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Friday, January 4, 2019

Field, Pond, More Purchases

 
I took my little 3-mile walk today. The sun was shining, and that was a good enough reason to get out and exercise.

The light made the fields a creamy golden color

golden winter fields

The bypass pond is frozen and still, but the shadows almost look like waves.

small frozen pond

Apparently, so many things happened in 2018 that I pretty much forgot a bunch of the year happened. Here are three more purchases that were really good.

First up is the messenger bag I bought as a retirement/birthday gift for myself. The only picture you've seen of it was the advertisement, not the bag as I actually received it. Well, it has been perfect! I had to mend one little thing that wasn't right when it arrived, but that was easily dealt with, and I've been really happy with it. Its main fault is the lack of a good place to put pens and pencils, but I found a leather pencil case (really a small clutch purse, but it's perfect) at a store that was going out of business, and bought that too.

messenger bag

The other two neat purchases are fabric. The first is for the next pair of pajamas pants. Loretta was with me and we got enough so she will get some too.

fabric with sea turtles

This next picture isn't going to look like much, but I am really happy about it. After the saga of the ruined pants on my fall hike, I started thinking about fabric for the next pair that don't come off a thrift shop rack. I got to thinking about my favorite hiking pants of all time, and they were a cotton/nylon blend fabric. This has some of the better properties of pants for hiking because of the nylon, and doesn't give me a rash. Since I have to order most any fabric I get any more, I went looking, and found this great woodsy color. So, probably in the spring there will be more sewing!

dark green fabric

In other news: Wow. I accomplished a lot today. Errands all over the place, laundry, one more trip to the grocery store because apparently everyone was making split pea soup last week. But today I found some. Miscellaneous stuff. Maybe early bed, since I didn't sleep well last night.


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1 comment:

Ann said...

The messenger bag looks like a nice one
I like that fabric for the pajama pants and the green is perfect for hiking

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