Day #150 of Stay at Home

OK, so it isn’t 150 days but it sure does seem like it.   And our governor has extended our PAUSE, as it is called here in NY, to May 15.   And, not unexpectedly, the Air Show scheduled for Memorial Day weekend has officially been cancelled.

What, you may ask, have I been up to these last umpteen days?   We did get out to deliver the Easter baskets to the grandkids.   We were properly socially distanced, of course.  Here they are four of them, all lined up and ready to go. wp-1587175673302.jpg  The two California Easter bunnies were sent on their way the week before just to be sure they got there on time. wp-1587176039423.jpg

Other than Easter Bunnies,  I have been making masks, masks, masks and more masks for family and friends.  We now  need to have a face covering when out in public and in a place where the 6 foot socially distanced safe space may not be able to be achieved.


Some with ties but most of them with elastic.   I am getting faster at making them.  Tomorrow I will be finishing up a few more pleated masks and then I am going to try a new pattern that is made on my embroidery machine.  We’ll see how that turns out.

The weather hasn’t been exactly ideal to really get into some of the projects we would have liked to be able to tackle.   But I’m sure nice yardworking days are coming.  Right?  They’ll be here won’t they?

Looking ahead to the next 4 weeks at least (ugh) of “stay at home” time,  there are a number of projects on the “to do” list.     There are quilts to finish, actually some to start too.   Garden beds to get ready for their new residents.   Closets to go through and get organized.  And, of course, books to read.   I am on Book #7.

Since we are only in Phase 1 of  opening up our state and, being of a certain age group and in that vulnerable population they keep talking about,  I know that we will not be heading out the door to some sort of normalcy for quite some time yet.

In the meantime I will try to keep myself busy and sane and just take it one day at a time.  How are you dealing with this crazy, insane, unbelievable time?  Have you joined the army of mask making  sewists?  If so, do you have a favorite style/pattern?  Wherever you are, I hope you and yours are all well.

Stay safe and healthy.  Bye for now.  See you soon.





6 thoughts on “Day #150 of Stay at Home

  1. Sharon

    Hi BFF, the Easter baskets you made are so cute. I know the kiddos loved them. And you did such a great job on the bunnies. I didn’t embroider one bunny this year. Maybe next year lol. You’ve accomplished way more than me. I haven’t read any books yet either. But, guess what I did get? The new Block of the month! My first one actually. I’m looking forward to digging in to it.

    I’m with ya on the mask making though lol. I’ve made almost 100 as of yesterday. I’ll start more in the morning.

    I miss being out and seeing people… especially the kids and grandkids. I honestly still haven’t missed the grocery store. Now, home goods, Marshall’s and ALL places that carry fabric. Oh I miss them SO much! lol And I think it’s gonna be a while for us too. I’m so grateful for FaceTime and my phone to be able to keep in touch.

    Talk to you soon. Love ya
    Your BFF

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ginnyscraftbasket Post author

      Hi there BFF. Which Block of the Month are you doing? If you told me about it and I have forgotten, I apologize. But don’t forget about our Farmer’s Wife project. 🙂 And, no, I haven’t gotten past printing and cutting out the patterns for the six blocks we picked to do next. No fabric picked yet so I’m not getting ahead of you.
      Talk to you soon. Love, Gin


  2. rl2b2017

    Hi Ginny! I had to LOL at day #150. Yes, it certainly does feel like day #150. Here in Wisconsin, our stay-at-home order is through May 26th. I work in Illinois at there it goes until May 30th. I am also in the vulnerable population so I guess it means working from home continues for a few more weeks. Your Easter baskets turned out so cute – I’ll bet the kids just loved them and your thoughtfulness. Hopefully, we can all have a fabulous 4th of July party! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


Comments are closed.