Monthly Archives: December 2020

MY 2020 Blessings

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Many of us take time on the last day of the year to reflect on our lives the previous year.

Some people make resolutions for the year to come.

Do we believe that at the stroke of midnight on January 31 a magic curtain opens and we walk into – a different life? A changed world? A better world?

If that’s the case, it would have been nice if, as the year turned over to 2020, we could have pulled that curtain shut. “Wait! I don’t want door number two! I want door number one!” We might have turned tail and run straight back to 2019, even if that year didn’t seem so great on December 31.

January First does not work that way. Life does not work that way. We can’t go back. We can’t wish the past away.

I refuse to feel like ten months of my life…

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Christmas Making

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2019 gnomes

I have been off the grid for months. I’ve been on a merry-go-round of turning out projects, mostly for Christmas gifts.

Crocheting is something I learned as a child. Amigurumi, or the creation of stuffed yarn items, is something I learned a few years ago before the birth ofmy first grandchild.

In the last few months I have learned a little about two new hobbies – water color and slow stitching. I love learning new things.

Let the show-and-tell begin. Since I don’t get out much nowadays, you can be my audience. Lucky you.


Sometimes I discover a new craft or project then find myself jumping in and committing myself to completing multiples of that project. Sometimes I make that commitment to someone else and sometimes just to myself.

A current example of this is my crocheted Christmas gnomes.

Last Christmas I discovered a pattern

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