I am truly grateful for all the key workers that are maintaining our shops, production, packing, delivering, stacking shelves so many people involved in the chain. I applaud you all. I took the time this morning to really think about the people that are still working, transport in all its guises buses/trains along with all the deliveries. The postal services again in so many different ways. Care workers and of course our beloved NHS workers at all levels. So many unsung heroes that are keeping our country going and helping those in need I will be forever grateful.
Soap seems to be short supply here on the Island so I have been making a couple of batches. My way of giving back to the community that has been so good to us. Bringing a smile in times of uncertainty.
Eggs are another way of giving back, lets hope our girls continue to lay every day.
Flowers are so uplifting and what a surprise when this gorgeous bunch arrived in the post from our daughter. Making my day and lifting spirits.
There was also a little surprise left in the front lobby another bouquet from our dear friend and neighbour who is able to go to the stores. She picked up a few bits for us, bread and fresh salad and these gorgeous blooms.
I was asked by our ministers wife to write some poetry for the church news. A rather daunting task when I first thought about it as it wasn't something I have ever done before. It is quite amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. I will share some of it with you as time goes by.
Crafting is still a major way of filling my day. Thank goodness for the stash of craft provisions making it possible. Our youngest grandson has a pirate bedroom so I have made some storage bags for him. My favourite is this large bag using fabric that has been in my stash for years and lined with the remains of an old red sheet.
A hessian patch stitched on so that it can be clearly labelled.
Skull and cross bones fabric used to line the drawstring bag and shopper. He will love them.
I am knitting a bag on enormous needles using this pattern.
It won't take long to knit up at all.
We are filling our days and are surprisingly upbeat. We are enjoying the sunshine even though it is still very cold. Making the most of what is an unavoidable situation. Hope all is well with you and that you are not too stressed by the situation we all find ourselves. Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.