Friday, December 27, 2019

Washcloth Travel Roll

Christmas was quiet. I have no pictures of a tree, decorations, pretty packages or family gatherings. These weeks have been spent eating Dan's great cooking, and watching TV or listening to a book while sewing, or continuing to crochet my pull-it-out-once-a-year afghan. 

During this season of thoughtfulness about the meaning of Christmas, a wonderful Christian movie/TV series about Jesus came to my attention. It's called "The Chosen." Each program is so very well done, presenting Bible stories from the perspective of other people.

The first six programs are free, beginning with this 20 minute program that started it:

Following that is Episode 1. 

I can't recommend these highly enough. If you become hooked, as I did, download and watch the rest of the series on the free app called "The Chosen."

I follow Lee Chappell Monroe's blog - MayChappell - and when her Washcloth Travel Roll Tutorial popped up in July, I knew exactly what I'd make as Christmas gifts for family members. 

First I went shopping for new washcloths at an outlet store, selecting those appropriate for each guy and gal. Then of course, even more fun was choosing stashed fabrics to coordinate with each washcloth. 

I like this so much because it's useful. How many times have I been traveling and found myself with a wet toothbrush? 

The washcloth folds over wet bristles and then is rolled up for travel!

A new toothbrush and toothpaste went into each one, to help the recipient understand how it's meant to be used.

You might notice that after making one with ribbon ties, as Lee suggests in her tutorial, I made them with elastic bands.

I'd like to believe everyone will use these when they're on the go. I know I will use mine!

Another audiobook listen and review is for The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. It takes a close look into the mid-1930s lives of women who work for the WPA (Works Progress Administration in the Roosevelt-era) as pack horse librarians. The story follows five women who ride mules and horses to deliver books, comic books, magazines, and scrapbooks to rural families in a coal-mining area of Kentucky. Alice, a British bride, joins the library group and befriends Margery, who must face a difficult challenge. Through their struggles, Alice learns about herself, and is empowered to become the person she's meant to be.

Linda's score: 4.5/5.0

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, and is enjoying this winding-down time in between Christmas and the start of 2020. Linda


  1. We had a very quiet Christmas also, although we did spend 2 days with some family before they left for their holiday. I feel a little sad now that the grandchildren are all grown, as Christmas is certainly for the littlies, which makes it so much more fun. My grandchildren are aged 15 to 29.
    I LOVE those wash cloths. What a great idea! I must make a couple for my sister. We are going on holiday in March and I'm sure she will like one. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What an interesting gift. I hope I can remember this one next year as I think it is a great idea.

  3. Nice travel gift! I'm listening to the same audio-book currently. Just started, but enjoying it. We had a quiet Christmas, too.

  4. The wash cloth rolls are great Linda! Thanks for the idea!

  5. That's a clever little way to handle a wet toothbrush. Seems like a good idea for gifting. Wishing you the best in 2020 Linda!

  6. I didn't know JoJo Moyes had a new book out. This seems different from her series before. I need to put it on my list. Thanks for sharing!

  7. what a great little gift idea. Have to try one for me. Like the elastic idea better than the tie.


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