Monday, April 6, 2020

Design Wall Monday - April 6, 2020

April is here, and a lot of quilters have been making face masks.  I am so proud of all of you who have pitched in.  I am without a sewing machine or fabric up north here at our cabin, and only brought embroidery with me.  So thank you to all who have pitched in and answered the call.  You really stepped up.

My redwork is progressing nicely, while I am housebound.  Here are two squares.  First is a family of pigs, and second is a nest of birds.  After the nest of baby birds is finished, I will have only ONE more square to do to complete the 64.  I am also working on the borders.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!






















So far, I’ve been staying completely away from the world, but that all changes today, as I have been asked to sit with my sister while she is in dialysis. (I don’t talk about it much here, but I am responsible for my younger sister.)  This coronavirus has made her so anxious she is unable to sit calmly during dialysis. Usually she can snack her way through it, but now they don’t allow food, and she has to wear a face mask.

I am going to drive to the dialysis site, and sit with her during the 5 hour process every M W F until this quarantine is over, and/or her process is less stressful.  She has dialysis in a town about 1/2 hour away from our cabin, so I am glad I am able to help.

I’ll take my IPad and look on the internet for some jokes to read to her, and take my Bible and a book in case she wants me to read to her.  If she falls asleep, I will have my redwork quilt borders to work on. There are no coronavirus cases in this county yet, and I will continue to be careful, and will of course, be masked and gowned myself while there.  

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12 comments:

Frédérique said...

I hope your sister will find peace with you at her sides during her treatment. Beautiful embroidery, those piggies are cute!

Kate said...

You've gotten a lot of hand stitching done. Having to go out in public isn't fun these days. Hopefully your sister finds a good balance and is less anxious about the process in the coming days. Take care!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I hope all goes well with your tri-weekly trips now. I'm sure it will be a comfort for your sister to have you there.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

hope your times with your sister goes well, it is trying times for sure and something like this makes it more stressful I hope you can keep her calm - my dad used to get dialysis years ago but he was able to do it from an at home system and my mom was trained to do it. (they are both gone now)

For the love of geese said...

The dialysis centers are taking so many precautions and rightfully so. I wish you well on those trips and sending prayers to you and yours. Good job on being so close to a finish on the redwork, these blocks are adorable.

Sara said...

You will be a comfort to your sister today and I hope things go well. Knowing there are no cases yet in your county probably will help. But it's still something we all worry about. Both of my daughters work in hospitals - the the biggest city in our state. And that county is the state's "hot spot" for cases so it causes me lots of anxiety every day.

Susan said...

For you to take care of your sister is just as important - stay safe!

Melva said...

Praying for protection of you and your sister. Be safe!
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Rebecca Grace said...

The dialysis takes 5 hours each time and it’s three days per week? I had no idea!! Your sister is so blessed to have you there with her. Stay safe and strong, both of you!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh gosh - hugs and prayers for both of you. I hope your presence calms her and all goes smoothly!

dq said...

Going to your cabin away from others and the news is a perfect choice even if you don't have a machine to sew masks. YOur embroidery is beautiful!

Celine said...

Beautiful stitching !