Easter Blessings ~ Quarantine 2020!

Happy Resurrection Sunday Y’all!

As we continue to Quarantine to avoid this hateful virus sweeping all areas of our country and even has or will be to every point in the world I think!  How horrible but true!

I am learning to adapt to this as I learned to adapt to being retired and finally gave up fighting urges to return and took up quilting back then… now I am taking up mask figuring and my days are just generally restructuring a bit… ok a LOT! … not as much shows on my bullet journaling…

But Y’all … I stay busy all day every day now… just not so much quilting and crafting I guess… and sleep comes easy from 8 pm to 4 am then I am up and my day has begun!

I sure hope our world will heal real soon too ❤  Feel free to use this meme I scarfed on facebook 🙂
We have started shopping early in the mornings and trying to do our errands before lots of others are out and about… well last week we came home early one morning to find a visitor in our pond…

A duck swimming across the pond until we started him… in front of our neighbor’s cabin…  Picturesque view she has up there!!!

Molly has been quite the entertainer lately…

 She “claimed” this stick when we were doing the spring clean up a couple weeks back on the golf cart….

 Well she still has it … and that tulip behind her in the picture below…

Now that tulip sits in a cute little glass jar my bestie gave me from her collection…. So she is near during this lonely time too!

I have great company in my honey and Molly and facetime with Jannessa rocks!  Don’t get me wrong I am BLESSED on this resurrection day ….

I just wish I could hug Jannessa… spend time with Connie on her vacation week coming up… those kind of things… plan a visit to see some of my kids… like all of us… instead I am staying home 99% of the time and finding nuggets of happiness on social media and listening to audio books again!!!

Look at this cute little quilt I found in our toy sewing machine group that a member made… it is appliqued from a drawing she made… It is great detail and she definitely has skills I don’t! lol

But I do have some mask making skills…. I made several masks this week for friends and neighbors… some even got mailed, received, and there are more to be made… I have a quick and easy way to make my masks that are 3 layers of fabric a bit of elastic and a few bread ties!  I made a tutorial HERE this past week showing lots of photos of how I make my masks 🙂


 My honey even put on the mask I made for him and his thick beard…. nice cover up here….  Then he told me to wait a minute.  When her returned this was his response….

Here is hoping me and my honey’s shenanigans have boosted your spirits today!!!!

I include a printed note with my masks… people need to know that they need to HEAT them up to sanitize them properly in their clothes dryer ….  Here is another type of print out you can grab … it came from Bonnie Hunter’s facebook group “Quiltville”….

 Here is my favorite make yet….

My hair needs a trim… please don’t comment on THAT ! lol
Then I uncovered Cleopatra later on in the week and started marking and sewing quilt blocks I have been prepping with the template I made…. 

 I love how it turned out.. I was afraid it didn’t look above like enough quilting… but machine quilting these with 28 wt Aurifil top and bobbin for even finish on both sides….

 And I have 15 of those 39 that I have here quilted now by just sitting down here and there 🙂

 My main focus this week has been hand stitching down the binding on this baby quilt for Jannessa’s grand baby boy to be.  She has 2 coming within a month of each other from both her girls!!!  So I signed up to do the binding on this rounded corner quilt…

 By making that bias binding I shared last week… it really has stitched on great !!!  I am praising God for the blessing of being able to do hand work during such a time as this!

Linking this progress to my favorite Sunday blog stop >>> Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching <<<
I will be finishing the binding on this quilt today… Jannessa and I are working out a between a glass door meeting for later in the week.  YIPPEE!!!!!

For you homeschooling parents that need ideas…  Think about Appalachian roots and build a still! lol

 Or see if you can find a plastic spider or bug and try this out….

One of my favorite songs to sing on this day…

Have a blessed week ahead as we continue to adjust and continue to Stay Home to Slow the Spread here in the USA… what are you doing (or have you done) to Slow the Spread???  Keep all those infected and symptomatic in your thoughts for strength to endure and overcome this illness!  I especially am feeling a urge to pray for Boris Johnson of the UK.  Is there anyone you are especially thinking of during this time in our world???!

11 thoughts on “Easter Blessings ~ Quarantine 2020!

  1. CathieJ

    I too have been making masks for my family. It is so sad that we need them, especially here in New York. I shudder to think what my hair will look like soon as I usually have a short layered look. I am all thumbs when trying to style my hair on a good day. Your quilted squares look wonderful. I like how you chose to quilt them. I liked seeing your visiting duck. Molly really made me smile too. Happy Easter! Cathie

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  2. Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things

    Those masks are no fun but I did make enough for family. Thanks for the chuckles! I love what Drew Brees wife said on Ellen. We are teaching our children beer bong but with water. We figure if they don't get educated they will still be prepared for college.

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  3. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    I made masks for family and staying home. my hair normally short & layered is growing out a little bit not bad yet. Looks like you are staying entertained keep it up! sometime down the road we will all be hugging again and will love seeing people even if we normally all stay home.

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  4. Gretchen Weaver

    I think hairdressers will the busiest people whenever we hear an all clear, time to resume lives again. Fortunately for you and I both, we don't need to worry about our 'roots' growing out. We're staying home but this morning after watching our church's Easter service online, we went for a drive around the section to see what progress, if any, was made in the fields. It was a short drive, just 4 miles but it cheered me up immensely. Have a blessed Easter!

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  5. Kim

    We are all going to have hair down to our knees by the end of this pandemic. =) What a happy place to visit on this Easter Sunday. You always make me smile. May this day and your week be a blessed one, sweet Kathi.

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  6. K Reeves

    Your Sunday post also brings me several smiles. I have great news to share! Our Cancer Institute had a staff member test positive for covid-19 3 weeks ago, she exposed 110 patients unknowingly, yet as of today the count for our entire county is still 9! So thankful for those families who are already going through so much. We are still safe and well here.XXOO

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  7. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter

    The days go by very fast Kathi! Like your masks, and I trim the sides and top of my hair and Clay has always trimmed the neckline! I do hope your back is better. Love your puppy dog – wish we had one, but we are not in house dog people, and we do not want the responsibility. Maybe when we are in our 80's LOL LOL! Take care

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