Friday, January 18, 2019

Currently Crocheting Dishcloths

The last time I visited my son's home I was told they were out of dishcloths. I decided to do something about that and give myself something to do with my hands during TV watching time. I chose this colorway because 1) it was cheaper than others and 2) he likes blue, she likes green and the purple and white add sparkle.

I do worry about how much or how long these will be useful. The have a sneaky but very cute dog in their home that likes to take things to the backyard and chew them up. That is one of the reasons why these are so simply made. 

I have created my second ever Ravelry project page for these dishcloths simple though they are. I have been on Ravelry for years, lurking and learning in the forums. One of the things I want to do this year is start making more digital records of things I make and do. It is a shame that over 50 years if making there are very few records. These memories are important to me whether they mean anything to anyone else doesn't really matter.

Back with more again soon. Take care and stay cozy!

Friday, January 11, 2019

More from my Reader's Digest Collection

 This time I am sharing an old book but one I thought was definitely worth my time. If it might be something you would like to read to I have links to this book found on Amazon. My own copy will be passed on to a thrift store in town for someone else to enjoy.

All four stories found in Volume 2 from 1987 kept me turning pages and ignoring the television and that's a good thing. 

  • A Place to Hide by Evelyn Anthony first published in 1987 and takes place mostly Ireland. It is a story of a brother and sister caught up in the struggles between Catholic, Protestant and the governments of England and Ireland.
  • Nightshade by Gloria Murphy was published in 1986. This tale is a thriller with lots of great plot twists. It includes characters like a good cop, a single mom, an unknown brother who stalks a family. It does end with happily ever after for the single mom but that is all you're getting from me.
  • East and West by Gerald Green was in bookstores first in 1986. Set in the years of WWII it puts two people in love and their families in the middle of the the fears and dangers of being at war and living in countries that were both attacked.
  • Will Bryant wrote A Time For Heroes that was also available in 1987. Set in 1923 frontier Arizona this book was just so fun to read. Serious thing happened here but the characters were all a bit over the top. There was a flying ace that gets the girl. I loved the grumpy old grandpa who was a prospector and hopeful inventor. Add in assorted crooks and thieves and a newpaper man who wants a story and you get a story full of life and unexpected heroes. 

The links to this book on Amazon are Affiliate links. Clicking and then purchasing from Amazon might earn me a small commission with no cost to you but you get my thanks and I might buy more yarn. We will both be happy, right?

Back with more again soon. Take care and stay cozy!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter Solstice

I don't know about you but I am so happy to see this day arrive. These short daylight hours and I don't get along. I don't really mind the early darkness in the evenings but long dark mornings mess up my whole day and attitude. I like to start my day's activities as the sun comes up and I just can't do that in the winter and accomplish what I want.

Does winter bother you the same way or even worse, are you afflicted by SAD? If so more daylight hours are coming and hopefully we both enjoy life better soon.

Back with more again soon. Take care and stay cozy!

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