Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Episode 127: The Arrival of Spring

Baseball in paradise

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Warm Thanks :
Sustainablelivin tells us: “ Moringa is an incredible plant and has been kind of discovered in the West for a while now. People in Indonesia and the Philipines have used the leaves in cooking for a very long time and the seeds can be used to purify water and for all kinds of things. 
Here, many people use the powdered form (even Costco sells it now) in Green drinks and such. The plant is fairly fast growing but needs more tropical environment. Since you said that you are getting snow in your area, it probably won’t make it. 
I have planted several plants but none have made it so far. One, my chickens got when it was still little and completely destroyed it and the others fell victim to gophers. ” And she recommends this podcast: Sustainable World Radio
Tinyshinythings is back! “ Hey Dr Gemma, are you spinning me a yarn? Here is Scotland that means are you embroidering the truth. Another favourite of mine is to be on tenterhooks, usually mispronounced as tender hooks. Tenter hooks were bent pins in a wooden frame used in the production of cloth as far back as the 14th century. It means nervous anticipation which is quite understandable when your fabric might rip or come loose at any moment. You can follow the thread of a story or make yourself some pin money, a small amount of money for spending on essentials, such as pins. That was fun, seeing how many I could remember. By the way, I also use you as a sleep buddy.”

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


Vest-uary 2023

The first I Need Me Some Stripes Sock:

Spring is Coming Socks

In Progress:  

Stash toss 2023 (4 in versus 33 out) 

I Need Me Some Stripes! Socks— second sock on the foot

Lanesplitter Skirt- I’ve turned the first corner and I’m on the straight-away--32 inches along!

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

19 x 19 blocks! 
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras

Arranged, photographed, and clipped. Rows 1-16 sewn together, ends woven.  Row 17 is now clipped to the body of the blanket and getting its long edge seamed. Row 18 is getting  its short edges seamed. That’s 304 (84%] blocks out of 361 done!

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies

The Altered Stitch in Valley Village, LA

The Knitting Tree in Airport-land, LA

Latelier on Ventura

Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

Razzberries Studios on Etsy for chatelaine supplies

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from morrobayfleeceworks.com
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day
Unboxing the new Nano—not yet


Mindfulness Strategies: Shikata ga nai: Acceptance and letting go

Fluffy Books:

A Malevolent Connection  by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series  
The Worst Witch on Netflix
A Good Witch on Netflix—wear sunglasses.

Something I Really Like: Adventure Needlework on Etsy needle minder 

Put a Lid on It: 
Tea tastings:  continue. Iced Magic Butterfly tea—YES! 

A day out for me! Keto and Poke bowls


Cleaning out the study/studio
An afternoon of crafty therapy: sunflowers on crochet squares, a granny square cardigan, working on  chains, flannel skirts, Etsy store, finishing a sock, my needle holder, editing this episode 
ASL:   Deaf culture class: trying to attend events, wild piling up of assignments 
Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie: Captain on steroids
Hubsdate: the Bairn is a runner 



Deaf Nation: Pasadena Convention Center, May 6, 2023
Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference: Anaheim, Dec. 12-17, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: hang out with your loved ones

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