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Quilting Through Corona – Week 3

Is it really just week 3 of this? It feels like it has been so much longer! But, I have now gone through all of the stages and come out at Acceptance. I’ve gone from thinking, “I’ll just soldier through for a few weeks until this is over” to “Well, it looks like we’re in this for the long haul so I’d better figure out how to make the best of it.” So, I have been using my extra time now that my commute is cancelled, along with each an every activity that used to keep me running here, there and everywhere, to meditate, exercise, and reflect. You know, all of those things that didn’t get done during the first few months of this year.

There’ll be more on the reflection bit when I post my newsletter on Thursday, but I’m also using my time to do as much quilting as possible, including working on some UFOs. I was bored with my current projects so last week I took a dip into the UFO drawer for an old project, which I finished this week. The decades-old African Violet pattern from Joan Shay is now a pillow and I have plenty of opportunity to practice french knots and stem stitches! (Interestingly, this kit was on my UFO list at #7, which was the number chosen for March in the American Patchwork & Quilting’s UFO Challenge. Guess it was meant to be.)

pillow made from Joan Shay's African Violet pattern

Next week’s project? Masks. Because that’s just where we are.

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