Thursday, 24 March 2016

From Skin So Rough to Knitters Doing Good in the World

Sunday was the first day of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Daughter sent me this on Facebook. She knows this is one of my favourite times of the year with the gardening starting.

Image result for so happy its spring I just wet my plants

Does this happen to you?
 Skin rough enough that your stitching threads get caught.  When I'm cross stitching and using two strands of floss, it sometimes hitches in my skin.  Oh dear, perhaps I shouldn't have admitted that!  It is a reminder that it's time to put some cream on my fingers.

I'm using this one recently and loving it.  Never mind the anti-aging claim which I ignore, it absorbs wonderfully without the greasy feel.  I just have to remember to keep lotioning in between stitching.

Easter is almost here.

Daughter made these with the littler grandson.  Rice crispy cookies shaped into eggs and decorated.  He enjoyed doing the decorating and now they have to be hidden or he wants to eat them all.

Last week I took these photos of him in his lovely Spring/Easter sweater with the two bunnies on the back. This was knit by his great-grandmother before she died.  How special is that!

When we were kids, we all had these Mary Maxim sweaters.  The boys seemed to have deer or dog patterns and the girls had figure skaters, birds or cats.

And speaking of knitting...

There is still good in the world

 and knitters lead the way.

About a hundred people in the Austin, Texas area knit and crocheted wool hats for Syrian refugees arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 A Texas knitting club read about the Syrian refugees being welcomed in Newfoundland and Labrador and decided to knit warm woolen hats ( or tuques as we call them in Canada) for them.  The link to read about how this all came about is here.
Interesting and proves how small the world is becoming.

Winter Storm Advisory

And we can't put away our tuques just yet (as much as we might be dying to do so) and there will be no start to the gardening this week... have a Winter Storm Advisory in effect today thanks to a system working its way up through North America all the way from Texas!
 Snow, freezing rain and high winds...such a delightful mix for a day in spring.  We don't have to go out in it and thankfully one daughter is off today and the other is able to work from home so the family is indoors, not facing driving in these conditions.
 Happy for that at least.