A Week Without Quilting

This week was full of many things, but none involved quilting:

Being a teacher with no class isn’t nearly as much fun.  We are making it work, but it is mostly the WORK part without the reward of watching all those lovely young people becoming themselves.  That said, we are here and doing all we can to support students and families, many of whom are struggling one way or the other.

Making masks.  The care center where my sister-in-law lives (alcohol induced psychosis–home care impossible) has been hit by Covid-19.  There isn’t much any of us can do, but I can sew.  So, I did.  Masks for patients that will wear them.  For staff who need them.

Young Son left for basic training in the United States Army as a Medic.  Yes, it is hard when our children leave home, but it is time.  And, eagles were meant to fly.  The mother bird wouldn’t want them to stay in the nest forever.



You know, life stuff.  That is how it is.  And I am not complaining.

Maybe this week I can get back to quilting.  But, there are another about 30 orders for masks.  Well, maybe the week after this…


4 thoughts on “A Week Without Quilting

  1. Stressful time. But you seem to be handling it well. Best of luck to your son and God bless all.

  2. Good morning! I agree – schools without kiddos and teachers is no fun at all. I work all year and summers are way to quiet and long without them. Online teaching IS a LOT of work. Thank you for all your hard work in connecting with your kids and families. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Making masks. It gets to be like factory work. But know that your time and talent are appreciated, whether it be making masks, or making online education work. Reading your post reminded me of when I saw my son off to basic training for the Navy over 15 years ago. When it is time it is time.

    Life stuff…
    A virtual hug to you. Just because.

  4. Whatever you are sewing, you are doing good work. Whatever is not sewing is still good work. I know you will miss the young one, but you’re right about it being time to have him fly.

    Is Sparkle Jane making masks, too? I imagine she’s on the other side of the equation, not enjoying not having interaction with teachers and other students as she completes the semester.

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