What Can I Say?

Okay, the last time I had planned to post was March 1st, I left for quilt retreat that day, didn’t write anything and subsequently, the world has come to a standstill.

There are many things to write about, those days on retreat I worked on a number of projects, and really enjoyed being with my friends. At the end of retreat, the plan was to be with both of my daughters, and their families, to say bon voyage to my younger daughter and her husband as they were leaving Oregon for an extended period of time. Needless to say, everything changed that week due to Covid-19.

Everyone in my family is well, and we have not been hit very hard here in Oregon, I am glad for that, but feel so sorry for the havoc that is being wreaked in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and other hard hit areas.

As a quilter, sewist, and crafter, my focus has been on doing what I can in my community to help folks be protected. My extensive scraps and stash have come in handy as I am using up so much to make face masks. My UFO pile has barely been touched. I keep being pulled towards working on some of my projects, but I feel that I cannot “abandon ship” when there are so many people in need of PPE.

I have several bins that I’ve worked through and it still seems like there is so much fabric. I’ll keep making masks, working on customer quilts, and getting to my UFOs in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, I’ll have more to share soon!

Until next time

Susan

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