Friday Finds

My uncle texted this to me today and it gave me the best laugh. God bless the Quigley sense of humor.
  1. Spring clean your accounts now that you are stuck at home.
  2. Ina Garten for the win.
  3. You know I loved this article about getting through the pandemic with needle crafts.
  4. Yes, Detroit. Yes.
  5. I bought one.
  6. This is our inspiration for next week’s art project.
  7. We’re making face masks. I didn’t have any fabric so we ordered some cute fabrics from our local store. Like this, this, this, and this.
  8. Coronavirus tourism posters.
  9. 13 things on the internet to life your spirits.
  10. I love these forest pictures.
  11. I may have said this before but I love Sir Patrick Stewart. No seriously, I love him.
  12. This instagram account has given me a chuckle almost every day.
  13. I should be an architect?
  14. Adding some of these to my TBR pile.

Hope you are all having a good weekend!

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  • I was SO excited when I found old episodes of Barefoot Contessa on Hulu last week. I have always loved her but never more than during this quarantine.

    My best friend made masks and is dropping some off today. Perfect timing with the new CDC suggestion. It makes me wish I had any sort of sewing or crafting talent.

    I love Matt Shirley too!

    Thank you for brightening my Saturday morning. 🙂

    • Oh goodness! I didn’t know she was on Hulu!! Thank you for mentioning that!!

      I’m glad you have someone to make you masks! I don’t have natural talent (the first time I ever tried knitting I took a class and the woman said to me
      “I think you’re going to need to find yourself a different hobby.”) but I am stubborn. (It also has helped me be less of a perfectionist.) 🙂

      Hope you have a great weekend!!

  • So I thought I was going crazy because I checked here on Friday and didn’t see this post, but I can see from Kari’s comment that it came out on Saturday? Anyway, so excited to have this to read during my lunch break later today. thankyouthankyouthankyou

    • Ha! That’s funny. With the kids home and us sharing tech – things aren’t getting posted until later in the day. I don’t think this made it up until LATE Friday.

  • OK, so there was no lunch break. But this was a nice way to end the day. I love that list of books. I especially want to try the Solnit book and the L’Engle. There are others, too, but those stand out. There are a few I already tried and didn’t much care for. This is making me sad, though, that our libraries are closed. I suppose if I want to read them I’ll have to buy them.

    I clicked on the link about spring cleaning my accounts with such hopefulness, but I quickly realized I hate doing every single one of those things and so I closed that tab pretty quickly. This is not my time for those chores. It is my time for needlework. Oh, I loved that photo of the women knitting in the tube in London. Everytime I have a Zoom happy hour with my girlfriends I am working on an embroidery project.

    And thank you for the face mask pattern. That looks like one I could manage, and apparently I need one. Lots of fabric stash here. I’d say that maybe I can make a variety to match different outfits, but as I only need one once a week or less (to get groceries), I guess not.

    I can’t wait to see your art project–maybe tomorrow? 🙂 And I also chuckled at the charts on Instagram. Especially the Covid pro/con list. I am easily amused these days.

    Thank you for the normalcy, the smiles, and the diversion. I should try some of that on my blog.

    • Hi The art project is coming up yet this week. I didn’t do it, but looking at theirs I wish I would have. I definitely am going to participate in the one we are doing this week!!

      You can definitely manage the mask pattern if I can. I am not a skilled sewer and don’t enjoy it (though I wish I did), but with Jesse having to leave for work, I want him using a mask.

      I want to say that I really appreciate your blog and your honest/thoughtful take on this time we are living. I don’t have the words but it’s nice to read someone who does. I would love to see more of your embroidery project though!! (And how fitting to be doing a project on home when ours have become so important!!)

      • Thank you for the encouragement to write. Have been feeling a little unsure about that. But, I will share the embroidery project. And yes, in this time of feeling unmotivated to do so many things (like wearing a bra or doing my hair), I’ve been a little bit on fire with home projects.