Now I have time... time to write a blog and read others' blogs. One blog that really caught my eye today is Michele's "With Heart and Hands". Today's blog was especially appropriate, I thought... Coloring Outside the Lines: http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/2012/03/coloring-outside-lines.html
Too often we restrict ourselves by staying inside the lines, and it's good to give ourselves permission to stray outside occasionally. And while you're at her site, read about her Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. The quilts can be no larger than 9" by 12", and they are auctioned off to support Alzheimer's research. Hers is a very moving story, and introduces us first-hand to an extremely worthy cause. All that's needed is the time it takes to sew a lot of love and hope into a little bit of fabric. There are pages of photos of quilts that have been donated. Michele's site also links to a lot of free block patterns.
Another blog that I enjoyed today was Laurie's KniceKnitties: http://www.kniceknitties.blogspot.com/
Laurie's blog today teaches you how to crochet Scrunchies... so colorful, cute and easy! Both of these blogs link to other pages, as well.
Blogging might be seen as a waste of time to some, but for me it's a lifeline to the outside world. Moving from the small town of Chisholm on Minnesota's Iron Range to the big city of Cincinnati, Ohio, I missed my friends of over 40 years terribly! My telephone and computer keep me in touch with most of them. And unlike years past when we had only snail mail or expensive telephone bills if we wanted to communicate with friends and family, today we can be in touch in an instant. With Skype, we can even see our loved ones while we talk to them.
If you like making use of your time by multi-tasking, try crocheting these nylon net Scrubbies while you watch TV or visit. They have many uses: my youngest daughter says they are great for scrubbing foot callouses. My youngest son loves them for cleaning his white-wall tires. Most of us find them nearly indispensable in the kitchen or bathroom.
Cut 1 ½” strips across the width (
Size J crochet hook.