So my "normal" is feeding the hummingbirds. We had a late cold front come through Sunday so all the black-chinned hummers are really eating to keep warm. We are now filling the 8 feeders twice a day. Here is the morning frenzy.
After filling the feeders, I worked on some of my many quilting projects. In the "new normal", I have a lot more time to sew. And it helps me to avoid the housework, I should be doing.
I have been making masks for family, friends, and neighbors. No need to go to the Essential Store to buy fabric, I have my own store that I have accumulated over 60 years. Here are some examples:
I decided last week to start using many of the strips I have cut over the years to make Bonnie Hunter placemats using the Row by Row license plates I collected. I alternate between making placemats and
making 8" half square triangle blocks using a Pat Speth technique using 5 inch strips. It is a method to sew-off when making blocks for another quilt. The yellow and blue fabric is from 1960!!!!
Finally, I really wanted to make a fun quick quilt while making the masks so I found the San Antonio Spurs fabric I bought to make Jack a quilt. The BQ2 pattern was perfect and quick. Just required a little thought since the fabric was directional. Here it is.
My only concern as I continue sewing is that I will have a lot of quilts that need quilting when life returns to normal
Stay home, stay safe, and wear your mask.