Staying Busy in Challenging Times

I have been feeling a lot of what I can only call the doldrums or weariness lately from the constant barrage of nothing but virus news on the newscasts, and a lack of focus when I am in my sewing and crafting space.  This past weekend, I abandoned my basement for some outdoor activity, and …

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March in the Garden

Anybody have cabin fever, yet?  One way to fight that feeling is to get outside, especially with spring making our temperatures warmer.  Digging in the dirt is a cure for the inside blues, isn't it?  I feel for those of you stuck in city apartments, or in cold weather, where there are no gardens nearby.  …

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Safelight Project Update

It has been a busy time for the Safelight Project.  Lots of packages have come into the post office, and another delivery was made.   I hope I get the names and the pictures right, so much has come in I might be a bit off, but know that I really do appreciate and am very …

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Vintage Christmas Quilt Along

ARRRGGGHHH!!  I totally forgot that this past Monday was the fourth one!  Somehow I was thinking it was next week.  Forgive me for being late with our Vintage Christmas Quilt Along.  Luckily, I did have the blocks done, I just forgot to write it up for this week.  Without further ado, lets sew two more …

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Having a Virtual Lunch, Table for One

I made this suggestion last week, and put it into practice right away.  It was fun and did two things at once, supported a local family owned restaurant and made a nice connection with a good friend.  We had a nice chat, while we both enjoyed our meal. Using a speaker phone took care of …

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National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day and World Wide Quilting Day, a celebration of our favorite activity. With the current situation, I am sure many of the planned events have been canceled, including our own local show.  It is unfortunate as our local guild was making placemat size wall art for the show, then would have …

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Scrap Dance Twist – Step 3

Are you caught up with the Scrap Dance Twist steps?  Today we get to the next one and it is the one you've probably been waiting for, or should I say dreading, LOL!! This month, we get to those inevitable HSTs.  Pull the remaining 5-inch background and scrappy squares from your cutting stack.  On the …

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Blue Ridge Outing with the Car Club, and Another Idea

Last weekend, our British car club had an outing planned.  There weren't any reports of the virus being in our area yet, so we went ahead with it.  We practiced our new social distance, and I was using a Asian style bow for a greeting.  I find that keeping my hands together reminds me not …

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Finding the Silver Lining

It seems that everyone is really busy right now, with more things to do around the house, working from home, video conferencing, kids home from school, and trying to be sure we have what we need for an extended home stay-cation.  I saw another blogger call it a 'corona-cation', and that seems like a good …

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Safelight Project 2020 is underway!

Cards and case sets are coming in for Safelight, and it is exciting to see this project take off so quickly.  We hit our donation goal within 48 hours of the first announcement, and have now gone well over.  I knew that the shelter was completely out of bags for new residents, so I wanted …

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