Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Hello dear friends.

How is everyone doing?  Spring is springing up here, the greening has begun, especially on this very watery day.  Buds and blooms everywhere, heralding great things to come.

We're all doing well here, nobody sick, although our city has had a tremendous amount of sickness.  Hubby and son are both laid off, we've been doing grocery pick-up so we don't have to go in stores, and I've also been ordering our vitamins online.  Mom switched her prescriptions to the Walmart that has a drive-through.  I had to take her to urgent care on Saturday (I think it was Saturday!) as she apparently has an infected swelled up 3 times the size of normal, red, hot, and started moving into the rest of her hand.  She's doing better now, with prescriptions.  We would sure appreciate your prayers - her doctor is not open, and if anything goes wrong I'll have to take her to the ER.  We really don't want to go there....

Has anyone else had a lot of trouble focusing on things?  I keep skipping around, unable to settle; of course that may be because hubby and son are home, in and out of the sewing room.  I've been reading a lot, watching BritBox and quilting - 

I've made ONE mask, boy that was hard, apparently I can't do anything but quilts!  I did end up giving it to my aunt, who is a nurse.

I used a cut-up t-shirt for ties, that worked really well!  The other side has a different fabric.

My son got me a boom arm that sits next to my big comfy chair - it holds my phone, so I can watch movies with my glasses off while I quilt.

It swivels and goes up and down, I can get my phone exactly where I want it.  Clever son!

As I was working on May's Applique Club projects, I discovered something about my machine.  I've only had it for 20 years.  I can mirror my blanket stitch - so that I don't have the bulk of my project in the throat of the machine!  Sometimes when I use the backing fabric for binding, I like to blanket stitch the binding down on the front - and this was a game changer for me.

Honestly - I know I only had 8 hours of instruction on this machine when I got it, but 20 years to figure it out!  Maybe I don't sew enough, lol!

And speaking of sewing, I should get back at it.  I'm working on June's Club projects now.  The Applique Club page has been updated with pictures of May's designs, if you didn't see them on my facebook page.  Also, Jenny is doing something wonderful - 

Pop on over to Jenny of Elefantz and join the fun, these projects are just stunning!

Praying you all stay safe and well, and are keeping your hands busy - see you soon!


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