Monday, June 27, 2022

Episode 84: Watching the Skies

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What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Fishy Brick Sweater

In Progress:  

Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward!

19 x 19 blocks

July 19 is 200 blocks day!

Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery--not yet

Bright Cherries Brick—revamping 

Summer Solstice  Ribbed Hat

Mechita Country Cotton Shawl


Midsummer Socks

My Favorite Resources:

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress


Emotional Management Strategies: positive future orientation work for what you want

Help Ukraine from President Obama
More ways to help from Lovecraft
Fluffy Books:

Introduction to American Deaf Culture by Thomas Holcomb. Ohlone College is in Fremont, CA

Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley 

Something I Really Like: 

Rebel (keto) ice cream

Put a Lid on It:



ASL:  classes begin August 22nd.
Pupdate--  Captain 

Yosemite Trip: looking for someone to throw hay

The solstice fast:

Queenie’s big road trip July 11-13- we are ON.

And Minerva gets the last word: 


1 comment:

tinyshinythings said...

Hi Dr G thanks for another great episode. I was wondering, you don’t talk much about the climbing wall these days. Have you decided it’s not for you moving forward? I’m a soon to be 69 year old open sea swimmer and sometimes I find it very difficult to differentiate between what I know is right for me physically and peer pressure. Or just the need to be around people which sounds rather pathetic. That is something else I greatly admire about you. You don’t seem to need other people around you, apart from your family. I used to be a shop keeper and told myself I must be calm and generous with my mad old lady customers because maybe I was the only person they would speak to that day. The tables have turned in me now (almost) and I realise the great value of social interaction. And perhaps the even greater value of being happy with your own company. Is that a skill you could give us a few pointers towards. Much love. Sally x