Oregon is ordering "The Pause" starting on Wednesday. A sneaky way of getting everyone to quarantine for 2 weeks. And please, let's do that! We have to get back to our lives!
We've been laying pretty low most of the time. I wear a mask in public. No meetings. I do have P in my covid pod. We're together quilting or cleaning up quilting most days.
My sister (almost 80) caught Covid in Nebraska. She was in the hospital for two weeks, but never on a ventilator. It was so scary. I was able to talk to her most days. Thank God our medical personnel believe in science and use it daily.
Sis got the plasma from a recovered patient, steroids and the drug. We kid that people have to stand up when she enters a room - Presidential treatment, don't you know.
Please wear a mask - it isn't going to kill you - and Covid could.
Off the soap box - I teach a Hand Quilting class to artists tomorrow! Gulp! This month's display is Annabelle Walkley's one woman quilting exhibit at the Manley Art Center in Brookings. She's a good friend of mine, and a member of Mod Squad. At our meeting yesterday, she curated her show for us. What a font of info!
After finishing a quilt, she soaks and rinses her quilts in cold water - no soap. And never puts them in the dryer. Blocks them on the floor to dry. Hmmm.
Well, tomorrow, I teach up to 7 women hand quilting tips. The first thing I will say - "our quilting is NOT going to look like Annabelle's! But we'll work on learning the process."
Working with artistic personalities has so far been like herding cats! And I'm allergic to cats!!
No contract; I didn't get the class list until I begged for it yesterday to send a reminder. I furnish the kit so-o we'll all start with the right supplies!
They wanted a class to 'go with the show'. Everything about piecing quilts can taught at stores, on the web, etc. But even books tend to 'cover' quilting with "quilt as desired!" So - wish me luck!
We're having a King Tide here - seriously, there is NO beach today!! The promised winter storms have arrived with a vengeance two nights ago.
I was wearing ear plugs (DH was mumbling / whistling in his sleep) And the wind in the trees woke me up! It was that strong! We're supposed to get about an inch of rain each day for the next week. But the storms always give us an interesting ocean to watch.
So - it's been going thru my mind lately, Hello, I'm Doni and I'm a quilter. I have no wish to 'recover' from it. Quilting has occupied me for over 40 years now. DH says 'possessed' is more accurate!
I honestly don't know where I'd be without it! It's given me an outlet for creativity and energy. Kept my mind active - planning the next project, working out the problems and organizing. And I love to gift them, display them and pet them! And of course, cuddle under them.
My DS and DDIL are in Panama for 2 years. Interesting times to be there. They left everything they couldn't fit into suitcases in a storage unit in Oregon. It burned down in the Almeda Fire. Luckily I have the important papers. BUT they lost family photos, the kids' toys and stuffed animals, thousands of Lego blocks, musical instruments, books, videos, kitchen supplies, dishes and at least 28 quilts.
A friend in the area went into the storage unit area and found very few things left but recognizable. One golden dragon tea cup that was part of a set of dishes my birth brother brought back from Japan for me in the 50's. DS loved that set.
No Legos were found - they were expecting to have a large multicolored plastic lump but apparently Legos evaporate!
Do families that are not related to quilters have 28 quilts? Probably not. I'll have to count how many quilts I have in the small condo we live in. I'm pretty sure it's more than that! How many do you have? Yes, count the wall and holiday quilts!
I'm going to make/finish a quilt for each of them - ready when they come back next summer. Most of the kids' quilts were panels, we have pictures, but there is no way I can duplicate them now. It will be a new adventure. Lord knows I have enough fabric for the undertaking!!