Monthly Archives: January 2021

2021
01/16

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Life
sheep

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January “fun”

As soon as the sun comes up on these cold days. I love looking out and seeing this sight.  It is so calming, something I need on these days when I have two close family members in the hospital with bad hearts.

 

Right now my husband is in the hospital fighting for his life.  His heart is struggling to pump enough to clear his lungs.  We wait for the daily call from his physician, mean while, we pray the Great Physician will heal him.   We do not know the end from the beginning and pray that God will do what is best for him, knowing that if he is not healed, there will be a great reunion in the hereafter.

It seems life is on hold while we wait.  It’s difficult to want to do the things that usually bring pleasure and I’m not fighting it.  Some of you have been where I am now.   Others have it in their future.

 

 

One day this week, we had the “fun” of power outage for about 12 hours.  It is wonderful to have a roaring fire to keep warm.   However, our son, was outside cutting the trees that fell across the fence line and the road.  I’m so thankful he enjoys this type of work, as it is so needed. He now has the tree removed and the fence and hot wire back in place. The livestock are once again secured.

 

Tonight I will  go and work on some fleeces, getting them ready to go to the mill.  Tomorrow is a new day and a new week.  We will be getting a half load of hay and maybe some snow later this week.  I will hope for no surprises this week.  And I pray that you will also have a great week.

2021
01/07

Category:
Knitting
Life

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Knitted wash cloth therapy

Even a small project is helpful in chasing away the blues while sitting with or tending to a patient.   This week I knitted 2 wash cloths to chase away the Covid blues.

For this Christmas Flower Washcloth from NobleKnits.com I used Knitpicks Dishie and a size 8 needle.   Next time with this yarn, I will try size 9 needle as it is just a smidgeon small.

Then I knit “Pumpking” by Teresa Gregorio using size 8 needles on Bernat Handcrafter Cotton.  The size knit correctly.   However, I have never tried this type of increase (KFBFB) before and I pulled the stitches a bit tight.   But it was great learning a new stitch while lowering the stress level.

What have you found helps you during these times?

2021
01/01

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Life

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A New Year and starting again

2020 was a difficult year not only because of Covid, but my husband has had a difficult medical year, starting with a broken arm.  We have spent time in the hospital and at Doctors offices.  He still takes a lot of care, but I need to reach out to you my friends for my sanity.  Therefore, I’m making an effort to get back to some sewing, knitting, quilting, this year and share with you.  My goal is to post at least once a week.  And I would absolutely love to hear from you.

Join with me in making this a better year.

Happy New year.