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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Yep! I'm still here!

First off, our grand daughter is back at Siena Heights U - she's a junior this year!  I am worried about her being in class part of the time (they'll be alternating virtual study and in class) but I think the school will be cautious.  Amber is in an apartment with two other girls on campus, which also makes me feel better..not sure why!  Plus, it's cheaper as they don't have to pay for utilities on campus. 

I know my days are busy but they don't always conclude with seeing work or art completed!  Guess that's where the term 'busy work' came from!  Who knows. 
I am making progress on my latest knitted shawl...I know...why are you knitting a shawl when you can't go anywhere to wear it!  I haven't a clue why I am making this shawl other than I'm enjoying learning how to knit lace patterns!  I really enjoy Laura Nelkin's patterns and her classes on Blueprint/Craftsy...whatever they are calling themselves these days...but that's a whole other post isn't it! 

And our favorite farm has been selling their delicious corn the past few weeks.  I think Bob and I have eaten corn at least 2-3 days a week for the past two weeks! 

And I've been freezing corn as well.  Trying several different ways to freeze corn (on and off the cob)!  I'll let you know this winter...I mean fall...the corn won't last that long in the freezer either!

One of my Florida buds, Nancy, gave me the suggestion given her from a farmer for freezing corn.  You add water to the kernels.  I did two with water and two without.  Can't wait to try them to see how they hold up!  Thanks, Nancy!

I am working on our MIP online lesson which is photo collage design work.  I  struggled with creating a good collage design but I sure learned a lot just trying to complete this module.  I'll be showing my finished/in progress pieces this week.  Still working on 3  collage pieces at a time!  It's good to walk away from working on the collage and come back to it with fresh eyes.

So until later this week...hope you are all wearing your mask(s) and staying positive!


  1. Hope all goes well for Amber and her roommates- it is a concern for sure. Yummy looking corn- will be interested to know the results of your trials in freezing. I know what you mean about busy work... all of my projects creep along.

  2. Best wishes for your grand to stay healthy. I worry about everyone that must live in a public setting. It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end. It just flew by for me. I'm wondering how the seasons will be in CA.

  3. Yummm….so jealous….we just don’t get good midwest style corn here…..


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