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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Calories, Crocheting, Charity and Wine

 I have many friends I know personally who use a Fitbit, plus I have a ton of on line friends who wear a Fitbit.  I love the little device and have met face to face with several of my Fitbit friends after knowing them on line.  I consider that a real plus.  It's really lots of fun meeting up with people you chat with on line.  My steps have been way down though lately.  I don't enjoy walking outside in the cold.  It didn't used to bother me.  Last winter I went to the gym and used the treadmill, but I haven't even gotten back into doing that.  I need to.  A couple of those pounds have found their way to my waste again.
 Aren't these cute?  Colorful too.  When my daughter was home for Thanksgiving she and I made these.  Well actually, I made a couple and she made about 10.  I took the picture early in the process.  These are water filter covers.  She's part of a group that sends water filters to Uganda.  Trouble is they are rather fragile and break easily, so they came up with the idea of making a filter cozy out of cotton.  These crocheted cotton cozy help protect the much needed water filters.  I've got a good mound of cotton in my stash and we'll no doubt make more when she comes home for Christmas.  My problem is you need to crochet quite tightly which is hard on my arthritis, so I can't make as many as she can.  I had to switch projects, to something that would bother my arthritis less; and I was trying hard to finish a couple of afghans for my charity, Bridge and Beyond.

This is a wine rack.  Can you tell?  LOL.  It was a kit.  Hubby and I've been looking off and on for one that would fit our space, so we could save space in the kitchen cabinets where the wine and wine glasses have been.

AND.....here it is all put together in corner in the dining room.  It holds 2 cases of wine, though you can see we have some empty spaces.  It holds a dozen wine glasses.  We're pretty happy with it....and it was on sale!

Are you getting ready for Christmas at your house?  I've barely begun.

11 comments:

  1. Love that wine rack. I use a garmin fitness tracker and love it.

    What a great idea for the water filters.

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    1. Hi Marsha, thanks for the visit. I've heard good things about the Garmin tracker. I think all the trackers make us so much more aware of what we do, or don't do.

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  2. Have you ever tried mall walking as a fitness method? It's popular here in Canada in the winter -- safer and warmer than walking outside and more interesting than walking on a treadmill.

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    1. I haven't, but might have to do that. The closest mall isn't an inside one, but the super grocery store though would be an option. Thanks for the idea. And thanks for the visit.

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    2. Forgot to say, Debra I added you to my blog list to share some linky love and to make visiting easier.

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  3. Dear Sandy
    I have just popped over to say hello and to say thank you for visiting my blog. That wine rack looks great - my husband would love one of those!
    No, I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet - that will happen this week (hopefully!)
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Hope you get all of it done. Many thanks for visiting my blog. Have added you to my blog list to make visiting easier.

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  4. Hi Sandy. Like Ellie I am dropping over to thank you for visiting my blog. Love those filter covers - what a clever idea.
    And no, no decorating here yet. Soon.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, much appreciated. Will add you to my blog log, to share some linky love and to make visiting easier. Good luck with your decorating.

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  5. The rack sure looks like a great fit. That is a great idea to cover the filters. Never used fitbit. It might explode from how much I move around lol

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    1. You can get pretty addicted to wearing the fitbit or any tracker, lol. Thanks Pat for visiting, much appreciated. I'll get you added to my blog log to make visiting easier and to share some linky love.

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