Weekly Wondering

In my heart I had hoped that 2021 was to be the year of calm and intelligent conversation. While understanding that the vaccine (did everyone forget that viruses mutate?) would not bring immediate results, I had hoped that more people would stay home, following protocols to help stop the spread with 2 mutations (at least) of the Coronavirus rampaging the world.

Instead millions of people (including some of my family’s in laws 🤯) travelled. With numbers climbing already the travel and holiday surge is going to kill millions worldwide.

My DH is back to watching hours of news every day and I am thoroughly horrified by what is going on in America with the never ending elections and the orange monster creating such havoc, misinformation and division among the American people.

In fact, we both are sitting watching the results of the Georgia runoff as I’m writing this and knitting. So much is at stake with these results.

I had hoped that by summer or early fall we might be able to travel to both America and The Province of Alberta to see relatives, but I’m thinking that next winter might be closer to the probability.

The pandemic has caused another delay in my Avante being delivered. Over the holidays my tech had had a neighbour stop by to drop off a parcel (which had been delivered in error to the neighbors) to my guys’ wife. The neighbours unknowingly had Covid-19 and spread it to my friend and his wife. They are all doing fairly well, but will be staying home for the meanwhile. It’s just that simple and easy to spread.

Earlier this morning I was reading emails and checking some of my favourite blogs and I came upon the announcement for the 2021 Island Batik Ambassadors.

Megan Best ~ Best Quilter
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Eubank ~ Archipelago Quilting
Jennifer Fulton ~ The Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania For Quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke, Fiber Artist
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Claudia Porter ~  Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute and Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore

Congratulations to all! It was exciting to see some favourite familiar faces returning and to also see there are some new ones. I had really enjoyed last year with the Ambassadors so it will be fun to see what these creative minds do.

Thank you for reading another long post. I’ll leave you with a more positive note. 😀Carol

I like chocolate but seldom just have 1 piece 🥴

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.

9 thoughts on “Weekly Wondering

  1. Orange Monster? Is that a new name for Biden? Can’t stand him or his partner. I don’t watch the news anymore. It’s an invitation to dissatisfaction with life, the universe and everything, and nothing changes. American news media is so biased and filled with lies, I don’t want to even catch a 5-minute update. Believe me, more than enough of the junk filters through, even when you aren’t interested in hearing it.

    My zipcode is one of the lowest in my county, so I’m trying to stay inside its boundaries when I have to shop and run errands. Everything here has plastic shields, and everyone is wearing masks. The dentist has a list of questions and takes everyone’s temperature, and so does the doctor. I’m sorry your machine is delayed, but at least when it comes, you’ll know the owner won’t be giving you Covid. =)

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    1. Susan I’m so glad you live somewhere where you can safely go out with people being observant to safety protocols. Here doctors appointments are 90% done via telephone or video consultations. As for my machine I’ve waited this long; I can wait a bit longer 😉

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  2. I totally agree with you about our political situation right now. I can not wait for things to get better. I’ve been playing with my fabric to soothe my worries.

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