I’ve been showing you quilts as I finish them. Can you believe that I finished three quilts this week that I’ve shown you…I have another one for tomorrow and two more that I haven’t taken pictures of but are finished. That’s what happens when I have time.
I even put out a tutorial on making this quilt….
You can find that tutorial HERE.
I’ve been busy on the mask front too….
I made 25 one day…then made 25 another day. My total is up around 170. I had made 50 for the nursing home that Kelli works at. This week my goal is to make another 50 for them. I’ve had lots of family and friends request them too. Little by little, I’ll get masks to all the people I know who need them.
Here’s the pile I’ll be working on today.
I’m finding that more people who are working day to day and not in the medical field are wanting some now too. I really think it’s going to get to the point that they want people wearing them when they go outdoors no matter what your job is….
So, I make more masks.
I don’t do it all day long…a couple hours a day is enough. There is a real thing I’m calling mask fatigue…and it really is a little depressing making them. But 2 hours is do-able and helpful most days but today, it’s time for an all day affair of making masks so I can get them to the nursing home. I want to keep everything there safe but there is a lady there that I’ve loved since the moment I met her. If she was able, that lady would be making masks like nobody’s business…so I make them for her.
I do have to say that every batch I make goes a little faster. I learn how to do a step without pinning…I attach the ties a different way. It just seems more and more fluid. I can make a mask from start to finish in 15 minutes now. I think it’s a little faster if I do it more assembly line though. This is with making the ties.
I shipped some fabric to my great nieces. They have been making some. You might remember those are the girls I gifted a sewing machine to a couple years ago. I’m so proud of them.
I’ve wanted to work on my mystery quilts….here is the next clue from the mystery from Quilted Twins….I’ve sewn nothing on it.
I wanted to Quiltville’s sew along but that hasn’t happened either. I’m making masks.
Temecula Quilt Company has a sew along too. I did manage to get two of the blocks done….See?
I’ve been cross stitching too….I’ve been trying to do some every night. An hour or so before bed time listening to a show on TV is just what my brain needs to calm before bed.
I got this finished…well almost.
Here is the pattern. It supposed to say “Pins and Orts” in the center. Well I was thinking about putting a big “K” in there instead for Kramer.
But I haven’t taken the time find my alphabet cross stitch book to see if there is something I like…maybe I should just stitch the “pins and orts”. Hmm.
You might remember that I was so nervous about stitching that piece as it was on 40 count linen which makes the design smaller and more challenging to stitch. I was worried it would be too much for my old eyes…but…I LOVE IT!! I actually enjoyed stitching this more than I have ever enjoyed stitching anything. It’s much slower but I don’t mind. I love using one thread only.
While I’ve been stewing on that, Kelli sent me a link to a cross stitch piece. this….
It says, “When the world seems to be out of control I find a way to nurture my soul seeking refuge with needle and thread the angst and anxiety no longer I dread”.
Oh my word. Is this not the perfect thing to stitch at this time in our world? Well Kelli and I broke into our joint bank account and bought a kit for each of us. We bought a couple other things but I’ll show you that another day.
Glory be…this is also designed for 40 count. I started stitching it and…I love it. The fabric is awesome. The pattern is great. I love stitching it…even though I’m not very far.
That’s three episodes of stitching….Like I said, I’m not speedy but happy and that’s what counts. The cross stitch is giving me a little me time after spending the day making masks.
I had an amazing weekend with the Karl and Kalissa’s family. I’ll have to tell you more on that later…