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Monday, April 13, 2020

Design Wall Monday - April 13, 2020

How are you holding up during this pandemic?  My M W F trips into town to sit with my sister during her dialysis are going well.  She is much calmer while I sit with her during the four hour process and with my travel time 1/2 hour each way, I am doing my part to help out in this crisis for 5 hours x three days a week. 

We are out in the woods with no people for miles around us, and one day last week, as I left to go sit with my sister.....hubby was out for a walk with Penny Lane.   When he saw my car coming, he stood at the side of the road and applauded for me, as the people are doing in New York to thank the nurses and doctors.  lol. We continue to amuse ourselves after 56 years of marriage, which is a good thing when we are isolated by ourselves.

This last week I finished the 64th square of the redwork quilt, and am working on the flowered border.   Making good progress on the borders while I sister-sit. Sunday, I put all 64 squares out on the Design Wall [floor] at the cabin.  Here is the first picture of all of the squares:




A closer picture of part of it:



Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and was so strange being here, just the two of us.    I made ham and scalloped potatoes in the crock pot, a salad, and a blueberry/raspberry crisp for dessert.  But with no kids, grandkids, Easter baskets, candy, etc., it was very different.  On the positive side, I am thankful all our staying apart measures are helping the cause; so it is worth it.  We did listen to three different church services on the computer, and also enjoyed the music of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus as they gave us the Hallelujah Chorus. Enjoy it Here

It is time to show us what is on your Design Wall.  I am really enjoying reading all the ways quilters are helping others during this crisis.  Thank you.  Please add your link here and add a link back to this particular blog post from somewhere within your blog post.




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15 comments:

  1. Your redwork blocks look very nice, a good use of time while you sit with your sister. See you in November!

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  2. That's a lot of embroidery! The blocks look great. Glad your sister is doing better with the dialysis. I agree Easter was a bit different this year, but sometimes it's good to have things a bit different, then you really appreciate the normal holiday when you have it next. It's so easy to take our normals for granted.

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  3. You are the best sister one can wish for. Kudos to your husband for supporting you and applauding you. I can picture him clapping and that makes me smile :-) Your Easter feast sounds very yummy. Stay safe and hugs from afar!!!

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  4. And I enjoyed the Hallelujah Chorus ..... so this post is a winner.....

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  5. Beautiful redwork! Great job accompanying your sis. He is risen!!!

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  6. Your embroidered blocks are beautiful! They make me want to start embroidering again, something I haven't done in decades.

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  7. very good for helping out your sister - sometimes you just have to do things like that don't you. your meal sounds divine! I didn't bother with a big meal - just two of us and I just didn't feel like it. Love your redwork

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  8. Little beauties! Just love redwork. You are doing a wonderful good deed during these strange times. Have fond memories of singing the Hallelujah Chorus in the university glee club many, many decades ago. Thanks for the link.

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  9. Great blog post Judy! You are a hero to your sister and an inspiration to all of us!
    Your embroidery blocks are amazing... what a great quilt this will be... so many thousands of stitches!
    And thank you for the link to the music... I love singing that at Christmas with our local orchestra... brought tears to my eyes... music really is healing!

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  10. Wow, you are knocking this one out of the ball park. I am going to love this finish.

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  11. Your husband is the best!! ha ha - I love it!

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  12. Your red work blocks are so beautiful. This will be a very special quilt. My husband actually had a birthday yesterday. I made him an angel food cake. And I made pork chops on Saturday night which is one of his favorite things. He had the leftovers yesterday. LOL

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  13. I applaud you for a different reason. 64 redwork blocks is a lot of work! The are beautiful!

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  14. Are your redwork blocks from a variety of embroidery sources or all in one book?

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  15. Such lovely embroidery, well done!

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