March Progress and April Goals
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.
4/1/2020 11:54:21 am
Sorry to hear about your husband's vertigo. My father has had that for most of his life and was hospitalized for awhile for it either last fall or the fall before. I think there are some head/neck exercises that can be done for it. My father has Meniere's syndrome.
Tina in NJ
4/1/2020 11:56:27 am
Interesting about the ER. I hope Chris is feeling better. I’ve spent a lot of time in the ER this past year + (heart problems), but the last time was just before New Year’s Eve. So much has changed since then. Be well, everyone.
4/1/2020 01:08:02 pm
I hope Chris is feeling better. An ER is the last place I would want to be these days. For my job I would go to the Owner's meeting once a week at the hospital and spend a half day there checking out the progress on our construction projects. No more. Since I began to work at home I don't go to the meetings or that job site. I also don't go to the road projects either.
4/2/2020 08:30:17 am
Am I a bad quilter because I don't keep up with my UFOs? I have discovered that I have 7 or 8 quilt tops that need quilted.
4/3/2020 10:33:03 am
No more ER parties eh? once i took my son in and there were whole families - of like 13-15 people with one patient - I think this new protocol would be better... sorry for Chris tho!! COngrats on whittling your UFOs down!! Awesome!!
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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.