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. The two California Easter bunnies were sent on their way the week before just to be sure they got there on time.
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.