Have you noticed how much people are blogging lately? Bloggers who only post weekly are posting every day or so. And it’s not just bloggers, businesses are emailing so much.
For me, I am having a hard time putting my fingers to the keyboard. I’ve created several things to show you, and have even taken the pictures, but just haven’t felt like or wanted to take the time to write.
But today I wanted to let you know what’s going on. I’m up to almost 100 masks so they are taking a bit of my time. It’s great to use up that commercial fabric I’ve had for years. It also feels good to be doing something for others.
I broke down several weeks ago and bought a SewEzi table for my Juki. I must tell you that it was the best investment. I can’t believe how it’s changed my feeling about sewing on this fabulous machine. It’s the perfect height and sturdy for a portable table. I’d like to buy one more that I could share with my two vintage machines. If you are thinking about a sewing table, please check them out.
The kitties are usually in my studio. However, when I’m cutting fabric or elastic for these masks, they are banned and my door is closed.
Since I sew without shoes or slippers, my slippers are always on the floor. Puddin likes to sleep with them.
Ally practices her social distancing by laying in the window.
Molly has to check out my cat socks. She has been known to bat at the little cats on my feet.
The other night they must have had a party. In the morning I found their toy basket knocked over, and toys all over the living room floor.
But I am getting out, and there is lots to do. My first task was to clean out the asparagus bed, and get it ready. Here is the bed before I cleaned it out.
And the after picture. The wood and limbs were put over the walkways to keep the straw and cardboard down. We were having a big storm (It ended up a tornado less than a mile away) that evening, and I wanted to make sure everything didn’t blow away.
It won’t be long now until I’ll be harvesting asparagus!
Meanwhile, everything outside is oblivious to COVID-19. The Magnolia bloomed. Of course, they were all blown away with the storm, but they were so pretty.
My Hellebores (Lenten Roses) are really pretty this year.
I’m not getting out much except to the backyard and our daily neighborhood walk. Dave has decided that he wants to limit our contact, and volunteered to do the weekly grocery shopping. I have been making all of these masks and made one for him. Last night I decided that I needed to make me one. I may not have the chance of wearing it, but here it is.
I look like a bank robber! I was smiling but it sure doesn’t look like it in my eyes. And that hair, I’m waiting now for those bangs to grow out!
Stay safe and well. We will get through this. And as always, thanks for dropping by.
Great job on the masks, Lynda! I have made about 61 so far, with 3 in progress. Have to limit my time sitting a/c back issues, but I can get a few done over a day’s period, and I’m happy to use up fabric too. Elastic is in short supply, so my undyed t-shirts are giving me nice stretchy ties.
I haven’t started to do any yard cleanup yet… almost wish I could find someone to hire to clear out wild rambling rose stalks that have taken over the back of the house, but I may try and cut them back when the wind dies down. Jeez… a mile from a tornado is way too close, but glad you didn’t get hit!
As for the hair, yeah… we’re all going to have new styles for awhile until we can get hair cuts! I’m not worried… better that than getting the virus! Take care, and enjoy time in your yard and sewing!
Yes I also have one of those SewEasy tables, bought it last year and would not like to live without it now. Your flowers look so beautiful. We are going into autumn in South Africa and maybe you know that we are in lockdown. The only thing what keeps me going in this crazy world at the moment is the fact that I can sew and make beautiful things out of colourful fabric. I can try new patterns and overall the choice is endless. Handling colourful fabrics is positive for your mind and makes you feel good and that’s what we need right now.
At least that what I think and I stick to it.
So please take care, stay inside and keep safe
Have a wonderful day
Heidi from South Africa
Judy, Thanks. Wow! Sixty-one, that’s a lot. I was lucky that I got 15 yards of elastic from the hospital and I had ordered the elastic way in the beginning before everyone was ordering it. But I think 100 will be my limit. I hope your back is better. I’ve had major issues with mine again. It feels like my old injury when I fell several years ago is back. I thought I would never be able to finish the asparagus bed. But I’ve been doing my exercises I learned in PT and after that one day where I really worked hard in the asparagus bed, I couldn’t believe how better my back felt. We’ve been walking every day which also helps, but I need to keep up with the exercises. It hurts to get up out of bed which is not good. And I do believe all of the sewing really strains it. Too bad you can’t hire someone to do that. I have to be so careful about poison ivy and especially now since there is no way I want to go to the doctor. Yeah, I did have the opportunity to cut mine right before the shutdown, but decided I wanted to let it grow out. It’s been a long time since I’ve had long hair! Stay safe, my friend.
So glad you like your table too. It’s amazing how it makes sewing more enjoyable when you have the right tools including the table. I’m glad we can at least get outside on our property and walk around the neighborhood. But besides that, I’m here for the long haul or hopefully the not long haul. Sewing those masks really made me feel connection to the hospital workers and also those friends/neighbors who have asked for them. It’s a great time to do those things we’ve been putting off, like you said like trying a new pattern. More than ever, it makes us realize that we are all one – we are all in this together. You, too, please stay safe and healthy and keep creating. Thanks for checking in.
You look like one of the cool kids in your mask. 🙂 I, too, have been sewing masks . . . anything we can do to help out during these desperate times.
I am posting to my blog much more frequently in hopes of giving readers a smile or a little encouragement. It also helps me to feel connected. . :-(). https://apositiveoutlook-janice.blogspot.com
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At least nature carries on as usual! I made a mask for myself and my brother says it makes me look like a terrorist. Yours is prettier than mine.
Sherrie, I can’t imagine you looking like a terrorist!! Yes, nature sure does and really grounds me. Be safe and well, and good luck with moving. Hope to meet you in the future.
Janice, Thanks. And thank you for sewing masks too. I’m glad you are able to blog more often. I’m going to try to do better! Stay safe and well.
Where did you buy your Sew EZ table from? I have been looking at them for a while. Currently I have my sewing machine on the dining room table which does nothing great for my neck and shoulders. Thank you for your time blogging. We out here appreciate it.
Wondering where you got the sewing table for the Juki and the model….Thanks
Hi Shirley, I ordered my Sew Ezi directly from their website. They will make an insert for your specific sewing machine. https://seweziusa.com/our-products.html I know what you mean about neck and shoulder pain. I was amazed at how much easier and fun it is to sew with this table. You are so welcome. Thanks for dropping by.
Hi Janet, I ordered my table directly from Sew Ezi website: https://seweziusa.com/our-products.html You order includes an insert for your specific sewing machine. Thanks for dropping by.