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ReginaMary Messa

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Day 4, Reason 4

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Halloween 2017 – The theme was “SCARY” so I went as a basket of my son’s dirty laundry

I would not want to spend my free time looking at my face, why would you?  I know that sounds dorky, but another reason I decided against podcasting is insecurity.  That’s legit, right?

Did you know?  Directions for laundering microfiber cleaning/dusting cloths specific state NO FABRIC SOFTENER.  This is most likely because the effectiveness of these gems is in part due to static electricity.

Did you also know?  Static electricity causes fabrics to cling to each other?  You probably did.

True confession:  My husband walked around NYC for business one day wearing a dust cloth under his shirt.  He discovered it in the men’s room of a restaurant at the end of his day.  He still loves me, bless his heart.

The fourth project I finished recently was a baby blanket for the knitting art club we have at the middle school.  Every year, the art teacher provides yarn, needles and instruction to students interested in knitting a blanket for the NICU of a local hospital. It is remarkable what these kids can accomplish!  Some take to it like a fish to water.  This year she donated over 120 hand knit/crocheted items.  We were blessed with a donation of yarn this year from local yarn goddess, Jill Draper.  Please take a moment and visit her Etsy shop Jill Draper Makes Stuff  Her yarn is beautiful and her heart is expansive.

The blanket I knit was from an existing stash.  I don’t care for the yarn, it split easily, but the colors are so pretty.  I did not use a pattern, and I added cables when knitting the purple parts. I did not take a photo of the finished blanket.  I blocked it aggressively and the end result was less crinkly and more lacy.

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Willow Yarns Dappled Violets

Sipping:  Lavazzo Espresso Perfetto Blend (don’t be impressed, it’s for the Keurig)

Listening: Jessica by the Allman Brothers Band – Brothers and Sisters (can’t. get. enough.)

Saint du jour:  St. Bridgid, patron of Ireland, dairymaids, cattle, midwives, Irish nuns, and newborn babies.  I like this lady.  With Killian as a maiden name what’s not to love.  Apparently, Bridgid’s mother was baptized by St. Patrick!  Let’s keep everyone under her care close to our hearts.

Peace to all!

Regina

I posted an adorable photo of Razz here

6 comments on “Day 4, Reason 4

  1. Razz is truly adorable ❤

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      His is such a good boy! Do you have pets of your own?

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      1. Yes, I have an elderly small terrier called Bertie. He might be small but he has a huge personality 🙂 He sometimes features on my blog 🐕🐶

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      2. ReginaMary says:

        I will have to meet Bertie!

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  2. I never use fabric softener. They all smell so strong. We live with static cling:)
    My father once spent an entire day with a sock on his back between his t-shirt and dress shirt. Fortunately he hadn’t taken off his suit coat:)

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      My husband has the best sense of humor. We laughed until we found our abs that night!

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