Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weave-its

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64 degrees with some low hanging clouds again like yesterday.  Walked up one side of town, around the cemeteries and ball park loop a couple of times and then back home.

The road up to the one cemetery has corn growing on both sides and I can't see anything but corn on both sides.
A short walk of only 4 miles this morning.  Had to leave the first thing this morning for jury duty.

I found 1 penny.
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Four other times I was supposed to go for jury duty but each time it was canceled, but today I actually had to go.  Not much came of it though.  Sat through the picking of the jury but I wasn't chosen and was excused.

Ken had dropped me off because he was out and about.  We decided when I got finished we were to meet at the library about a half mile away from the courthouse.  I called him when I was finished and started walking to the library and he said he'd pick me up in about 40 minutes.  Lots of Black Eyed Susan's in the library garden.
Didn't feel like sitting inside the library so went for a little walk down the street.  Snapped a couple of pictures walking along.

Ken dropped me off home and then went to help our neighbor at HT get his tractor unstuck out of the mud.

I got some laundry washed and hung up on the line and made some chicken noodle soup for my Mom and Dad.  I've already made them some Vegetable Bean Soup.  My mom likes soup a lot so thought I'd bring her some.  I've frozen the soups and will put them in a cooler when we go and visit them.  I'm also going to make some chili, chocolate chip cookies, and a lemon cake.

My friend Sherry (hairdresser) offered me one of her books to read and called and said I could pick it up so I walked there and got the book.  Before going I cut some daisies and cone flowers and made a little bouquet and put then in a mason jar to bring to her.

Also walked over to the bank.  So even though I only walked a little in the morning I ended up with walking over 6 miles anyway.  : )

I sat on the porch and finished sewing the squares for the baby blanket together.
 I think most of you know about the weave-it squares I make but for those who don't they are made on a 4 inch square weave-it loom. Yarn is put on the loom back and forth three times with enough yarn left over to weave a fourth layer back and forth with a long needle.
Here are the first squares of another baby blanket I've started on.  Baby blankets are made up of 120 squares.  I also make larger afghans using 303 squares.  My gramma taught me to make these when I was a little girl.

Hope your day is sunny and bright.
happyone : )
 A good example has twice the value of good advice.
~ Unknown
Comment Replies:
Robin - no, we aren't putting solar panels in the cabin.  Don't think there is enough sun here and the cabin is under the trees so will get even less.   

8 comments:

  1. Hello, I like the Black-eyed Susans, some critter ate all of ours. Pretty images! I am sure your parents will love all the food you are taking to them. The baby blanket is pretty. Enjoy your day!

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  2. I love to read about your days and the kindness you show to others. So inspiring.
    The soups and sweet treats sound yummy and will, no doubt, be greatly appreciated by your mom and step-dad.
    How sweet that your grandma taught you to make weave its. I wonder if she had any idea then how many people would be blessed by your talents in the years to come.

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  3. Thanks for answering my question. I thought your lot looked very shaded. I love the photo of the tunnel of corn. The baby blanket looks lovely.

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  4. I do enjoy reading about days, you still motivate me to walk, when I try and talk myself out of walking, I think of you!~smile~ I pray your Mom is doing well, I know your parents enjoyed your soup.
    In reading your blog, I have always been so blessed by how you minister to others! Christianity is action, it seems to come so natural with you, I feel a peace when I visit. You have named your blog correctly!
    Hugs, from me,
    Sue

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  5. What a beautiful blanket!! do you have to sew the squares together after they are completed?
    If you do, is that something you do by hand or on a machine?

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  6. So that's how you do the squares! I had not realized that the loom was that small. You sure have made a lot of wonderful afghans and this one is very sweet with the pink edging.

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  7. Those squares are darling. I love the woven look. Sounds like a good day for walking around.

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