Wednesday WIPs – Shelibean Blanket & Plastic Canvas Tray

1st Wednesday of 2021 Work(s) In Progress – WIP
I decided to dive right in and start a couple of projects for the new year. I’m determined to get back to crafting again. I’ve been idle too long.

WIP 1: I’m making or rather attempting to make a tray out of plastic canvas. I don’t have a pattern; I’m making it up as I go along. I’m using a Woven Stich. It’s slow going, but enjoyable to do.
WIP 2: I’m making Shelibean a new crochet blanket out of scraps. I don’t have a pattern. I’ll just granny around until I think it’s the right size for a Shelibean to nap on.

I wish you all joy in all your 2021 projects.
Happy Crafting.

 

 


 

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12-30-2020 – The Last Full Moon of 2020

I think a full moon is the proper way to end 2020. I’m not sure how others feel about a full moon, but I’m holding hope that it’s lighting the way into 2021 for better days to come.
I felt that I needed to try to get a photo of the big beauty. I stepped outside and discovered that it was cloudy. I frowned as I thought I wouldn’t be able to get a clear photo of it. Thankfully, there came a nice break in the clouds and I managed to get a fairly decent photo.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday filled with happy thoughts.

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This full moon is called the ‘Cold Moon’; a Mohawk name due to the cold conditions of this time of year.
It’s also been called the ‘Long Night Moon’; a Mohican name for it because of its rising on one of the longest nights of the year.
For more info about December’s full moon visit –
https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-december

 

 


 

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December 2020 Crafty News

Well, it’s near the end of the year. I’m still not in a very active crafting mood. However, I thought I should make a bit of a crafty post since the last crafty one I made was way back in April.

During this month of December, My husband and I made a couple diamond dot paintings. It’s become a Christmas time tradition for us. We sit at our kitchen table, each with our own diamond dot kit. Over the course of the weekends, hours at a time, we work and enjoy sharing a pleasant relaxing craft together.
Yesterday, I transformed leftover baked ham and deviled eggs into ham salad. It’s a very easy thing to do.
I chopped up some ham,
mashed up 3 deviled eggs,
mixed them together,
and spooned the ham salad onto snack crackers.
It made a nice tasty snack and used up the rest of the leftover deviled eggs.
In November, I tried to do a bit of crocheting. Unfortunately, I had to stop because I got a very uncomfortable ache in my hands. I’m surprised that I haven’t experienced it, to this extent, before this stage in my life. When in the mood, I love crocheting, so I know I don’t want to give it up. I looked online and ordered a set of cushioned crochet hooks that are made to hopefully help ease the ache. They’re real nice.
To try my new crochet hooks out, I attempted to crochet some popcorn. I thought I’d make oodles of it and string them for garland for our tree. After crocheting only 3 popcorns, I lost interest. It’s a lot more work and requires more holiday spirit than I can muster up this year. Maybe, some day in the future, I’ll give the popcorns another try.
On a more happy note, We got a nice extra bit of cheer this Christmas when we awoke to a light snowfall. I know it’s silly, but it feels so much more jolly with snow on Christmas day.

I’m sorry I haven’t been around but very little.
I’m going to try to do better in the new year.
I pray you and your families are well and
looking forward to hopefully more positive
times to come in the new year.

 

 


 

12-27-2020 – 10 Year Anniversary with WordPress

Celebrating 10 years blogging anniversary.
A big Thank you to WordPress for making this an enjoyable community to be in.
A Huge Thank you to my friendly and supportive Blogging Buddies & Readers. You all are a blessing to my life and bring many smiles to my heart. Thank you all for still being here for me.
I pray we all will have many more years of blogging along here together.

 

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