There is a site I truly adore. I adore everything about it….the aesthetics, the mission, the beautifully honest and charming way she speaks about everything that is who she is, what she makes, why it is important to her, her products and her wonderful sporadic blog (I gather she is quite busy!). “She” is Lea Redmond and she is refreshing and so great! Her site is filled with her products and many free projects – my favorite is one of her conceptual knitting projects called the “Sky Scarf“, in which you knit a row of whatever color the sky happens to be everyday; at the end of the year, you end up with a 5 foot long scarf that is a visual sky calendar of the past year.
One day while looking at her blog, I happened upon a link that generates a crossword puzzle with your own words! -You also write the hints (obviously)! Such a fun thing for birthdays, holidays…..or any day! Kids love it because it is all about THEM!! — and you can make the answers as simple as can be, so even a 4 year old can enjoy something like this as long as an adult is there to fill in the blanks! NOTE: Sit down and come up with a list of questions and answers first – then go to the site and plug in your answers & questions!
** #2 across “An old ______ injury makes Eleanore’s (me) back hurt sometimes.”
Answer: Bullfighting (I have an old bullfighting injury that makes my lower back hurt – but only about once a year…..and it is waaaaay cooler than having an old tennis injury! When I was pregnant and hurting because of it, my OBGYN just looked at me dumbfounded. I said “I was not fighting a bull yesterday! It was 15 years ago – in Spain no less!!” …..my explanation didn’t seem to make a difference.)
Enjoy your weekend!
By Eleanore Macnish