Be Still My Soul ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

TREASURES & PLEASURES

The weather was still wet and blowsy today; but it backed off enough around noon, to allow me to get to the mailbox/set the garbage and recycle bins out at the curb for tomorrow’s pick-ups/grab a hamburger from Baker’s Corner for lunch – I don’t think I’ll be getting another one there, any time soon: it was so wet (not greasy, but actually wet with pickle & tomato juice), that the bun literally fell apart.

Anyway …

I got back home, sorted the mail, and ate.

A "Thank You" note arrived from GA 😊

Angel Baby Blankets “Thank You” Note, arrived in mail today; the blankets had reached their destination.
16 ct. MOD 21-x21-inch Angel Baby Blankets.

I enjoy designing and crafting. I am glad for this current source of inspirationgrieving is hard; I am glad I can help in this small way, by creating these squares of remembrance blankets the parents can treasure … and ease the pain of their sorrowing hearts.

Thank You, Yeshua.

I enjoyed designing and crafting the remembrance treasures.

Then I paid bills – thank God that’s done for another month.

I heard from a friend in the local hospital, who has recently had surgery: she’s doing okay, but can only have one visitor a day – and she, understandably, is choosing her husband’s visits. I’m glad to hear she’s on the mend.

I also canceled/rescheduled Thursday’s lunch with another friend, downtown this Thursday: weather reports say the sun will be out with a 70-degree sunshine … so, if that’s accurate … I’m going to wash the Highlander on Thursday. It’s so filthy with gravel road dust, highway grime, and wind-blown pollen, that if I didn’t know what color it is – I wouldn’t know. It’s at the point that I am ashamed to take it out of the carport. It needs washed, and Thursday may be the only opportunity for a while, once the Spring rains kick in again.

And, I finished up the last of the Spring hued slippers I’ve been working on the past few days. I wear slippers practically ‘round the clock: the only time I ever wear shoes (or boots), is when I am out-of-house.

I finished up my Spring Slippers this afternoon.

Free Slipper Pattern: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-slippers-for-her/RHK0127-021153M.html?cgid=patterns

The flooring in the house, here, is wood plank flooring – except in the bathrooms/laundry room, which have linoleum flooring; and the kitchen, which has stone flooring. I can’t have carpet with my asthmatic lungs – and I wouldn’t have carpet anyway because I just don’t like carpet flooring.

Because the kitchen has stone flooring with a rough surface, it will eat up the soles of my slippers if I don’t take precautions; so, I liberally coat the soles with Puff Paint, which hardens and protects the slipper bottoms for about six months (longer if I had different flooring, and didn’t wear them for hours on end, every day 😉).

The slipper soles have been reinforced with Puff Paint, for durability.
They are light, and cozy; I didn’t get fancy with the pattern – I kept it simple.

I prefer the comfort of homemade slippers.

And my feet enjoy the pleasure of being embraced by cozy, colorful, shaped yarn 😊

6 comments:

  1. The slippers are awesome!

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    1. Thanks :-)

      They are easy to make, too ;-)

      Thank you for stopping in - have a great weekend!

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  2. Just discovered your blog! Love it! Blessings to you and yours, Marie https://asatisfiedspirit.com

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    1. Thank you - glad you stopped by :-)

      Have a great weekend!

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  3. A lovely variety of items this week! How awesome that you make the angel blankets--I've never heard of this ministry. The slippers look so comfy and thanks for mentioning the paint you put on the soles!

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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    1. Thank you. I recently found out about the Angel Baby Blankets too ;-)

      Have a great weekend!

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