I purchased an update to my Corel photo software, some time ago. I had a really hard time getting it installed, their problem, not mine, so I kind of left it and continued using the old version. Today, I opened it up and used it to process my pictures for the blog. Surprise! After I spent about an hour learning how to use the new features, it is so much easier and quicker that how I was doing it before. I think I still need to practice a bit more, but I learned something new!
Yesterday, I cut branches from my forsythia bush. I bought the bush when it was tiny, about 30 years ago. The poor thing has had a hard life. It has survived ice storms, extreme cold, and even having the city dig it up to fix the water main. It is a symbol to me for how adversity only makes you stronger. Each year, just before Easter, I bring branches in and force them. It has never failed, although it looks questionable, today.
I have been doing a lot of knitting.
I started my Flotini shawl, just as we started staying home. It is easy knitting for TV viewing. it will be perfect for spring evenings.
There will be a lot of ends to weave in, but it is looking very good so far. Not bad for a stash dive.
My friend Cheryl, (aka Grandma Coco), asked if I would be be interested in knitting the Bellevue Mittens. She asked the designer if the pattern could be used as a fundraiser for the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Rescue. I am behind the other knitters, but I don't think we will need mittens much more before October. This is my second try, since the first try went very wrong, very early. The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma, found hiding in my stash. Of course, it is purple.
Finally, like millions of others, around the world, I am trying to grow my own sourdough starter.
It is kind of like having a fish tank. You feed it every day, and watch to see if it is doing anything. We had signs of life today, bubbles! We might get bread in a couple more weeks.