Needle Crafters in Quarantine

Diana Oleson

We hope May finds all of the Robson Ranch residents healthy and in good spirits.

As much as I miss Thursdays with my fellow crafters, I feel this is the right thing to do by staying home where it is safe and, in turn, this helps to lower infections to others as well as ourselves and our families.

Being in quarantine reminds me of Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. We can get up every day and do the same thing over and over again, or we can get up and find something new to do and perhaps challenge ourselves to learn something new. I have decided to do the latter and look for something new to learn. Each day I finish a crochet or knitted project, I look for something I have not done before and always wanted to learn—be it a new stitch or technique; and I am thankful for YouTube classes.

I am still making items for our various charities. There will be an even greater need for our help in the coming months (maybe even years) and not just for items we make, but for food for the food pantries which are quickly running out of supplies (Especially the food pantry in Eloy). Blood donations will be needed as well.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever, have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey.