I’ve just completed stitching six little drawstring bags for the charity Foster Hope. These are given for children in foster care, amongst with other items, and they use them to keep their toiletries or pens and pencils in. Just so you don't thinks I'm Wonder Woman, I have to confess that the bags were stitched, bit by bit, over a period of several weeks – I’m still pacing myself sitting at the sewing machine after my spinal surgery. Then I had to go and purchase some suitably coloured cord, and the final job was threading it through. There, all done. Mmm, it seems that I should be stitching a few extra, suitable for boys.
Drawstring bags for donation
I had a bit of excitement the other day when I had to climb up the drop down ladder in the garage to get to our storage space in the ceiling. This always causes me a little apprehension, those wooden treads are rather small and then its a matter of clambering through the hole at the top of the ladder. Not at all easy, I can tell you, not being young, fit and flexible any more!
Up the ladder
The reason for my trip up the ladder was to put the two little blue toddlers cardigans I had recently completed away. I have a crate upstairs which has some of my children’s knitting projects tucked away, ready and waiting for any new family arrivals. There were several items in the crate which I had completely forgotten about!
We are in our second week of lockdown, and we are both pottering around, doing this and that, and tuning in to the 1.00pm TV update every day. As we have been told, the numbers will get worse before they get better, but the good news is that there has not been a single death so far in this current outbreak. In fact, the pandemic deaths here in New Zealand have been minuscule, with a total of 26 since the pandemic started in 2020.
Keep safe and well everyone, and we are safely tucked up at home, obeying the rules. Our planned three week caravan trip is not happening, but hopefully we will be able to get away soon.