Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Things that have made me happy lately:

MousesHouses Be Safe and...

A Common Sense Camp --"The camp has eight themed weeks that include kitchen confidence, anti-racism, DIY, laundry and cleaning, safety and emergency preparedness, personal finance, city savvy, and social skills."  Now is a good time to teach kids about common place things they need to know.  :)

Mary's Sewing Camp--teach a kid to sew and you may end up with quilts.  

Earth School

The Power of Play by Steve Curry
When we play, we affirm our values and connect with others. When we are absorbed in play, we lose ourselves.” Contemporary American author Diane Ackerman says, “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” 


Snail Mail During the Pandemic and Mail Art During Lockdown -- Writing letters and postcards has appealed to many people during this period.

Books/Reading:  All of these were Advanced Reader Copies, and  all were very good.  I was glad to have another Maeve Kerrigan/Josh Derwent by Jane Casey installment (so good!).  The John Connolly Charlie Parker book is different from his previous books (no paranormal events), but excellent as usual.  I love Sherry Thomas' Lady Sherlock series (Charlotte is a delightful detective).  A Dance with Fate is the second in the Warrior Bard series by Marillier  (I only recently read the first one and this one is just as good).


I still have two or three letters to answer and have been making more envelopes and trying to organize my ephemera.  


  1. The critter face masks are adorable! I love the otter's dress fabric.

    1. The critters do know how to work the mask effect, don't they!

  2. Such a happy post! Love those mice!

  3. That commonsense camp does have a nice mixture of useful themes!


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