When you're the editor of a cross-stitch magazine, you always look forward to the mail and email. With regard to postal deliveries, I have the best job in the world. When stitched projects arrive, I have to hold myself back from tearing the packages open. I have to open my mail with extreme care because of the carefully stitched linen that might be inside. Email is also fun to open about 90 percent of the time (the other 10 percent are the emails reminding me of deadlines!).
Suggested retail price, $10
These shoelaces will not only spruce up your sneaks, but they will help an important nonprofit as well. These laces come in a wide variety of colors and would make an extra-special Valentine's Day gift.
Doug and Myla Kreinik created a line of brightly colored shoelaces to honor their son. Here is their story:
"C.A.K.S. Laces honor Charles Austin Kreinik who took his own life at age 28. In the end Charles was affected by physical pain, alcoholism and depression, but in brighter days he was a gifted person with a quirky humor and generous spirit. You could even spot that in his clothes: he loved wearing unique, patterned socks and bowties. Suicide dimmed that life."
Part of the proceeds from sales of these laces benefit a fund aimed at suicide prevention, addiction counseling and grief support programs.
Purchase C.A.K.S. at your local needlework shop or visit www.kreinik.com.