Day by Day. I got my sewing machine set up, the ironing table close by. It’s in my plant room. I’ve never tried it there before, but I thought that would be a light and airy place, something new. Why not? I put several like-colored fabrics in the washing machine, and have another pile to go in next. Then comes the ironing. Then comes the sewing. I’m going to make a quilt. I haven’t done one since the last grandchild was born, so here goes.
This quilt is my “quarantine” quilt, however it won’t have a thing to do with the mess the world is in right now. The quarantine is, however, why I’m doing it. I need something creative – right now. It’s too soon to plant (raining and snowing as I write this), and most of the yard work is caught up. There are a few more steps to set, but I only do a few at a time so that I don’t kill my knees. So – a quilt. My daughter-in-law is responsible for this brainstorm.
I’m going with a theme centered around National Parks. That’s not easy to do, I have so many favorites! There will be seven panels. It will be up to the viewer to guess which park is represented on each panel. A couple of the panels may represent experiences rather than a particular park. It will be a mystery or a wonderful conversation piece.
We are nearing the end of March. That means a quarter of the year is over. Many have said they want to re-boot 2020. It’s a nice sentiment, but has yet to ever happen except in fiction. I get it though. The problem is how desperately ready I am for spring. We had such a dreary winter, I don’t think I could stand to re-do that part. Onward we go, one way or the other.