Sunday, September 12, 2021

2021 Project 365 – Week Thirty-seven

Remember how last week I said the week before was crazy? This week said “hold my beer!” I guess it’s good that my job isn’t boring.
Sunday, September 5th   
It was a lovely day so we did some deck sittin’. The neighborhood cat, Callie, likes to hang out on our deck – she gives us the evil eye when we go out there.
 

Monday, September 6th     
I finished this groovy bag for my niece. I made a matching (rather lumpy) coin purse for her.
 

Tuesday, September 7th        
Lunch! My text to Dr. M: Mount Chicken & Potato Hill are surrounded by Bean Lake!
 

Wednesday, September 8th    
I finally picked which of Dr. M’s paintings to take to work. It’s Marblehead Lighthouse up at Lake Erie – a place we used to love to visit. Makes me smile to have a bit of Ohio in my NC office.
 

Thursday, September 9th    
One of my dad’s friends gave him some jigsaw puzzles for an early birthday gift. I stopped by & we got the edges done.
 

Friday, September 10th    
I finally frogged this monstrosity and started a whole new version of that shawl I was working on a couple of months ago.
 


Saturday, September 11th  
Progress on the updated version. I got new black(ish) yarn that is the correct weight & I think this one will end up being the right size. We shall see. I’ve said before that this is my last attempt at this, and this is attempt #4 (I think?). So never say never? But also, never.
 

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and I tried to stay off of social media because I’m uncomfortable with so many of the types of remembrances we have – and heaven forbid I be uncomfortable on the anniversary of a national tragedy. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of this tragedy with the current one that has (inexplicably) torn the country apart instead of bringing it together. So I crocheted, and finished an Armand Gamache book, and changed the sheets on the bed (and dropped off a birthday gift for my cousin K – Happy Birthday K!). How did you spend the day? 

15 comments:

  1. Around here, it's all about prep for tropical storm Nicholas. Maybe it will become a hurricane, but my guess is it won't. Still, everyone was bonding over at the grocery store. I made sure I have plenty of the essentials: water, bottled Starbucks, and shelf-stable milk. No Oreos or ice cream this time. I know what a hurricane can do to me!

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    1. Oh man - you are VERY STRONG to not get Oreos or ice cream! I'm proud of you! And I hope Nicholas behaves himself!

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  2. Cute coin purse. I haven't had one of those in ages.

    I'm about ready to cast on a shawl, I think. I have only one, and I have so much yarn that it's embarrassing.

    Do you have treats for the visiting cat? It's a surefire way to make friends.

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    1. I too have Way Too Much Yarn. And yet I BUY yarn for new projects instead of figuring out what to do with the yarn I have. It's out of control.

      No treats for the cat, but we do have treats for The Roy. I don't know if I want to encourage her to get friendly with me - I'm imagining cat hair on my yarn (and you should see me scrambling to put it all away when Roy comes bounding up - ha!).

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    2. I should get the cat some treats. She seems to stay down here more and more as she ages. In her younger days, she was a threat to the birds and such, now, not so much. Also, it never hurts to have cat scent around the house...keeps the mice from getting curious.

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  3. I'm needing to stay off social media more than just 9/11 anymore - what a time in our world.
    THAT COIN PURSE!!! How cool is that! I love the hardware you used for it

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    1. Thank you! I've had the hardware forever - I bought a three pack when I was making a coin purse for myself (that I never use & now I'm not even sure where it is).

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  4. I think 9/11 will always be an uncomfortable time for many of us. LOVE the painting! Dr M has skillz!

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    1. Thank you! And yes...such a complex and emotional time.

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  5. yeah, I just scrolled on by all the 9/11 nonsense.

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    1. It's just hard because it feels like we're watching myths being created, and not seeing what REALLY happened.

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  6. Dr. M's painting reminds me of Americana puzzles. I like it.
    Sorry for the frogging, but I do like the pic of the frogged yarn.

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    1. Thank you! My art has always been inspired by Americana, particularly Charles Wysocki.

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  7. I'm still on social media but I ignored all the 9/11 memories. I will say this, way back in 2001 a person I once knew but didn't really like said the internet was the spawn of the devil.

    Now, I can't honestly say the man is wrong.

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    1. Yeah - I'm still on social media, but I took the weekend off from looking at anything. It probably would be best if I'd just delete the apps!

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