28 September 2020
25 September 2020
Sorry to be an angry downer today, but this is the birthday of one of my dearest friend's mother, and she is gone because she was a victim of Covid-19. My friend is hurting today, even more than usual, because she never properly got to say goodbye, like so many others.
I posted this on Facebook, and I'm copying it here, because I want to make sure that even if I am preaching to the choir, people know and remember.
I hope that all of you will have a good weekend, and that on Monday we will all be able to laugh at the goofy answers I have for the questions you have all been lovely enough to post. Take care. xoxo
23 September 2020
Hello all, I hope this first full day of autumn finds you well (or, in the case of Alison and others in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope your first full day of spring finds you well!).
21 September 2020
18 September 2020
I am feeling quite pleased with myself at the moment, because I have completed a project for Christmas gifts that means one entire family is already marked off my list!
Project: KJPO Hats (Ravelry link)
Pattern: Olmsted Hat, by Jaclyn Salem (also a Rav link)
Needles: Size 4US
Yarn: See each individual project. Everything was leftovers from previous projects. Except when I used yarn that remained from my Crazytown Cowl (which was DK yarn to being with), I used two strands together to make the DK weight needed for the pattern.
16 September 2020
Here we are again, for Unraveled Wednesday with Kat and others. Be sure to visit the link if you are curious about what everyone else is making and reading.
I'm pleased because this week I have a HO (Half-finished Object) to show you:
14 September 2020
No one will ever be able to say that anyone in our house did too much this weekend. Other than getting dressed, feeding everyone, and the necessities of Hamlet's "toilette," no one did anything requiring effort. Which is fine, but the addition of really really really nice weather all weekend took it to a new level.
Though Milo the Koodle started early, on Labor Day weekend. My houseplants live in a space where they are across from a window, but don't get a ton of sun. So I try to remember to place them on the windowsill on extra nice days to soak in some extra sunshine. Labor Day weekend was another nice one, so I set the plants out to enjoy the holiday. Then someone else decided that *they* wanted to sit in the sun too ...
Anyway, this weekend relaxing was taken to a new level. We have Pip doing some extremely dramatic lounging.
11 September 2020
If you know me, you know that I really really really really cannot stand the f-word. I get so sick of hearing it all of the time, but realize that most people now use it regularly without even thinking. I won't go into further detail here about my feelings, but I am writing to let you know that I have made a one-time exception.
- good for all skin tones
- proceeds go to Black Lives Matter
09 September 2020
How is your week going so far? Mine has been uneventful for the most part, though yesterday was a day at work and let's just call it one of those days you hope to not repeat anytime soon and leave it at that.
Our Labor Day weekend was really enjoyable, full of nothing really out of the ordinary, but such nice weather you were glad to just be able to be. Saturday I had a haircut appt, and I was actually kind of disappointed that they were ready for me right when I got there. I had been sitting in the shade outside the salon watching the world go by, and it was quite enjoyable. Having said that, it was even more enjoyable to get my hair cut!
Today I am happy to join Kat and the others for Unraveled Wednesday. As usual, I've been doing a lot of reading, but my current book is especially interesting:
07 September 2020
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Like so many things this year, even Labor Day is changed. For a lot of us, it's another day at home, doing what we can and trying to stay safe, not just for ourselves, but for our loved ones.
One thing that has not changed is the meaning of Labor Day. Maybe this year we even realize it more than usual, because for some people there has been no staying at home and/or working from home. They have gotten up every single day and gone to work not just so we have health care, but so we have groceries, mail service, public transportation, trash pickup, etc. And yes, they are heroes, but they are mostly brave because the majority of these "other" workers have little or no choice.
So - even though many of them are working today - let's still keep a thought for the people who keep things going all of the time. For as awful as things are right now, they could be a lot worse if these Laborers didn't go to work.
Enjoy your day however you can, and remember to thank others.
01 September 2020
Sigh. I have not worked on my cross-stitch for a couple of weeks. Most of the time, I spend time with it on Saturdays. But on Saturday two weeks ago, I didn't feel that great, and this past Saturday, I got involved in other things. I did however, make a tiny bit of progress on it one day last week. So here is my tiny contribution to Tiny Needle Tuesday.