I've been making it a habit every morning to visit a few blogs before starting my day. Sadly, this morning, the first post in my sidebar was from dear Betsy The Simple Life of a Queen that our mutual blog friend Teresa Kasner unexpectedly passed away yesterday. She had a hospital stay the end of April where she was diagnosed with stomach ulcers and even though still unwell, she optimistically posted to her blog on April 30th with an update ... and now she is gone. I still can't believe it. Although we never met in person, Teresa has always been a faithful, constant support in my life for all of my blogging years. We have corresponded and exchanged handmade gifts through the mail. I so very much enjoyed her blog posts; her positive, down-to-earth attitude; her beautiful collections, her joy of sharing her surroundings, her knowledge of Multnomah Falls and love for boats; how she cared for her flowers and her family and sweet little pups; how every special occasion and holiday was clearly celebrated on her dining room table; her beautiful crochet work and all the other handicrafts she did. I could go on and on.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Tuesdays for Trash is an account I follow on Instagram; not that I limit my trash picking to Tuesdays only. It's definitely an almost daily occurrence. I easily find plastic bags blowing around so just grab one and start filling it up. The hashtag #plalking stands for "picking up litter while walking".
Monday, May 3, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Last night I joined a #saturdaynightcraftalong on Instagram by posting the cross-stitched bookmark I finished yesterday.
Many years ago, when I couldn't find these in the market, I gave some aida cloth and trim to someone who cut and sewed a bunch up for me.
I did stitch a few in the past, but still have about 10 to make use of so I dug them out the other day and this was the first one I made.
It still needs to be ironed and backed with felt. I've started stitching another one but am missing one floss color. A craft group friend has it in her stash so I will swing by her place soon to pick it up.
Have you read any good books lately?
Wishing you a beary good day!
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Hope you are all well.
new mindset, new focus, new intentions.
My day started with a walk, which always includes finding a plastic bag (or two) to fill up with trash; feeding kitties at the park;
and, of course, leaving a little love along the way.
My INTENTION is to FOCUS on a positive MINDSET ...
and to post to my blog every day this month.