I spent the majority of the day just sewing, and it was glorious! I did sew some of the homework stuff that needed to be done. I'll share that with you another day. I need to get some more writing done today to get the homework to the group. I did catch up on some other projects that needed to be done.
Best of all, I spent it with two friends, and we had a fabulous time just chatting and sewing. Here's the thing - we ALL live alone - right? And did I not hear that it's OK if you live alone to have a bubble. I don't have any family here, and my bubble is small, so this is OK. My mental health is worth more than anything. I'm not sewing in a large group, so I'm good with the mini Sit n Sew day!
I'm a bit disappointed with yesterday's news that our area is sliding backward and now our regions are being "punished" for not obeying the rules. That is my word, but that's essentially what the Chief Medical Officer for Ontario said yesterday. Seriously??? Are we children? So, indoor gyms and restaurants are once again closed. So much for me standing in the rain booking a spot in spin class.
I'll just write a couple of sentences about this, and then I need to move on. The government or the news is NOT reporting the facts. Oh sure, they are giving us ABSOLUTE numbers, and yes, they are increasing. But where are the percentages??? What is the daily percentage of new cases versus the number of tests today versus back in March, and what is the trend?? A monkey could see that the numbers they are feeding us are totally useless without percentage trends.
And to say that we need to STAY HOME is crazy. OK - so stay home, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in your house!!! People - we are going to go mad if we stay in our houses. I don't care if winter is coming - we need to get our butts outside and go for walks or chats or whatever we can and need to do.
I'm so fed up with the situation that YES - living back on the farm in Saskatchewan is a very cheery thought at the moment.
PHEW!!! That feels better. And now onto the good stuff.
I was getting tired of my Celebration quilt. Oh, not the quilt per se. But look at what was happening. The blocks are positioned on my portable design wall, and because I pass by there all the time, some of the blocks would fall off, and they got piled in a heap.
|Celebration quilt - parts of it|
Enough is enough! It's time to get this quilt done. So I got busy, and this is what it looks like this morning.
|Celebration quilt this morning|
It's not quite sewn together, but most of the horizontal rows are sewn together. I'll see what happens today if I get any more sewn together. I'd like to move that portable wall, so I can finish off the Aviatrix Medallion quilt that's behind it. That quilt just needs one more border. I need those design walls to put up a couple more projects, so that should be a focus today!
My big ironing board is stuck in the film studio corner, and it's a pain to keep running back and forth, so I dug out this ironing board. OH MY GOD. It's like a toy - it's so small!!! I've been using a large rectangular ironing board for years, so the size of this one is a bit of a shock! But for the blocks I was sewing yesterday, it worked fine. But when I need to iron yardage or my quilts, I'm off to the other one in the corner.
|Teeny ironing board!!|
Claudette was showing me a new mask that she made for herself! Kitchen ladies! And of course, they were covered with bling!!!
|Claudette's new mask|
Once I finished the Christmas Fig blocks, which you can't see today, and the Celebration quilt was partially together, it was time to move onto something else. I decided that I should work on PRISM Squared, which is part of my UFO homework for this month.
|Ooops - the center is NOT square|
|Now the center makes a square|
Then I was able to sew two quarters together and used the floor as a guide if the seam was straight. Not bad.
|Making great progress on PRISM Squared|
Then I laid the pieces on the floor and guess who came to visit?
|The center of attention|
I needed a couple of things from the mall, so I walked over. Here's an update on the construction of the new movie theatre. They have put in a whole series of new retaining walls.
|New retaining walls at the mall|
The new theatre is considerably smaller than the store that was there before. Will this become some green space? patio area? I don't think so - maybe more parking????
|The side of the theatre|
Considering the current situation, the mall was relatively busy for that mall.
|Inside the mall|
|Halloween is coming!!!!|
On my walks in the neighborhood, I see lots of things. There is one house, and well, they leave their garage door open - when the kids are out playing or hanging out in their neighbor's garage where they have chairs and a TV set up for the teens to watch. This garage is chock-a-block FULL of stuff. I don't think they can even walk in the garage, it's that full!! Time for a clean sweep for that house!
|Garage full of STUFF|
Don't forget my Christmas card offer! I think it will be fabulous to get cards from people, and I want to send cards to you!! So e-mail me, and I'd be happy to send you a card!!! email@example.com
Have a super day!!!!! Get OUTSIDE today!
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