Crochet Windmill

23. April 2019 hobbies 0
Twenty-eight years ago I received my March, 1991 issue of Decorative Crochet. Much to my delight, I ran across it today. A little crinkled but that’s okay. The Windmill pattern is still legible: Optical Illusion by Maumi Sato pages 10, 11.

Rebatch Soap

22. April 2019 hobbies 0
If YouTuber’s make a point with less rambling their ratings could soar. People may have no time for trivia. I’m focused on soap rebatching today. Even if it’s just store bought scraps, the process is improving. It’d be nice to invest in some clear melt and pour someday. Meanwhile, these YouTube demonstrations with those who ...

Writing relieves stress

17. September 2017 hobbies, therapies 0
Journaling brings relief from worry that causes stress. Michigan State University backs up the evidence of James Pennebaker study during the 80’s that expressive writing allows people to deal with anxiety, stress, and improves the immune system. Thanks to these observations, the field of “psychoneuroimmunology” was created to find out how expressive writing improves the ...

Aquarium spa

08. March 2017 hobbies, pet therapy 2
Couldn’t resist a beta splendens in a fish bowl yesterday (March 6, 2017). Watching this fish is so relaxing. He simply moves around so slowly and has such a beautiful blue iridescent color. I’ve kept them alive like this for years. Soon as I introduced them to community aquatics (30 gallon) they got bullied to ...