Yes, it's Monday. Or Thatotherday, if you are using the COVID-19 calendar! And it's been quite a week around here. Let me share a little bit of what's been going on...
Face masks! These are going to a local nursing home where the residents are finally going to be able to eat lunch together on Tuesday!
And more face masks! These don't have a specific purpose (yet) but I'm sure that they will be needed soon. I've taken to cutting a bunch of 8" squares and keeping them stacked by my sewing machine, so I can work on a few every day. Elastic stays in a basket on the other side of the machine - and I finally gave in and ordered a 100-yard spool today. It should be here sometime next week, which is much better than what they were telling us in March, right?
While I'm eating breakfast and lunch, I've taken to working on jigsaw puzzles. This is the one I finished last week. Great puzzle, but I really wish I could find that one missing piece! It was still a lot of fun to put together - very challenging! I'll start a new one tomorrow.
I also finished piecing the commission t-shirt quilt! You can see just how huge this quilt is - there's probably another three feet that you can't see on the other side of the top roller. Tomorrow I will be spray-basting this monster so I can quilt it this week.
And last night was what made this "quite a week"! I was up in my studio sewing, with the window open. As the storm started getting closer, I closed and locked the window, and turned around to go downstairs - and before I could get ten feet away, the lower part of the window blew out of the frame and into the room, along with a LOT of rain and wind! I managed to get it back in the frame, and my husband came and rescued me, taping a trash bag in the part of the window where we couldn't get the window down. But it was a hectic ten minutes or so, and I was soaked by the time we were finished. We were fortunate, though - many people in Middle Tennessee suffered a lot more damage than us. It was one heck of a storm! 70+ mph wind gusts can do a LOT of damage.
And this week? Well, quilting that monster quilt is on my agenda, along with more masks, of course. Maybe throw a quilt or two on the quilt frame, too. And tomorrow night, for Cinco de Mayo, we're having the kids and grandkids over for a massive taco feast! A new puzzle will probably find its way to the dining room table. It's the last one I have on hand, and they are getting harder to find, so I'll have to work this one slowly until my daughter finishes the 1000 piece Star Wars puzzle she's working on. First world problems, right?
So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?