I will be linking with LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color and going to check out all the different blog posts. I love seeing what makes everyone happy.
Some weeks it is more difficult to articulate what makes me happy. In these times with the increasing numbers of people getting sick and passing away from Covid 19 it seems harder to find those treasures that bring us joy.
I’ve have been enjoying the chats I have been having with my grandkids in Mexico. It’s so hard to believe how grown up the older two are now. Isaac is 11 and started writing Spanish to me. His 9 months in Mexico even during the pandemic has him speaking/writing Spanish fluently. It will be interesting to see if he picks up the language in the next country they live in as easily.
Today my Guild has its first Board Meeting since February. We all wore masks and social distanced ourselves and it was wonderful! I sure do appreciate being able to see people’s eyes and not just hearing their voices over the telephone. I like seeing the way everyone’s eye crinkle when they are smiling and laughing.
At the meeting we decided to try a test situation. I will be hosting 5 of my quilting students at our first quilting day at the Guild since February. Our building is a heritage schoolhouse that we purchased and have renovated to suit our needs. We have large enough tables that it is possible to safely distance ourselves and we will be wearing masks. Our government guidelines say 20 is the limit for indoor meetings but so many of our members are 60 – 94 so we can not justify the risk. All of us have been self isolating. One of my students has not left her yard other than to walk her dogs since the Pandemic lockdown began. If all goes well, we are looking at having small groups several times a month so all of the quilters can have a chance to see and hear others while our machines are humming.
We also will be having outdoor classes a bit later once the mosquito population dies down. Pine needle basket classes and knitting and crocheting and even spinning can be done with the size of our yard. Plans are brewing. 😉. I like how everyone is trying to be creative to figure out ways we can safely spend time together.
In the meantime our webmaster has a page entitled the Pandemic Projects where our members are sharing examples of their crafts. I love seeing what everyone is doing to keep busy other than gardening. Everything from remaking favourite shirts to doll making, egg painting, sewing machine covers, basket making, felting slippers, etc. I really like spending time on the website looking at all the eye candy.
I am in the middle of tearing apart our little apartment and getting as much stacked in to our storage room and sterilizing the whole place to get it ready for when DH comes home after his knee replacement surgery. He has been waiting for 10 years to get it done. Our medical system started doing elective surgeries a couple of weeks ago since our numbers are so low and there have been no patients in the hospital with Covid 19 for two months. I love knowing that he should be able to get the end of the golf season in still and will be as steady on his feet as possible ,for a man with MS, before the snow starts to fall.
I love the way people in our community jumped on the stay home; stay safe theory and masks were/are a hot commodity. In our area we only had one person admitted to hospital and three in our valley that self isolated and didn’t require hospitalization. The last few trips in to town for groceries or prescriptions have shown that tourist season is in full swing here and masks are not frequently seen other than on all of the staff working in the stores. I have seen license plates from 4 provinces and at least 3 different states in the last two weeks. It’s making me more concerned again for the risk of transmission.
I love this sweet girl:
I love having to start planning a baby quilt for my 5th great grandchild. I think this little one will end the greats for at least 10 years going by how old the next grandchildren are. 😄
What is bringing a smile to your face these days? Sending lots of happy, positive thoughts your way, hoping you are all well and staying safe. 😄 Carol