Tuesday, February 23, 2021

In Between

 These days I am mostly decluttering and starting to pack. We close on our new house tomorrow, and then we have to move and get this one ready to put on the market. Work is hectic with both teaching virtually and planning to go back in a hybrid situation.

But in between, I find little times to do some crafty things. Thanks to Kim, I went a little crazy on the Hook, Line & Tinker hygge embroidery designs. It's been a fun and relaxing project that I'm going to hand-quilt.

I found a few hours to do some online sketching with a friend -- via Zoom, of course. This is the house where Marc Chagall grew up in Vitebsk, Belarus.


Then there's other people's crafts that I've come across as I declutter. The Barbie on the left is dressed in a darling suit that my babysitter knit in the late 1960s; the doll on the right is wearing a coat knit by my MIL. They are both better knitters than I'll ever be!


And I got some very good news this morning. Yesterday I had an endoscopy to see if I have Celiac Disease -- and I don't! I am so excited that I'm going to find time to bake Hamantaschen, even though the holiday for this Jewish treat has passed. It's a cookie dough folded around a filling -- with lots of gluten!




10 comments:

  1. Enjoy every bite of the Hamantaschen! Your embroidery is stunning with the sapphire frames around the blocks.

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  2. Oh my! That Hamantaschen sounds delicious. So glad you do not have Celiac Disease!! Your embroidery is gorgeous and those Barbie dolls in knitted outfits are so pretty. Smooth sailing on the closing today!!

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  3. Love your stitching and your sketching! You always inspire. . . When I was a little girl, my Barbie dolls sported exquisite knitwear that a friend of my mom's made for me. I was the envy of my neighborhood friends! XO

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  4. I'm glad that your test came out okay! I love those barbies a lot, it brings back memories. Your embroidery is beautiful.

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  5. Great health news--and I LOVE your embroidery!

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  6. Love the barbies! I still have barbie clothes (both sewn and knit) made by my Great Grandmother, as well as some by my mother. They are treasures!

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  7. The Barbies are reminiscent of my childhood--my mom knit the coat for me!
    Your embroidered wall quilt is perfection--nice work! Rejoicing over you NOT being a celiac patient!!!!

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  8. So glad you got good news from your doctor! I love your embroidery; and those Barbies bring back lots of memories of our daughters' collections. So, do you have any advice on decluttering? I could use some!

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  9. So glad you got such wonderful news! Good luck with the packing and the move.

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  10. Glad you got good news on the celiac disease. Enjoy those Hamantaschen. Poppy seed? Or Prune?

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