My entry for the 20th day of LOAD – Layout A Day – May 2020 Challenge. Last December, I gifted myself some luscious pearlescent water colours; I finally got around to taking them for a test spin today! In person, they’re more pearlescent and I think using smoother cardstock paper will make a difference. It’s all fun…and to be continued.
I am still reading Before We Were Yours and started the above – it’s non-fiction – Monday… Miter blocks are movin’ right along – two to go and this block will also be done. If I play my cards right, I may even finish the lap robe by the end of #the100dayproject. Time will tell…
Joining Kat and friends for another Unraveled Wednesday.
simply a moment ~ 5:15 pm on 5/15/20
Since the #100dayproject2020 began 7 April and we’ve been social distancing, since forever?, I have been taking a break at 4 pm to watch a bit of TV, along with picking up knitting the log cabin 9 patch lap robe. Today, I finished the second medium sized 9 patch blocks, just about 5:15 pm, and realized that it has been a long time since I’ve shared a simply a moment post. I’ve no idea why I stopped writing – but that is a good reason why I’ve not shared and for sure a good reason to resurrect the practice. NoteTo Self: add simply a moment to calendar!
We are having summer! Temp, as I write this, 86°F with relatively low humidity. A great day for a longer than usual walk. I went a different route, feasting my eyes on the lovely flowers, stopping to take a photo of this round house that has been renovated since the last time I walked by… easily a year or so ago…and
Everywhere, Irises in all their beauty abound…
Have a great weekend and many lovely moments!
As I sat at the table this morning, sipping tea and staring out the windows (my usual MSQT habit) I had a thought about today’s post… needless to say, I didn’t write it down and like the ever changing clouds in the sky, I lost it… try as I might, I can’t even think of the subject… I did, however, pen a(n) Haiku:
“Sipping tea, watching
Robins find a worm or two
Quiet day ahead”
If you’ve been following my Instagram: @honorel – yeah, I know, not my forte but still I learn! – I started the #the100dayproject with no specific project in mind but instead, a bunch of tiny creative ones I want more of in my life. Writing haiku and practicing doodling have been on my list a while – mainly because I drifted away from this morning practice. Today, I returned and it felt good to be back .
This is my card for 2020 Book Bingo. Why it’s one-half I know not… but so be it. I have a title or two in mind to get the reading going…just need to get the books. Have you begun, yet?
Joining Kat and friends for unraveled wednesday…
In 2010, my niece Chris – we’re calling her Marie these days to differentiate from nephew Chris – graduated from high school. I made her a quilt( out of the fabric in the photo* ) to take to college. I always liked that fabric and I found a few leftover pieces when I was rooting around for fabric to make Covid-19 masks. Today, using a piece of the fabric, I made a mask – for me!
I chose the fabric because I think it exemplifies what I’m aiming to do during “the100dayproject,” make life simple – or at least simpler for me. To that end, knowing my penchant to be wooed by bright shiny objects, my project is to spend at least 15 minutes a day focusing on at least one of the PiPs (projects in progress – or not):
- Covid-19 face masks…
- two quilting projects that have June completion dates …
- five knitting projects “found” in my stash awaiting my attention…
- photos and/or watercolor pencil renditions of the sky, clouds and trees…
- scrapbook layouts – especially for May’s LOAD (Layout A Day ) challenge.
I’m ready to roll.
*I think I also used some in Kayla’s graduation quilt…
(face mask I field tested yesterday; the pink confetti-like fabric was the backside)
Eerily quiet. More like a holiday. Very little traffic. Thankful for the sunshine and blue skies, our continuing health. Ding! Ding! Ding! Family and Friends’ morning check-ins … Thinking about today’s/this week’s agenda:
- Write blog post: Status: Done!
- Make face masks: Status: in progress. I made this one yesterday and took it for a test walk. It’s two layers interfaced with very lightweight Pellon and the tie is made from a cotton/polyester blend of clothesline. Here’s the link to YouTube video I followed; there are hundreds available…
- Get ready for #the100DayProject: Status : Begins tomorrow and I’ve to whittle my list, for as usual, I have a tad more than any reasonable – ah, therein lies the rub- person could reasonably handle, despite being homebound. This year I plan to tackle some bucket list projects that have been on the burner far too long… I’ll share details Wednesday… I also need to brush up my Instagram skills – don’t use very often and IG is an essential piece of #the100DayProject documentation. Ah! Better late than never.
For now, I am out to enjoy the sunshine and take a walk on this lovely day. When I return, I’ll tally the monthly expenses – I’m off schedule (the 3rd of the month slipped by) and make a face mask or two.
How is your week shaping up?