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Tuesday, May 19, 2020



This is the theme for 2020. At this time we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that is world wide. There are many rules, among them are keeping at least 6 feet apart, stay at home, wear medical type masks, no large events and many things cancelled. Stores and restaurants have been closed (but that restriction is cancelled and some are starting to reopen.) About 20% unemployment in the country due to all the closings.

It is a dreary story so I am not going to dwell on it. I am doing well. I have not gone anywhere. Period. Yesterday I did go to the clinic to get my finger pricked for a protime test, but it was curbside service. The nurse came out to my van in full safety gear to do the test. My blood is at the right thinness so I can wait a month to have it done again.

I do not have a face mask since I don't plan to go anywhere, but I think I will have to break down and get one in case I do need to go somewhere. The masks are hard to find as most places are sold out. Many are sewing their own masks and I might have to resort to that.

My two Bible study ladies check up on me now and then. One offers to get groceries for me when she goes shopping for herself and her mother, and I order a lot more shelf stable groceries online. I am pretty well stocked up on those things now, it is just fresh stuff my friend has to get for me. Both gals will bring me a meal now and then and that is always a treat as I get tired of what I usually eat every day.

I don't mind the seclusion as it just seems an extension of my usual winter hibernation. I have plenty to keep me busy and no chance of boredom for me. I am working on a new afghan for the next church auction.

I can't seem to get my mind on blogging, however, so I apologize for so few posts. Maybe I can get back on track soon.

Until next time . . . . .

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Update: This afghan and pillow sold for $350 plus $500 in donations at the church auction!

This is a totally different type of pattern than I have done before. It was fun to make.

 If you look at four squares together you should be able to see a light circle, plus the diamond shape in the individual squares. The pillow colors are reversed for contrast, which worked out well as I had just enough black to finish both.

I haven't found out what it sold for yet, so will update later.

I have started another afghan that I hope to donate next year. It might take me all year to make it! It is done in fine yarn and size 5 knitting needles, so there are lots and lots of stitches to be made. It is a good thing it is done in strips as I am doing a lot of correcting mistakes because I counted wrong.

Until next time. . . . .

Thursday, January 23, 2020


Imagine my surprise when I was checking out an online idea post about hiding trash cans and one of those ideas is below.

 Here is the one I did several years ago.

The tables look almost identical in design. Mine looks to be wider.

And here I thought my idea was original. Maybe the person that did the white one saw it on my blog? Anyway, I came up with the idea myself and didn't copy anything.

Mine was not done to hide trash cans, but to hide the messy stuff stored under it. Well, as I look at this picture closer I did have a small trash can in there, where I put recycle things until I made a trip to the garage.

I am still using the table but in my new house I don't need to hide anything so the curtain is in a drawer.

I currently have the wooden decoy duck on the top of the table. The stuffed duck is still there but the rest is gone and there is a book next to it. The pillow is on the couch. I am too lazy to get up and take a new picture. 😸

Until next time . . . . .