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Several of my blogging friends have kindly asked if I am OK since my blog posts have been few and far between this year.  I’m happy to report that I’m doing pretty well but moving very slowly and not getting too much done.  I have spinal stenosis issues which have forced me to give up quilting (except for very small items) and experimental cooking (which I’ve always loved) but I’m doing fine for an octogenarian, I think.

One thing I’ve been able to do comfortably is to continue my newfound hobby of knitting.  About 95% of the knitting is for charities and one of my newer ones is the Pine Ridge Children’s group in South Dakota.  I found them through Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/groups/for-the-children-of-pine-ridge  They need and appreciate everything that is warm and comforting which gives me an opportunity to make a variety of clothing.  I especially enjoy knitting for babies and preschoolers.  These are some of the items I finished in the past couple of weeks which will soon be on their way to a home for mothers and children who have escaped abusive situations.

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This vest is the largest size piece of clothing I’ve made so far – will fit a boy age 6-7.

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This poncho is for a little girl about 4 or 5 and I hope she likes the doggy buttons.

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I have some more projects ready to launder and, of course, a couple of things “on the needles”.  I’m grateful that I can be doing something useful that I enjoy.

 

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