Moving on

I am still waiting for the post to bring my new threads.  I wonder how long this will take?  So I continued on with the second donation quilt.  Remember that most of this is left over fabrics and I have to say that I am pleased with the outcome so far.  I have finished piecing the top of the quilt and added some borders.  I wasn't sure of just what I would do but I found some check fabric in the dress up box.  It has been washed and added.

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Now for the backing.  I had plenty of the fabric for the outside boarder having purchased 4 metres at the sale.  I can't decide if I should add appliques in each of the plain boxes or not.  What you can't see in these images is that this piece 'shimmers'.  All the fairy fabric has sparkles on it.  I'm not usually into sparkles but I love this.

I see that friends are busy making masks.

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And I found this link to a pattern that looks quite good.  It was picked up by the N.Y. Post.  I still have a pack of masks left over from my fabric dyeing but I can see I should make some of these for neighbours.

On the home front my daughter came to bring us some vegetables and a camera for her father's computer.  I am so proud of her resilience.  She had resigned from her lecturing job at the University in January and took part time work in Out-door education which has now all been stopped because of the virus.  So she has set up a new business as a tutor for high school students  and while she is building this up has landed a job packing fruit and vegetables.  That might sound as a bit of a come down but it is work when the lines outside Centrelink stretch out into the distance she has an income.  Her partner is self employed and has work lined up until May.  We were going to have a wedding but that is now on hold.  It will be a super post virus wedding party.


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There are going to be some cracking parties when this is all over...

Carolyn Foley

This wedding will be, we just have to stay safe until then.

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