I Love Thursdays #5

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:

Clarke is going to be a big sister in January!

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

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

12 thoughts on “I Love Thursdays #5

  1. You’ve had some great moments to make this time brighter – chats with grands, and the smile on that little one is priceless! So glad your hubs can have the surgery he needs soon. I’m especially excited for your guild meetings, and will be paying attention, to see if there are ideas we could use. Like the idea of the page on the website too, although many of our members aren’t computer savvy. Great post, Carol!

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    1. Hi Wendy. Aren’t I lucky to have littles to make my life brighter. Our Pandemic Project is one way to share. Our members aren’t all computer literate either, so we have a couple of members who are medical professionals that have volunteered to visit members and take photos for them. It’s been a great way to check up on each other

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  2. Hi Carol! How wonderful that DH finally will get to have his knee surgery. Clarke is getting so big – how nice it will be that her sister will join her soon. They’ll be close like our two. I can’t wait to see the photos. Oh, those outside visitors I hope aren’t bringing in the virus. Why do they not wear masks?? I just don’t understand that but our dumbass leader doesn’t believe in it so why should our residents. I’m so glad to see small steps for your guild to get together. Those gatherings are so important even if they’re not quite what they used to be. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne. The surgery will be good to have done. Just video chatted with the family in Mexico ❤️can’t wait to see if Clarke has a baby brother or sister. They haven’t shared the news if they know 😉. Glad you ranted for me about the visitors. I had to remove 16 people this morning from my social media accounts because of the delusional comments. Our Guild Board is being hyper vigilant. I’m going over to sterilize the building after our paving stones are delivered and DH and I put them in place. I love the never ending adventures in our life 😉

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  3. Oh, wonderful stuff. The Mexico photos are beautiful (and how great that grandson is learning another language). I love the pandemic projects – are those Ukrainian eggs? How nice people can at least share them online. That baby is a cutie!! Good luck with the knee surgery – hope it goes without a hitch.

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    1. Hi Sally. Thanks for the comment. Just got off video chat with my family in Mexico. My tummy hurts from laughing with the kids. I’m not sure if they did Ukrainian eggs. We have a large population of Russian descendants here so it is possible. It is fun having a place to share our projects 😉 Carol

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  4. So glad your DH is able to have his surgery soon! It’s a huge road of physio post-op, but well worth the effort! The grandkids are learning so much! What a privilege to be fluent in another language!
    Take care!

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    1. Hi Gail. If my son’s family are ever able to continue with their adventure, they will be living in at least 6 more countries before they settle back in to their home in Canada. It will be fun to see how many languages they learn. We have a phone consultation with the physiotherapist tomorrow. 😁

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  5. now I’m crying missing Obama… you are so lucky to live in a place that took this seriously, and best of luck in recovery with the knee. Having a lot of acquaintances that had one done, most do very well, some get scar tissue but even they get that stretched. I love the strong woman with a machine logo!! Thank you for being in our merry band of I Like people… you’re a great addition and I hope to chat with you again really soon. LeeAnna

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    1. Hi LeeAnna. Thank you for your sweet comments. I’m sorry I made you cry but I think the whole world is missing that President. I’d love to chat again soon. It was so nice to see people. 😉

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  6. So glad you’ve been able to keep chatting with the kids from afar! And I’m glad your husband will be able to have his surgery! I hope it goes well. Good luck with your small quilting groups, it sounds like you’re taking all the right precautions, and it is wonderful to be able to be in-person with people, even if only a few at a time.

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