I recently moved to the desert and planted an apricot tree in my front yard. It has now been about a month and the tree has not done a thing, until this morning. It is a little hard to see in the photo, but the tree now has a little bud of green, which looks like it may be a leaf! I was getting worried that I had somehow killed it off.
This is why I love spring! Everything comes to life again. The weather gets nicer, we spend more time outside and less time in front of the computer. I now go for walks every morning and I am more active in general.l. It is something to look forward to during the strange time that is Covid.
Yesterday I posted this chunky crochet blanket at Wendybsstudio90264 on Etsy. Our new blanket is made from a chunky 100% cotton yarn in an Almond color way. This, as is all of our crocheted items, are made from 100% natural fiber. The blanket is 44 inches long and 36 inches wide.
Although the blanket is made from cotton and not wool, the advantages are that cotton is not scratchy as some forms of wool are. And because it is made from chunky yarn, this blanket will keep you warm in the cold weather much of our nation has been having lately. I live in the desert and I would stay warm with this blanket in our chilly evenings.
Besides keeping you warm, the chunky crochet blanket can add to the overall look and vibe of your home. The almond color makes it an asset to any decor. It is the accent you didn’t know you needed until it snowed! I listed the blanket yesterday on Etsy and already it is one of the most viewed items.
ONE OF A KIND
This blanket is handmade and one of a kind. When it sells on Etsy it will be gone. If you are looking for ways to stay warm, check out the Chunky Crochet Blanket on Etsy.
After watching the Queen’s Gambit I remembered how much I love to play chess. While the main character is not a role model for everyone, I did like that a woman became a world class chess player, a game that is usually dominated by men.
I decided to design a bag that would promote chess to young women. Our new bag makes playing chess both fun and fashionable.
WHY A BAG?
Serious chess players usually bring their game with them along with a chess clock. Our bag contains a smaller bag for the game pieces and fits nicely into the larger bag. There larger bag is large enough for a board that rolls up, the game piece bag and a chess clock.
Visit our store on Etsy for your favorite chess player!
I chose the Singer MX60 sewing machine because of its simplicity and ease of use. I have used much fancier sewing machines, but found that you need to take a class just to be able to use them. Also, I seldom need all of the fancy things those sewing machines do. Today many of the machines are basically computers. But I wanted a machine that I could sit down and use to sew!
SETTING UP THE MACHINE
Setting up the machine was easy. The handle on top makes it portable and all you have to do is plug it in and you are good to go. To thread the needle I glanced at the online manual, but the machine has a threading guide printed right on the machine, so if you do not have access to the manual all you have to do is to look at the top of the machine. I was able to get it threaded with little difficulty.
THE NEEDLE IS THREADED, NOW WHAT?
Once I had the needle threaded I took a scrap piece of fabric and tested the stitches and needle tensions. I recommend doing this before starting a project. It would also be useful to write down what settings you use with different fabric.
TIME TO GET CREATIVE
Whether you are looking to start sewing or are an experienced seamstress, the Singer MX60 sewing machine will get the job done, and you don’t have to be a computer expert to do it! If you are in the market for a sewing machine, consider buying this Singer no frills machine and get sewing!
Are you looking for a gift that is elegant yet environmentally friendly? Wendy B’s Studio has the perfect gift for those who care about the environment. We offer 100% natural beeswax candles that have a mild sweet honey aroma.
Beautiful Home Decor
Our candles can turn a plain table into an elegant one as beautiful centerpieces. We have a variety of styles and sizes.
Our candles are easy to order at wendybsstudio90264.com . We offer free shipping on orders over $35 and items ship in 3 to 5 business days.
The holidays are around the corner and we want to make your holiday shopping a breeze.
I just moved to my new home in the desert and I am adjusting to the new climate. It is wonderful to have weather warm enough to sit and work at my table outside at the end of October. I have been spending my time unpacking and decorating my new living space. I want it to be a space that is warm, inviting and eco friendly.
My kitchen is the first room to be put together. It is the center of any home and it is where we spend a lot of time. I like to make my meals from scratch so I end up having a lot of dishes to wash. I don’t like using sponges because we use them over and over but don’t have a way to wash and disinfect them. With Covid being germ free is of the utmost importance. I also do not like a lot of clutter and prefer my counters to have lots of usable space.
The solution I had was to make my own dish cloths out of 100% cotton yarn. I used yarn in colors of my new surroundings to brighten my kitchen. They are plain and simple but brighten up the kitchen and I can throw them in the washer and dryer and reuse them for quite some time.
EASY TO SHOP FOR
I have made more sets available on my Etsy shop at www.wendybsstudio90264.com .Each set contains 4 dishcloths in bright desert colors and are made from 100% cotton yarn. I hope to offer other sets in different color variations in the future. If you are concerned with being germ free during the pandemic, consider changing from sponges to our eco friendly dishcloths from Wendy B’s Studio.
Halloween will be different this year with the pandemic going strong. The holiday has evolved since I was young and we can keep evolving with the times.
We may not be able to gather at parties or go trick or treating, but we can continue to celebrate the day when people can show off their creativity and be someone else.
HOW CAN WE CELEBRATE THIS YEAR?
Zoom has become a form of communication where we can interact with each other real time on video. Those who love to dress up in costume can still do so and have a gathering on Zoom or another platform.
We love to decorate our homes this time of year, and that is something we can still do. And while others can not visit us in our homes this year, we can share photos on social media.
If we can not be with our friends and family, we can still connect with them by sending cards and gifts and let them know how. Much we miss them.
For an array of Halloween cards and gifts visit Wendy B’s Studio on Zazzle. We want to help you keep the holidays vibrant during the pandemic. Have a safe one!
About a month ago a neighbor contacted me saying she had rescued a dog from a shelter who was about to be put down. She was looking for someone to adopt her and thought of me. I was reluctant at first, but finally agreed. Now my adopted pet is truly my best friend and makes me smile every day.
My dog Lainey is a great companion, but having been abused by a previous owner, she does come with some baggage. The trick is to learn how to work around her little quirks and to build trust. She is a slave to routine and keeps me on track. Bed time is around 9 PM and every morning at 7 AM we go on our walk to Starbucks or I hear about it.
Now that I have adopted her it is hard to believe a shelter was going to put her down. I would have missed out on so much and it makes me sad to think of other pets during the Covid crisis that are being put down because the shelters are not open during the virus.
Pet adoption can have its difficulties, but the rewards are so great that you forget about the struggles. If you are thinking about getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue facility, you may just find your best friend.