Moving on

Hi there, have you started any new projects since the pandemic came to town? I did the cliché thing of doing yoga in the mornings, which has been the second best thing I’ve ever done to my body except for swimming. For some reason I haven’t been doing it for 10 days now, gonna start again cause I hardly need to ask Johan for massage anymore, the yoga solves all the crochet pain, stress pain etc.

Something I’ve been thinking about for years now (as you can see, almost 4 years) – I have finally decided to start a Patreon page, it’s not yet published, I will let you know. This means some posts will be behind a paywall – I don’t have the capacity of writing posts that take hours and hours to produce without any kind of compensation (hence the fewer posts, I have been working my ass off with my other projects that put food on the table) and all things are not meant to be here for everyone to read. Any support will be so helpful for me to continue this page which I love to fill with content and a Patreon page will let me do so without involving even less ads than before. Personally I can no longer stand blogs and instagrams with too many product placements – no matter how much I try not to get affected, it’s draining and makes the blogs/instagrams lose their personality. That’s me though, I’m enjoying personal blogs and instagrams because if I want products – I go look for them somewhere else.

The picture of me is taken by Johan at 3 in the morning some time in October when we hung out on the sofa talking, talking and talking. Did I show you the glasses I got in August? Since I started eating medicine, I can’t remember everything (not being a control freak anymore), apparently it’s even harder for Johan to follow my thoughts than before; my brain works extremely fast and jumps from subject to subject within a second.

This (more personal things, like the story about friendship break-ups), recipes, more pictures of my home and other stuff that take a lot of time to produce are the kind of posts I will lock for patreons only to be able to read. It will give me more freedom & time to write in the way I want to, be more personal and hopefully some of you would like to join me for that “new chapter” of the blog.

Thanks for reading.


  • Thilda
    February 10, 2021 at 11:34 am

    I have started to make exercises every day. Feels better every week! 🙂 Also I found Japan! I have read 6 books about Japan and more books are waiting.

    • Sandra
      February 11, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      That sounds fun! Discovering new things to almost get obsessed about is one of the best things I know. Enjoy!

  • sonrie
    February 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I have tried to create a daily or at least weekly routine, since I am primarily home (caring for my son) during the week. It helps my mind to have an idea of lunch and dinner, grocery lists, cleaning plan, free time, prayer time, etc during the day and week. It is not set in stone but more of a work in progress and I can see the benefits already. I don’t love “having to clean the whole house” at once so breaking it up into a few minutes each day so far has seemed more manageable to me.
    I have also tried to play 1 or 2 games of solitaire each day, for fun.
    I could never get into yoga but I do enjoy stretches and I carry the baby and we dance to fun music. He loves it. When is it not literally freezing we will go for more walks.

    • Sandra
      February 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      You inspired me to try to break the cleaning up in smaller pieces, it just gets too overwhelming otherwise, thanks!!

  • Mims
    February 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    I would be happy to support your posts through Patreon. I sort of come and go …I seem to loose touch with my blog reading (really only a handful now) when things get busy and then i “rediscover” them. Covid got me back into this rediscovering..I suddenly had so much more time. Blogging must be exhausting in many ways (witness so many bloggers ceasing there activities) and deserves some payback. I really value your blog, and at the risk of sounding creepy, I sort of feel you are some old crochet friend (like Ingrid from woodwoolstool and Alicia from rosylittlethings) who moved away to live a more interesting life in a city far away. Anyway, these brief glimpses help me stay sane and mentally happy. I need to get out the yoga mat too….the pools are closed here and swimming not an option (I so miss it!) and have gotten very lazy and my body is complaining. I also have found going gluten free has my joints immensely.

    • Sandra
      February 15, 2021 at 2:28 pm

      Wow, the gluten free discovery – I love when one makes a change and the reward comes and says hi!
      Still trying to figure out how I will use Patreon, let’s see 🙂
      Nice to read your words, thanks for visiting still!

  • Esther
    February 12, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Sandra Juto,
    I really enjoy reading your blog for years now – since you have been with a homestory at Freunde von Freunden! The pictures as well as the texts give me joy and inspiration, especially as i´m living a very different life. And my nice is cuddeling up to a buttchrack charakter… .
    Therefore I would really like to send over some support, but I can´t find a button to pay something – so please give me notice, how I could do it.
    Thank you!


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