Thursday, April 9, 2020

In the time of isolation

Month 3 of Barbara Brackman's BOM Cassandra's Circle. I've completed the large center block, the first 18inch block and this, the second 18 inch block. Not sure if this one will stay as is, I'll have to see how the next few blocks compare.

I've been isolating myself as much as I can. My husband and daughter are continuing to go to work. We are grateful that they have work and a paycheck, but the risk of exposure to Covid 19 is great. I was having stress headaches, but those are gone now.

I miss my friends and wish I could invite them into my home for tea and fun, but that will have to wait for another day. Yesterday I received the very sad news that Maine Quilts 2020 has been cancelled. The Pine Tree Quilt Guild has put on a quilt show for over 40 years. This will be the first time we've had to cancel the show. I know my friends are as disappointed as I am but it was the correct decision, I'm sure. Hundreds of volunteers work to put on the show every year. Teachers come from all over the U.S., Canada, and England. Not sure if we have had anyone come from further afield, but it is certainly an international event.

I did not have any quilts entered in the show this year, but I can imagine how sad those who were exhibiting this year feel right now. This pandemic is one that we will only win if everyone makes the effort to isolate. We are not being asked to fight in the trenches, we are being asked to stay home-home with our loved ones, home with our computers and tvs, home with electricity and heat. Not very difficult is it? Well, of course it is, but by staying in touch with friends and family, by being friendly and courteous to others, we make it easier for all of us to hunker down.

I opened the cupboard door one afternoon and found this funny fellow in among the pots and pans. Weasley is always making us laugh!