What a crazy month March has been. It's been crazy for everyone so I don't need to rehash any of that here. But I will share one little story from last night (I'm writing this Tuesday evening).
My husband occasionally gets vertigo. He has some meds that work great but twice now it's gotten severe and he can't keep the meds down and can't stop throwing up. That means that we get a trip to the ER. I'm only telling you about it to tell you how things have changed at the ER. NO ONE other than the patient is allowed past the front door. They have a table there to greet the patient and send the rest of us back out the door. My waiting room was my car in the parking lot. Honestly, I was pleased by that. I didn't really want to go in there anyway. I had my crochet and an audiobook so I was good. I was able to call in to get updates but otherwise I just waited outside. There wasn't a lot of activity at the ER either. In 3+ hours of waiting I saw less than 10 people come in and half of those arrived in police cars or ambulance. Chris said that they had stringent protocols in the ER so he felt very "safe". But I still made him Purel his hands in the car and shower when he got home. I would not be surprised if this isn't the new protocol forever. In general, I was impressed and all the nurses were very friendly.
Now back to March. With all this time on my hands it was a really productive month!
Penguins on Ice
Quilted a baby quilt for a friend
A crochet baby blanket
2 sets of coasters
over 40 masks
Then I finished one more set of coasters yesterday and I've made great progress on the next baby blanket. These coasters are made with the scraps from the Groovy quilts. I didn't have enough fabric to make a bowl so these will just be a loose set of 4. The baby blanket should be done this week.
I also accomplished some major cleaning out of the sewing room.
Here are my current stats:
Starting UFO 12 (15 in 2018)
Finished YTD 4
Started YTD 1
Ending UFO 8
Veterans quilts made - 2
Veterans quilts quilted - 13
Fabric Postcards - 8
Pet Beds 5
Placemats - 12
Quilted for others - 2
Crochet projects - 3
I can't believe I'm down to 7 UFO projects! If I get the last mosaic wall grouted this month I'll be down to 7. That's wild.
My goals for April are:
- piece the flower applique top and start quilting it. The postage stamp quilt will be postponed a little longer
- make the symmetry cat quilt top
- finish the Pleiades II quilt top
- grout the last mosaic wall!
And then I want to start a new quilt and maybe make some cheery postcards to send in April.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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