Monday morning again, and my little world is calm, as I watch the bigger world change drastically. We are staying at home, and I am working on my embroidery UFOs....very calming.
I am praying for all those who have been laid off, that there will somehow be an ending to this virus. And for jobs beginning again. It is all so unreal to me.
Here are the two baskets I’ve worked on this week:
I have been calling a lot of old friends, just to see how they are coping, and most people my age are just fine. Very reassuring to me. I pray you all are coping well with the confinement.
Please link up to reassure me that you are stitching, as it is the only “normal” part of life right now. I appreciate so much your pictures and links to your blog posts. Thank you.
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I'm close to finishing my quilt. I will definitely bring it along to the November retreat. Stay home and stay healthy!
Hand stitching is medicinal for sure!
I love that circular basket pattern... very unique!
your basket is so nice - I love the stitchery - stay safe!
Love your baskets! Is the pattern available anywhere? I tried Google but didn’t find anything about a pattern. I did see the quilt entered in Paducah in 2018.
Your embroidery is glorious, Judy! Do you use a hoop for stitching? Thanks for keeping the linky going -- I agree; connecting with other quilters online is the little crumb of "normal" that I'm holding onto in all of this madness with my in-person relationships all on hold!
I love the color palette of your hourglass project. It's like a positive-negative version of the tumblers quilt in your header. Great colors! We quilters are all taking advantage of the time at home to sew. Thank goodness for a hobby we can enjoy at home!
Embroidery is a calming activity! I have a lot of floss to wind, that's fairly mindless too. My wool embroidery hasn't been touched in months and I need to get that going again. Lots of machine sewing and cutting and ironing helps fill my days since I'm not needed at work.
Your baskets are looking great. I have off and on days for wanting to be stitching. Last couple of days have been ON days. Yea! My Talking Turkey is making progress. I'm prepping a backing for a simple donation quilt. I've a hankering for some clean up in the studio but I'm trying to fight that off! My neighborhood (a 55+ single family homes subdivision) started closing things down a week and a half ago. Finally a week ago last Friday they closed the clubhouse down. (Personal bummer as DH and I worked out 4x a week.) And our life goes on... but pretty boring for the most part. Except when quilting excites me. Stay safe!
I looks like a lot more people are stitching this week. I love your baskets this week. I'm worried about what these shut downs are doing to businesses too. So far Hubby is unaffected, but if it goes much longer (and I think it will), I think we will see some go out of business and I hate what that will do to people and the economy.
Love the brilliant orange flowers on your latest basket...so pretty...nice work...hugs from afar, Julierose
My heart is heavy for those affected by all the closings. I have no fear of my future, nothing changes for my husband and I, but I do fear for my daughters and their fiancés trying to stay afloat with cut hours, and job prospects drying up for the older who is graduating with her Masters. At least we can help them out if they have need.
Beautiful stitching on those baskets! I culled 24 5 1/2" rogue color blocks from a pile of quilt blocks I made a few years ago, and will be using them in a small quilt … just to get me back at it again. I need a small easy quilt to restart my engines! Having the blocks already made is a big plus!
Your baskets are beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite, but, ok, I will. I like the second one a lot!
Beautiful embroidery. Stay safe and stay strong :-)
It's good to hear that things are going well at your place. Looks like you've gotten lots done.
Each of those baskets are precious.
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