of those websites - the ones that tell you about life in the year you were born. If I just look at the financial aspects? Well, hold on to your hats...
Average Cost of new house $12,750.00
Average Monthly Rent $92.00
Average Yearly Wages $4.600.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents
And because this is a blog and requires computers and microchips, I'll tell you that in the year I was born, the Microchip co-invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductors.
It's also the year that Wham-O introduced its hula-hoop, which was equally important to your average kid growing up in the 60's. I loved my ShoopShoop Hula Hoop.
OK, back to today. Besides counting my years this year, I'm also counting my lucky stars that I have such kind and talented stitching friends. This lovely pincushion arrived from my friend Linda, who is both an online and in-person friend. Online, because we met online through blogs, and in person because she lives near enough that we can get together for a stitching day several times each year.
|I love this color combo!|
|And I love the backing fabric Linda chose. It's totally me.|
Thank you everyone, for your nice thoughts about my mother-in-law. As always, I appreciated every comment and consolation.