August Action

Well, we are in the middle of the hottest time of the year in the southwestern area of the country. It has been triple digits in the teens here in Las Vegas, and it actually feels almost nice at 103 tonight. Hopefully this is the last month of the extreme heat. Tell me where you live and how the weather is. I know it varies across the nation

I took a little time out from crocheting much this month and have completed another project close to my heart–pillow beds for rescue dogs. I have finished another 15 fleece, no-sew fringe pillow beds for the Animal Network here in Vegas. I have been doing this for about two years now, and it brings me great joy to know I am contributing to making these lost, abandoned, rescued dogs’ lives a little more comfortable. I am always looking for bargain or donated fleece fabrics and polyester stuffing to continue this mission. If anyone knows a good source for these I would be most thankful to you.

I continue to add new sea creatures to my crocheted fish for aquarium kits. I have added the puffer fish and crab most recently. I will now be adding sea horse and starfish and octopus to the collection. It’s a slow process since I don’t use specific patterns. I just look at a photo and create as I go along. If anyone has suggestions for other special fish or sea creatures I welcome the challenge.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we continue to be challenged by the Covid 19 pandemic. So many lives have been negatively affected by this disease and its effects. I pray that everything settles down and people can lead at least a partially normal life very soon. As a retired senior who no longer drives, I have not been affected significantly. And my two rescue dogs are very happy that “Mommy” is home all day with them. They were really happy when my son was working from home and was also home all day for them to visit with throughout the day. He is now back to his office to work.

And the extreme heat has kept me from walking the dogs like I did before. So we are a little bored. I have filled part of that time with baking special treats for the family, as well as my dogs. The AC compensates for the oven heat. If anyone wants the recipe, let me know and I will be happy to share it with you.

If you know an elderly person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease who is stuck alone with no visitors in a nursing or care home, please contact me; I would like to help them find some joy with a therapy fidget/sensory sleeve.

And with that, see you next month with more new projects and perhaps a new recipe or two.

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