It seems like this week has been really out-of-sorts…maybe just flat out weird. I am not a person to continually have the news on anytime nor do I live on social media. My thing is to be able to see something accomplished at the end of the day – yep, I am a visual kind of person. In my mind I titled today “Staying Busy Thursday”.
First, let me admit that I did not take photos today as I worked on items, I will try to fix the mistake and get them posted on here ASAP.
Second, I am going to state that I did not completely do social distancing. It’s ok if you gasp or think me a fool. I took today off, and actually spent it with another quilter who just wanted company that spoke “the same language” meaning we mostly talked quilts.
We set up tables at her place several feet apart. She had her machine and tools, and I had mine. We each worked on our own projects and ate our own packed lunches.
The point was to work on our own projects while visiting and just enjoying being with another quilter.
It was a nice day. Very little news but lots of quilt talk.
My goals included completing three different projects that were at three different places in their making.
The first goal was to sew together three foot of piano key border and attach it to the quilt. Done (and more scraps used too).
The second goal was to put together a wall hanging top of 8″ HST that was cut out. I wanted something simple that used up some more blue and brown scraps. Done with the HST being sewn together, however, I forgot the border fabric at home so the top is not complete yet.
The third was to add sashing and posts to 16 blocks that are made up of 3″ squares. I have the final sashing and post row to add to the top. I am still unsure what to do about an outside border.
So in six hours of sewing we worked on projects, discussed fabrics and quilts we wanted to make, and enjoyed the quiet when we were in between topics. No music, no panic, and little news. We were companionably sewing.
My point for other quilters is simply this while staying busy Thursday 03/19/2020:
- Check on other quilters that you know. Some may be fine, but others may need something simple that you can provide.
- Keep busy with your quilting or other projects on your list. It’s super easy to get depressed if you spend the day listening to the news or other people complain on social media. Instead stay busy. Having something to do helps all of us have a better attitude.
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My post from Monday about Quilting During a Crisis https://indianaquilter40.com/quilting-during-a-crisis/