But, we all get enough of that on the news, so I would like to share some of the things I’ve been doing this week. I am forever grateful for my huge stash of yarn. I could stay isolated for years and not run out!
I added a couple of inches to my scrap yarn blanket. I am making this using the scraps of a lot of the socks that I have made. You also hold a strand of one continuous color throughout, which I have chosen to be the off-white. It’s Loops and Thread Woolike that I found at Michael’s. The pattern is the “bits and bobs blanket” and it is a paid for pattern on ravelry. It makes a nice and squishy fabric and I think will be a great blanket when done. It will be a long-term project for me that I pick up and add a few rows between other projects.
I also made four more pair of mittens to add to the bag for the children.
Yesterday I made some Easter peeps. It is the “Easter marshmallow bunnies” pattern by Doni Speigle. You can find a link to the pattern on Teresa Kasner‘s blog, over on my side bar.
Teresa posted that she had made one of these peeps about three days after I saw and printed out the pattern too! Great minds think alike! These will go to Miss Piper whenever I can get to the post office again.
I was going through a box of photos on Wednesday and look what I found. This is my handsome husband on June 6, 1987. He worked full-time during the day and went to school four nights a week for seven years to get his bachelors degree. I married a brilliant and very hard-working man. He hasn’t aged much at all but I certainly did.
Piper was meeting with her teacher online yesterday. After that she had a group chat with a bunch of her schoolmates. How life has changed for these children! Who would have thought just a month ago that this would be happening?
Alex made it safely back to Tokyo where he is once again in quarantine. That boy seems to spend most of his life in quarantine in some country or another. He flew from London through Qatar to Tokyo. Tara is finally feeling a bit better. We have no idea if they had the dreaded C-virus or something else, as neither of them were able to get tested.
We woke up to several inches of snow. I think it was on Tuesday but who knows? I’m losing track of the days when I don’t go anywhere! It melted by noon but it was still a shock as it was completely unpredicted.
Dennis is still going into the office every day as he is considered an essential employee. He has a letter he has to keep in his truck at all times in case he gets stopped. His secretary is still sick. She has been sick for almost 2 weeks and was finally tested on Wednesday, but we have not heard the results yet. I haven’t left the house since my last post. The soonest day for grocery pick up at our local Walmart is April 6! I’m glad that we are still OK and don’t really need much of anything.
Last night we met with our Bible study on Zoom. There were 10 of us and it seemed to work out very well. It’s not the same as actually being with them, but it was wonderful to see their faces and hear their voices and for all of us to be able to interact together. Life has definitely gone through some changes recently.
I hope you are all well and weathering the storm we’re going through as well as possible. I am a homebody at heart anyway, so this is not difficult for me. It’s just the stress of the unknown and worry about the other people in my life. I am spending a lot of time in prayer and listening to Christian music and that definitely helps. I have had to wean myself away from watching much news. I’m limiting myself to just a few minutes in the morning and then an hour or so at night with Dennis. I think that is much better for my mental health!
Take care and wash your hands!
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24