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Another cloudy day

December 18th, 2020 at 09:29 pm

Another cloudy day in Central Illinois. I think this is what makes winter so difficult, the gloominess. We won't mention the cold and the frozen precip, but...

I guess the cloud cover tends to make me feel a little blue. I have no reason to feel that way. 

The past couple of weeks have kept me busy delivering stuff for our church's group. In the past we went as a group to deliver hats to schools and non profits, but this year, I did it solo. I delivered hats and scarves to a school, then delivered dish cloths to a food pantry as well as some food and some hats, baby hats to a local hospital, baby and kids' hats to a health care group that works with those in high poverty, hats to our local cancer center, fidget sleeves to a nursing home, and cup cozies, candy, and beverage mixes to our local police department. We didn't make as many hats this year due to not being able to meet, but many of the ladies continued to work at home. Our totals are as follows:

Hats: 1089

Scarves: 291

Baby Hats: 132

Dish cloths: 210

Cup Cozies: 72

Fidget Sleeves: 18

I also dropped off some presents to some of our friends. Most were put on their porch. I delivered them when the weather was milder so stuff could sit out for a bit. I finished wrapping DH's gifts yesterday. He loves Grape Nehi in bottles and our local Cracker Barrel had 4 bottles in their gift shop. I will admit, I chickened out. I put them in a gift bag. But they and a few other items are under the tree. 

It's hard to believe Christmas is a week away.

4 Responses to “Another cloudy day”

  1. Wink Says:

    The food distribution center where I volunteer received a donation of hats, scarves and dishcloths from a church group who makes them. The recipients really need them and are so thankful! Your generosity helps so many in need, especially now when the lines are long and people are in such a tough spot.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    What are fidget sleeves?

  3. Dido Says:

    Wow, that's a lot of knitting/crocheting!

    I hope your weather is sunnier today!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Lucky Robin, fidget sleeves are like tubes of knitting or crocheting that are made with soft yarn and have buttons and beads sewn on them. I read an article that people with dementia tend to pick at their arms so having a fidget sleeve helps to give them something to touch and pick at.

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