Week what of Quarantine are we in? I’m not sure. And what season it? Spring right? Well I think Mother Nature is a bit confused about what day/month it is too. We had snow here today. Now, you all know that I have said how much I love snow and I was excited about it enough to startle my hubby when I saw the flakes and jumped up and yelled “Hon, look!” But really, it is Mother’s Day weekend right?
So, what have I been keeping myself occupied with since the last time I was here? I was very, very busy with the mask-making. I have caught up with the orders and I’m now in the process of making masks just to keep stocked in case anyone else needs them. Heaven knows I certainly have enough fabric to make a bunch more and my order of elastic arrived so I am good to go. I am now able to work on other projects again that sort of got pushed to the back burner when the mask need got so great. I have also been continuing on with my purging/organizing of some closets. I have come across some interesting things in my ventures into long-ago packed boxes. Among them are these projects that were started many, many, many years ago.
These six blocks are from the early 1990’s and were the start of a Christmas block of the month project that highlighted different block styles . I am not sure what happened to rest of the blocks or even if I had the instruction sheets for them but I will use these blocks in a small lap quilt for this Christmas season.
I also came across this family of Gingerbread people just waiting for their eyes, noses and happy holiday smiles and their stuffing. In with the Gingerbread people were quite a few long wedge shaped pieces of Christmas fabric that I am not sure just what I had in mind for them. Were they really going to be a project or maybe they are scrap cuts from a project I finished long ago. I will figure out something to do with them too. Maybe they can somehow be incorporated into the same project as the blocks.
I have been trying my hand at making some mask extenders on my embroidery machine and also some that are crocheted.
So many buttons to choose from!
And so here we are at Mother’s Day weekend. I am happy to say that we did have the opportunity to work outside for a few days during a spell of nice weather and we have gotten our beds and flower pots ready for this year’s crops and flowers. The onions and garlic that our grandson Max helped plant last fall are doing very well and I think we will have a good crop to pick this year.
We have our herbs started in pots inside the house and also in the outside pots and got our peas and carrot seeds planted as well as lettuce. I am hoping for some nice weather to return this week so we can be outside enjoying our gardens. We received the rest of the seeds from Burpee and will have to figure out how to get our veggie plants. Mail order? Curbside pickup? Delivery from a local nursery? We will need to make that decision this week.
I hope this post finds you all healthy. What has been keeping you occupied? Have you been reading? I have been doing quite a bit of that at night. Watching anything good on Netflix? Re-watching some favorites? I am doing a bit of that too.
Be well and stay safe. Bye for now. See you soon.