First, the good news: The school auction is over and I have been officially auctioned off for $210! The money raised benefits my kids' school, so it's all for a good cause. :)
I also volunteered to recreate the Communion Cape; that auctioned for $90! So with the crochet lessons and the cape added together, I helped the school raise $300 -- and what a joyful feeling that is!
Now the bad news: our recent eight days of monsoon weather claimed the life of (gasp!) one of my reference books! We discovered the causality this afternoon when we decided to spend some time outside -- my book, my brand new book that I recently finished reading, "The Basic Guide to Pricing Your Craftwork," by James Dillehay, was (sob!) left on my swing and was drenched! We don't know if there's any hope for it right now as it's now in the process of being dried out. Since it is a great resource book, if I can't get the pages to seperate after the drying period, I'll reorder another. It was just painful to see that I was absent minded like that. Thankfully though, it wasn't the laptop, or worse -- one of my prized crochet hooks! (whew!!)
I did get to do a little felting today. And by all accounts, it's no exaggeration with the word "little." I crocheted two swatches of 5 single crochet stitches by 5 rows with the unspun roving and Angelina fibers I picked up at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival. It looks like the cowgirl hat I have planned to crochet then felt up for my daughter is on track; there is hope for this project. And what can be more blissful than hope? ((grins))