Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A Beedandy Project

Cutting bubble wrap for my girl...
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Sunday, May 10, 2020

A Mother's Day Surprise

A beautiful bouquet of flowers from Greg for Mother's Day.
Wendy and Dan brought ice cream from Shain's around 6:00. we sat in the garage, properly socially distanced, and visited for half an hour or so.  

A Mother's Day unlike any other, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, but a nice day, nevertheless.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Life with Lilli

I don't think I have done any work on Lilli since August and I thought that I would get a lot done since we came home early and the weather would be crappy but that hasn't been the case.  

No big deal, I spent some time with her today.  This is a small new piece I'm working on
and these are a couple of ideas I have for when I quilt in some squares.
These are just some practice doodles.
Lotus flowers
My first Baptist Fan using the ruler Bill gave me for Christmas
Bill and Greg gave me some gift cards to Sanford Sewing and I bought myself some new rulers.
The light strip was exchanged for the light bar Bill gave me for Christmas, which was what I asked for but not what I actually wanted.  

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Making Masks...Because That's What Everyone is Doing!!!

Thanks to this damn pandemic, everyone and their brother is making face masks.  The CDC has made the recommendation that when going out in public, which they suggest you don't do at this point in time, you wear a mask to cover your mouth and nose.  

Bill and I bought N95 masks back in February but Wendy asked if I would make masks for them, especially Dan since he is doing most of the grocery shopping.  Not a problem!  I found a video on YouTube...5 minute mask.  HA!  The first one took me most of the afternoon.  

I made two for each of them.  This is my first one, for Dan.
I didn't take a picture of the back but it was bees.
Wendy sent these two to Ray and Cecile in TX so they would each have a mask. 
This is, quite possibly, the only time they will wear them ;o) 

Then I made Wendy and Dan another one, 
(Same masks, front and back)
made one for Greg and Ella, forgot to take pictures ;o(
and made one for each of us.
(Same masks, front and back)
Then I ran out of elastic and it's impossible to buy more.

Some of the people I follow on Instagram have made hundreds of them.  Hundreds!  Seriously?  Ten was more than enough for me, I was happy to run out of elastic ;o)  However, Wendy has some if I really need some.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Good-bye Florida, Hello Maine

The Coronavirus pandemic has everyone in a tailspin, including us.  We debated about staying in Florida or going back to Maine.  We thought, if you have to be quarantined, warm, sunny Florida is a good place to be stuck, sort of.  

On the other hand, if you don't have any supplies (toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.) and no pantry (sugar, flour, peanut butter, etc.) and the store shelves are empty and you have no friends or family nearby, Florida is not a good place to be stuck.

Regrettably, we made the decision to return home to Maine five weeks early.  I told Bill on Monday, 3/16 that I wanted to go home and we were on the road on Friday, 3/20.  

We worked feverishly to get everything packed and cleaned.  Originally, we were going to leave on Saturday, but a winter storm popped up on the radar for Monday and there was no way I wanted to be traveling through the PA mountains in the snow, so we worked faster and were able to hit the road even earlier.

Traveling wasn't terrible, less traffic, although about half the cars headed north had Ontario plates.  Like us, they wanted to be home.  The hotels were somewhat stressful, considering the virus issue.  However, we were lucky enough to have scored some Clorox wipes, which we took in first and wiped down everything we could think of.  Bill took one side and I took the other.  Only then did we take our bags in.  

We won't get any money back, although we paid our rent through April 17, and I really don't care.  I'm very happy to be home, in our own bed, close to our families and friends.  We have a house we can work in, and a yard we can work in and a neighborhood where we can walk while keeping our distance from others. 

Although we are close to the people we love, we won't be seeing them for at least 14 days.  We agreed to self-quarantine since we had been traveling and that's currently the standard procedure...social distancing.  Strange that words never used together before are on the lips of everyone.

Strange and frightening times, certainly never something I would have thought to be living through.  I pray for my children and their loved ones, our country and our planet.  

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

This is Unacceptable

What the heck is going on???  We got home from warm, sunny Florida on Sunday and this is what we woke up to on Tuesday.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Almost There...

Sunday, March 22, 1:07 PM...Hello Maine!  Won't be long now ;o)
Made one quick stop at Aroma Joe's in Eliot to get Mocha Frojoe's.  
Yummy!  Almost worth leaving Florida early for.  (so not grammatically correct.)

Home at 1:43, clear and sunny, 33*.  

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