Let me see if I can remember how to do this and post pictures.I have been making bears from Tom's old flannel shirts, leisure suit and his FFA jacket. So much fun to be sewing again.I will share more bears soon.
February 13, 2021
January 10, 2021
My heart is heavy with all that is happening in our United States. I fear for the young.
I have put my trust in God to see us through all that is happening. I ask for strength and peace of mind in all the turmoil.
I read one of the blogs I follow by Jenny of ELEFANTZ. It is a post she made in March 17th of 2019 I quote her
"Today there is a constant sense of 'urgency to reply now' when hearing the beep of a mobile phone text, a messenger request or opening a list of emails - things my generation did not know of twenty years ago."
She was right then and true for today also. I am going to try to return to slower times doing things I enjoy.
When my Tom wanted to buy a computer I said "computers will be the ruination of the world". I believe I was correct, they have invaded every aspect of our lives.
I am going to take back a bit of the olden days.
Sewing, gardening (house plants) and some doll ,bear making. What time I have left on this earth should be enjoyed.
I had amaryllis last year that had 11 flowers, This year one of the bulbs I bought has 12 blooms. The 2nd bulb was slower and is just ready to open.The red was 2019
I have enjoyed them during these past month. Not much happening--- with my doing any crafting. Hope to change that soon. It is 69 days till spring. Counting down the days.Plans for container gardens again this year. Blessing so you all J
October 31, 2020
It has been a very long time since I posted here. Life is changed for me and most everyone I know because of the virus.
I continue much as I have since Tom died in 2016. My 2 four legged kids are my reason to get up each day. The days go by and soon the week is done then another month.Already the last day of Oct. 2020.
We are going into winter here in Iowa. Soon the snow will come and I will be staying in doing what I love to do. No dolls, made, for a long time. Perhaps the mojo will come back. Today I ran across a doll maker Anna Saterstrom. She makes dolls that touch my heart. https://www.etsy.com/people/annasaterstrom. Perhaps this is the motivation I have been looking for.
I have been busy sewing 1 1/2 x 7 inch strips together to do a small quilt. It is mindless sewing and I enjoy listening to a book while I sew. This kind of sewing is so very calming in this world of chaos.
I have gone through 4 small totes of scraps. Hurrah for me! 46 blocks done.
I seem to spend a lot of time on the lap top. Not very constructive nor creative. Perhaps it is time to get back to blogging.
I will try. Blessing to you all if there is anyone still reading here. j
April 10, 2019
A few days ago I saw a picture of a crocheted bunny tea cosy. I do not crochet. I really like the bunny so decided to design one from fabric. I used an old pillow case I have had for years and years. It was made from feedsack fabric and hand done lace. She turned out cute. It will make a nice decoration for spring.
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