Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday...another busy day!

I've had a few problems with blogger lately.   I couldn't leave comments on several blogs and I couldn't sign in to my own blog!  Have any of you had any problems?  I'm on here now so I'll take advantage of it!
I did my chores and have been using a new organizational tool that one of my blog friends mentioned.  The bare bones edition is free and it is called Dynalist.  It's nice until the internet goes out and then you're sunk! LOL!  But it is lots faster than writing my lists out longhand.  I took a walk as it is another beautiful day here.  It's 81 F and tomorrow is supposed to be 85!  Whew, that's getting hot but at least there's no humidity yet. 
The exterminator came yesterday and they called ahead and I said they couldn't come inside but they could do the outside.  They did but then he opened my storm door and slipped the receipt in there so I had to throw it out and wash my hands and then go around to the front door and disinfect the door handle and the area around it.  Duh!  Do these people not realize that this disease can be spread by contact and that you don't have to show symptoms in order to spread it?  Especially on hard surfaces like a metal door.  I'm sorry but some people's stupidity is almost more than I can tolerate some days.
On the bright side though, I  had to get my meds today and they had my hydroxychloroquine...PTL! I wore a mask even using the drive-through............. I dressed it up a bit so they could see me smile plus at my age a little color on the lips does a girl good don't you think?
I'm not much of an artist but I did my best..............
The pharmacist, Jennifer, who had the baby, is back!  She wrote me a very sweet thank you note and she showed me a picture of her darling daughter on her iPhone.....she has a beautiful smile just like her mama!
I made some bread dough and I'm waiting for it to rise.  I made my milk bread dough this time.  It should be ready at about 3:30.  Meanwhile, I watched Stitching the High Notes daily Vlog and knitted on my Miss Marple.............
 About 2 more inches and I can start the decreases............I think...........
BTW, Helen Stewart, the knitting designer, has a beautiful pattern that STHN's is making and I love it so I went to download the pattern and for April she is giving it away for free when it is usually $5! 
There is a code you enter so just go to Ravelry and search for The Habitation Throw.  It is gorgeous!
Here are some other "tidbits" for you...............
Appetizer?  Since when are Swedish Meatballs an appetizer?  I always thought it was a meal.  Either way here's the recipe
Here you go......even though you have to stay inside you can still travel to faraway places!
Here's the link
This says it all..............
and for a little picture into what it is like for some during this quarantine................
Happy Trails!!!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Mondays go so fast!!!

I am always behind the 8 ball on Mondays as I do take Sunday off and Saturday too but Sunday for sure.  When you are always at home it is easy to just let one day run into the other and there is always something to do.  So, like the pioneers used to do....they would get work and cooking done on Saturday at the latest so they could take Sunday off as a day of rest.  Now, like most of us, there are still things to do and especially if you have livestock but for the most part, I try to not look around the house and see all that still needs to be done! LOL!
I  did a lot of regular chores after a weekend off and then this afternoon I took my walk with my camera.  The other day the dogwoods were beginning to bloom and they are still not at full bloom but I took some pictures as at this time of year every day is something new. 
That's the lake in the background...........
These are tiny tiny flowers............. and do you see those little white ones on the right?  Even tinier!
 and these aren't much bigger....
You can see the whiteness of the dogwoods just starting to bloom in the woods....  
 It's beautiful here in the Springtime...............

Other than the beautiful scenery I received a Knit Picks catalog in the mail!  They are still open but they said it might be slower as they don't have as much staff.

Here are your "tidbits" for today.................

Lots of good repurposing ideas..............




A little cutie pie..............

and a little humor..............
Happy Trails!!!


Sunday, April 5, 2020

YOP Week #40

It's a slow boat to China but I have a few finishes and progress has been made!  I finished another washcloth............
and my ironing board cover...finally!
There are a few things I would do differently......I might use elastic instead of ribbon as it is difficult to get it tied tight.  I also might get some of those elastic clips that you clip underneath the board to keep it tight similar to the old "idiot mitten'" clips of yesteryear.
But all in all I am happy with it and I really like the fabric!  Now I need to get some ironing done!
I did work quite a bit on my Miss Marple scarf as you can see by my progress keeper....

Isn't it the cutest and just perfect for this time of year!
There are so many colors in this yarn and it changes depending on how the light hits it.........
I have to go take my walk and then it's plan my week, order some supplies and write some letters.  I hope you are all staying well and safe.
Happy Trails!!!