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Simple Little Things That Make Me Happy- Hand Prints

I am very fond of the little kiddo that lives next door. He and his Mamma are good friends of mine.

The doorbell will ring and my little friend will announce that it has been 50 years since we talked, so we will sit together on the porch and have a chat. His Mamma sits on the grass and we all enjoy the moment.

Yesterday, I took paper and pen outside and drew around his hand and he astounded me with his mathematical abilities. Three years old and doing some pretty clever addition! wow….

We had a lovely time drawing lots of handprints.

Then I cut one of them out, traced it on wood and cut it out. I burned the date on it and am going to give it to my friend for Mother’s Day.

I haven’t felt up to doing any wood work for more than 6 months, so it felt sweet to say hello to my saw and sander again.

I made wooden handprints of my children’s hands when they were little, and still treasure them.

Handprints are magical. They make me happy.

What made you happy today? ❤



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The adventures of 2 travelling bears-1

One of our son’s closest friends, Paul, decided to move to another city to go to school.

So, our son and his wife and another of their dear friends, (Mike), decided to drive Paul to his new city.

They loaded up their van with Paul’s possesions and came out to the farm to spend the night before ‘take off’.

As I watched them preparing for the journey, I had the sudden impulse to ask Paul if he would like a travelling comfort bear to keep him company on his great adventure.

He said- Yes, please!

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

Luckily, I have a stash of them, crocheted from the designs in my book: Crocheted Teddy Bears (link)

Mike was also open to adopting a teddy, so he chose one, too….

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Soon, the Intrepid Travellers were all packed and ready to head out down the road, over the mountains to the Coast…..

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The van was loaded right to the gills, so the bears decided to check the air pressure on the tires….

copyright Angus Findlay

They declared it to be acceptable.

All hatches  battened… and the team prepared for a good night’s sleep and an early morning departure….

Further adventures of Team Paul and  The Amazing Travelling Bears to be continued….


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