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Winter Sunrise

Winter Sunrise From My Window in Calgary

Sometime ‘life’ is dominating my thoughts and work. Sometimes these little windows into my world don’t fit neatly anywhere else so they get listed under ‘This and That!’ Sometimes an issue requires a rant. Or I just feel like sharing something that is important or has touched me in someway.

My ‘Surgical Mask’ Pattern

Posted by on April 6, 2020 in Featured Flag, This And that!, Uncategorized | 5 comments

My ‘Surgical Mask’ Pattern

I am not an expert! This is my choice for a surgical mask pattern and is the mask preferred by my husband. I am waiting for my son to tell me whether it works with a beard! My thoughts on types of materials that may be used can be found in previous postings. I do not recommend the use of hepa materials associated with vacuum cleaners and furnaces. It seems that the companies that produce these filters are now giving an emphatic NO to inquiries about their use. The argument is that they give off small particles that when released into a large...

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Masks, Masks and more Masks!

Posted by on April 3, 2020 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 2 comments

Masks, Masks and more Masks!

It appears that my research on fabric masks was not a waste of time! Masks have become a top news story yesterday and today. So here is a little commentary based on my research to date. Wearing a cloth mask does not give YOU a high level of protection from COVID-19 but, if everyone wore a mask, THEIR masks would. The following is a ‘brain dump’ of information gathered over a two week period and was intended for personal use. I share my thoughts but do not prescribe for others. Hopefully it will encourage you to do your own...

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My Response to COVID-19

Posted by on March 31, 2020 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

My Response to COVID-19

I don’t want to take supplies away from our medical personnel but I need access to breathing protection. So I did a lot of research. I am making fabric masks that will not be perfect for virus protection, but will up my level of protection when I have to venture out to get supplies, and will work for me during seasons when pollen, dust and smoke are prevalent. First of all I am sheltering at home and have since early March. We wash our hands and clean surfaces frequently. We try not to touch our face. We had a family member overseas at...

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Where has all the art gone?

Posted by on August 27, 2017 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Where has all the art gone?

Last winter and spring I was laid low with a series of viruses followed by a bout with pneumonia. Let me just say that my art required too much energy and wasn’t on the agenda!  Being a person who can’t sit still without doing ‘something’ I decided that although the only way to control the cough was to sit still, I could tackle the second of my life goal and could sit at the computer to update the family genealogy and start writing a book on the family history. Sorting Genealogy Resource Material As part of our...

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2017 – Heading into a New Year

Posted by on January 2, 2017 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

2017 – Heading into a New Year

Bear with me. There is a bit of 2017 introspection here… Looking Back to 2016 As 2016 wound down I found myself restless, rudderless in my art. For some time I’ve been wanting to branch out, expand into new ventures, try new techniques and perhaps define a new style of work. I have stuck a toe in the water here and there but nothing has super-charged my engines! It is one of the first years in some time that I have not picked my ‘word’ for the year.  All this started to puzzle me a little. I’m usually goal...

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Putting it all Together

Posted by on December 10, 2016 in Featured Flag, This And that! | 0 comments

Putting it all Together

I’m trying to pull all the bits together as we coast towards the end of 2016. We are in the middle of a deep freeze here in Calgary and I am being a wimp! If I don’t have to go out, I don’t! The ground is white, the weather forecasts are full of warnings and the accident count is high. One of the joys of being in ‘retirement’ mode is not ‘having to do’ a lot of things! Go Away Flu! I still have the lingering effects of a three-week flu that has methodically moved from sinus to ears to throat and back...

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