Notes From Home

Notes From Home

So it appears that our social calendars are going to be looking a little blank for a while. Yet there are lots of things we can do. We can still get groceries (or have them delivered), smell the hyacinths, communicate by phone or FaceTime, sit in the sun, play games, watch a movie and snuggle with dogs. And, of course, as long as there are electricity, thread and fabric, I will never be bored.

I have about a zillion UFO’s and I’m currently working on a golden oldie. Given the fabric and subject matter, this one was probably started in the late 90’s. All that was left to quilt were the borders, which were about 6 inches wide.

After quilting three of the borders, I decided that those borders were too wide. They were overshadowing all the work that went into the compasses in the middle. So I’ve cut them down to 4 1/2 inches.

After all this, I realized that one of the quilted compasses wasn’t quite finished. As you can see from the photo below, even some of the finished ones had stitches from two different sewing machines. And the last one will be finished with a third machine. I’m thinking that finished is better than perfect. In this case, that’s just the way it is.

I managed to finish the top of “Chicken Joke,” from a round robin my small quilt group did. The ladies did a great job.

I also finished knitting a sweater for my baby granddaughter. She’ll be needing a bit of time to grow into it.

In the middle of lovely, sunny, spring weather, we had a day of snow on Saturday. The daffodils and hyacinths were not amused, though they seem to have recovered. Three inches of snow in mid March is not unheard of, but is fairly rare. Sadly, it hasn’t slowed down the mole in my front yard.

Wild Bill thought the snow was hilarious.

The video I took doesn’t want to load here, which may be a blessing as videography is apparently not my forte. Almost all the footprints you see here are his.

This morning I sensed the primal scream of mothers of school age children when our governor announced that school would be closed until May. I’m thinking that many children will be learning other skills, like washing dishes, doing laundry, pet care, and perhaps even yard maintenance. Any kid who’d like to learn the ins and outs of weeding and pest control is welcome to apply here as I have both weeds and pests.

I thought for a bit that I might catch up on some housework. Just kidding. There will mostly be quilting.

Count your blessings and stay cool.


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