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COVID 19-Free Holiday

I have decided to take a break today from the influx of every changing information about the virus called "Corona" that is sweeping our nation and creating fear and even panic in otherwise mostly well-informed people. Today marks Day 12 since I decided to self-quarantine in my home. I have only been out to take daily walks walk in my neighborhood daily; and yesterday I took a car ride in  to no where in particular!

I am determined to think of only positive things. Tomorrow, I will be refreshed and ready to go back into battle to do the best for me and my family during this crisis of unknown quantity for our nation and the world!

I have been playing Kenny Rogers music all day to honor him. His death may not seems positive to you, but after all, he has gotten us through good times and bad for years with his talents and songs. Bless his heart!

During this time I have been cooking and baking up a storm! So far it is more fun when all I have is time. Also, it can be an interesting challenge to make something with what is on hand. Today it is ham, tomato & onion quiche. The ham was in the freezer, probably from Christmas!

I also used the leftover fruit to make fruit drop cookies last week from fruitcakes I made at Christmas. The recipe makes a huge batch, so I was able to answer the call from a neighbor who wanted cookies for the residents of the nursing home she works in. Karma saved me from calories!

Is it Freudian that I am focusing on two famous people who have died recently? I think not! Del Pitt Feldman is one of my crochet heroines from the 70s. I have her books and was so inspired by her when I was first learning to crochet back then.

Crochet Discovery & Design
The Crocheters Art
Ironically, I had just finished a profile on Del and had to turn it in to the CGOA website Who's Who in Crochet  page without her complete information. Even her contemporary designers who I contacted did not know of her whereabouts.

Del Pitt Feldman died on January 14, 2019 at the age of 90. Just days before I was to leave for the month of February in Mexico, I was interviewed by the obituary writer for the New York Times. You may ave seen the news on the internet. It was just last week that I received the original copy of the obit from my cousin. While I was gone, it was fun to hear from various ones that they were excited to see my name in the NYT!

New York Times, February 2, 2020
Dress: rayon ribbon, metallics, lame', corde' and twist, mirrors, beads, "Front panel shows Albino Indian figure inspired by my trip to Guatemala." Del Pit Feldman's memory will live on and  continue to influence contemporary crochet! From Crochet ~ Discovery & Design by Del Pitt Feldman

I hope I have brought a little sparkly, bright into your day and lifted your spirits. Tell me what you are doing to keep looking on the bright side.


Unknown said…
Thanks for sharing! I have been reading The Moment of Lift by Melanie Gates. It is a lovely read as she also shares her own personal life problems and solutions. It is a book about empathy and right now we do needs lots of empathy. She has a unique insight into how women are so important in bringing about change.

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