Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Recap Of The Year

Snow! Snow! Snow!

I don’t think you can see the snow falling in this photo but it is really coming down outside right now!

So many people online are doing recaps of their year.  I have tried to keep track before but have been unsuccessful. This year I did a pretty good job, although I think I forgot to write down a few things. This might be a boring post for some, but I want to get it in writing here so I can look back and compare it next year. Please feel free to skip onto the next blog if you’re not interested. Here we go!

All knitted or crocheted.

Baby blankets - 14
Toddler blankets - 5
Wheelchair blankets - 7
Full Size - 1
Queen size - 1

Mittens- 118 pair

Shawls to nursing home - 5

Adult Hats - 23
Baby/Toddler Hats - 31

Knitted Knockers - breast prosthetics - 36


Miscellaneous items:
Crochet mini-socks  filled with candy - 4
Crochet Mask Ear Savers - 23
Clothespin Bag (sewn) - 4 
Masks (sewn) - 23
Easter Bunnies - 22
Dishcloths - 12
Dish Scrubbies - 7

Knitted Socks - 13 pair

Knitted boot toppers - 2 pair

Child Knitted Sweaters- size 4 - 5
Child Knitted Sweaters - size 6x - 3
Child Knitted Sweaters - size 8 - 4
Adult Knitted Sweaters - 2
Scarf -1

Crochet Doilies - 2

Personal/Home Use:
Dishcloths - 4
Scrubbie - 1
Boot Toppers - 1 pair
Advent Mini-stockings - 25
Masks - sewn - 4
Dresses- sewn - 7
Cross-stitch - 7 squares ( Sheep Virtues) finished.  I believe there are five squares left to stitch.
Adult socks - 3 pair

Total Items - 421 (counting multiple items in a set such as mittens or socks as one per set, example- (1 pair of mittens = 1 item)

Wow!  That shocked even me. I am so glad I was able to give so many things away this year. And surprise! This year I even kept a few things for myself!

This is a photo of the road and the picnic table across the street. I’m guessing we have close to 8 inches or more of snow so far.

This one is outside our door. I have shoveled three times today already. And have cleaned that table on the right off twice!

It has been snowing since 9:00 last night and it is 3:30 in the afternoon right now. It was supposed to change to rain this afternoon but that has not happened.

I’m staying home except for Chloe‘s walks. Have a wonderful evening my friends.

Blessings and love,


  1. Wowza!!! You've accomplished so much. I don't know how you do it.
    Your snow photos are beautiful. We are expecting rain for the next few days and I've got the headache to prove it.

  2. I am absolutely speechless (well nearly!) at all that you have made this year for charity....incredible Betsy! When I compare with my middling amount of RAOCK makes for the Random Acts of Crochet Kindness FB group I feel quite astounded! That snow looks quite deep...I hope it does not continue otherwise I can see you having to dig yourselves out. I have not found this a boring post at all!! I think you are a star!!! Happy New year Betsy and hopefully a much better one for all! stay safe Amanda x

  3. You are a prolific knitter! Way to go Betsy! Wow that is lots of snow. You beat our snowfall!! :)

  4. Gosh, you are so busy and so generous! Stay warm.

  5. That is an impressive number of projects!!!! Congrats. I'm not a big fan of Ravelry, but I think starting Friday, I'll list my projects. That way I can keep track of my finishes too. Although in 2020 it was a pretty pitiful list.

    The snow is so pretty. I'm sure it makes getting around a lot more difficult, but sure pretty to look at in pictures.

  6. That is an amazing list of items you've made. I believe it works out to more than one a day!!
    The amount of snow you got is also quite amazing. It's so beautiful even if it's inconvenient.

  7. Lots of items made for people and you. I don't that much. I need to finish what I started. That's a lot of snow. 2-3" in CO where Megan's at. Quite rainy today and chilly with a breeze blowing. Indoors except for 2 trips to mailbox. Home most rest of week most likely. Happy new year my friend!🌹☺💜🌹

  8. WOW!!! Betsy! You have accomplished so much in 2020 - and so much of it for charity. So impressive. Hope you are staying warm, cozy and safe in the snow. As Dee says it is so pretty to see, but I know it can be treacherous to be out in it. Take Care!! It is a chilly, grey and rainy day here, but we do not have to go anywhere!

  9. Love you Betsy. May Godbless you with abundance this new YEaar. Healthy abundance! and your list is most impressive

  10. What a wonderful list of accomplishments this year. Your talents and generosity are helping a lot of people. Happy New Year

  11. Wow.. what an amazing list of accomplishments! I only finished a few blankets and not a heck of a lot more.. so no list for me. But I did make jewelry and rolled beeswax candles and did a lot of decorating! That is a lot of snow, my friend. I would like at least one nice snow here.. but not one flake so far. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

  12. You have been absolutely BUSY BUSY BUSY being a good person and blessing so many with the works of your hands and heart! Thank you for being a good piece of this world! That is quite the snow. We're expecting freezing rain and ice, then several inches of snow overnight and into tomorrow, but I doubt it will be anything like that. Right now it's 22° and sunny. Stay well, stay warm, and be blessed, my dear friend! Love and hugs!

  13. You've been very productive this year!
    We lost all our Christmas snow a day or two later. It rained all day yesterday, so there's not even a dirty snowbank left!

  14. Beautiful snowy photos!

    I like how you define success.

  15. Amazing stats! The snowy pics are so serene!

  16. WOW! That is a LOT of work! And to know you gave nearly all of it away is just amazing! God bless you for all you do for others. The snow is just gorgeous. Please be careful walking on the slick surfaces, sweet friend. Happy New Year to you and Dennis!