Day By Day

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.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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