Saturday, December 19, 2020

Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. is Saturday on the rancho.  Sigh.  Trying to be upbeat , but Covid has moved into our home.  Our houseguest tested positive last Thursday morning.  DH and I went in that day and both had a Covid test.  It is anticipated that it will be four to six days before the results come in.  So far, neither of us have any symptoms and she is asymptomatic.  My friend is staying in her room and wearing a mask anytime she goes into her bathroom.  We knew that it was a not really surprised.  Well, since she works at the same prison that I worked at...I'm surprised it took this long.  DH had a horrible cold a few weeks ago but he did the Covid antibody test.  Nope, just a cold.  Please keep my family on your hearts that if we get it, we have an easy recovery.  

Since I am quarantined at home, been working on crafts.   It's a little hard to concentrate so I'm just doing one stitch at a time.

This week's finish was a small kit that I was gifted by a friend.  I decided to go a little different with the finish.  It originally had the word "friend" at the top and was made into a large 10 inch heart.  Not quite what I was looking for.  So....made into a pillow, changed the word to kindness and added a bit of wool with a sweet button.  Love it!!

I am one of thousands that is working on the Merry and Minty from WTNT.  I don't have a lot done and am waiting for the red thread to be delivered from Stitch and Frog.  I found some boxes at the Dollar Tree that I will use to mount the finished stitching on.  I think that it will be great to use for Christmas candy or a floral arrangement.  I will cover a piece of comic board with a Christmas themed fabric, then mount the stitching on another piece of comic board.  I have ideas!!  These boxes are 5" X 6", so the perfect size.

As I am stuck on our little one acre rancho, I will be using the "dreadmill".  (As designated by Lauren over at Rugs and Pugs. LOL Almost spit my coffee out when I read that.)  I did get a beautiful sunrise earlier this week.

I am off like a herd of turtles this morning.  I know I have chores to do...not really feeling it.  Maybe, maybe not.  LOL  Be safe out there.  Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Finishes, Christmas Season and Feeling Blessed

Happy Sunday morning from the rancho!!  Quiet and cold in my little corner of the world.  I've kept up with my walking program.  The morning temperature is still around 25 to 30 degrees.  Brrrr!  But I throw on my mittens and hat and I'm out the door.  Not the most glamorous look, but not a lot of people are up at 7 am on my street.  LOL

I finished-finished my La-D-Da bird into a drum.  Super sweet.  

Kept focused on my crow project from Rovaris.  I've had it for over a year.  Definitely time to get it stitched.  I followed the instructions and made it into a long pillow.  The charms came with the project.  There was supposed to be a spider stitched in the middle of the "O".  I thought that the key was a better choice.  Not too fond of spiders.  LOL

A few months ago, I moved this plant to the patio. After ten years of attitude, I'd had enough. No real growth, flowers maybe every two or three years. Told it that it was survival of the fittest. Of lived. Doubled in size and has a bunch of blooms. Its attitude is even worse now. LOL It is under a covered patio...with temperatures falling into the high 20's. Go figure.

I'm not feeling very Christmasy yet...but I'm working on it.  I put out my Christmas signs this morning by the front door and DH is going to work on putting up some lights on our fence today.  He is still fighting a bad cold so I'm not asking for much participation on his end this year.  I ordered most of DH's gifts on line.  All clothing items that he needs.  The last sewing project I did for him was to mend a shirt that should have been thrown away.  I had to completely rebuild the cuffs.  LOL  As for me, I am incredibly blessed.  There is nothing that I truly need or want.  I have a warm house, food for the winter and plenty of craft supplies (LOL).  All is good.

Off to start laundry.  Hope all have a good week.  Stay safe.  Be kind to one another.