My sister, Twin-K, and her two sons arrived on my doorstep last night and, as she's wont to do, she had gifts in-hand! She had a holiday tin full of sewing stuff for me with this Bizarro cartoon affixed to the lid. Yesterday marked her 11-month quit anniversary, and today is mine. My Quitnet email arrived, right on schedule, this morning: 6745+ cigarettes not smoked in those 11 months, and quickly closing in on $1200 "saved."
One interesting item in the tin is this UCO Automatic Needle Threader made in Germany, complete with instructions -- and my sister is trying to thread a needle with it as we speak! It will thread both sewing needles and larger ones, like darners. It's adorable.
Schedules are made to be amended, are they not? I finished the second sleeve yesterday and they're both blocking now. Karen brought her quilting, so I knocked off half the right front while she worked on one of her sampler blocks. Woo. I'm getting so excited about this -- it's also my symbolic, celebratory quit sweater -- and can feel the momentum building. I do still feel the "heartbreak, pain & lost love" from having to end my relationship with Salem, but I know it was for the best. ; )