I Love Thursday #14

Have you found that some weeks are flying by and others are dragging? I’m discovering that the news is still having a profound effect on my moods and productivity.

I try to read this frequently and having it hanging by my sewing table.

I have been limiting watching news time, but find it is all sitting just below my conscious level and it keeps popping into my conscious mind when I’m not busy enough.

It doesn’t help when you walk out your door to cinder and ash on the car and this view:

I like hearing that our fire is “under control”, knowing that the ground crews are working so hard to keep us safe while the helicopters are grounded, but my heart is hurting when I see the news from the American fires and hurricanes. Who still believes that climate change is not a real scientific fact?

I love spending time talking with my granddaughter, designing a quilt. I think we have the last of the design changes buttoned down today so I can actually start cutting and sewing. Our Delaney is a very imaginative young lady and has a great eye for colour and design.

I love seeing my greats and my grands together in family settings when they can safely gather.

And watching the great grands playing with the quilts I’ve made:

Oh! Those eyes get me every time!

I really like the memes friends send me and especially enjoy sharing them on my blog.

In the past week or so, many of my quilty friends are contacting me to see if I’m having the same issue they are. They have fallen out of love with much of the fabric in their stash and seem to be more attracted to brighter colours than before. I like knowing I am not the only one and wonder if it is a side effect of the Covid brain fog? The end result is we are swapping fabrics and trading treasures!

I am really enjoying being back at our Guild teaching, in our small (6 person) groups, socially distanced and with our masks on. I like seeing happy eyes above masks and hearing the chatter while machines are humming. Even the laughter when you hear “ooops!” is so welcome. I am afraid it will not continue with the numbers continuing to be high and now schools are back in.

I am linking up this week with LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color and will be heading over there to check out some quilty friends I Like Thursday posts to see what loves they have shared with us. 😉 Carol

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.

6 thoughts on “I Love Thursday #14

  1. Honestly, I’m so weary of all the news and the reactions on social media. I’m glad you are working on the quilt with your granddaughter – it will be a good memory for both of you. Family times together are good too. I think I need that shirt, because that is pretty true for me. Glad your classes are going well, and I hope they can continue. Our group hasn’t met since March, and it’s doubtful we’ll begin meeting any time soon. Makes me sad, as we are concerned that the group may go by the wayside.

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  2. All that smoke – just crazy. Happy kids – how lovely. Love that shirt – LOL. That’s interesting that people are craving brighter colors. Whatever can lift one’s spirits, yes?

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  3. Hi Carol! Oh, those grands!! I love all of those photos. Hang in there, my friend. Focus on the laughter you heard and the love you shared in the recent guild class. {{Hugs}} This will pass. Not as quickly as we would like. Love your likes this week, Carol. ~smile~ Roseanne

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