Saturday, July 11, 2020

Back to Staying Home

Although I didn't go out much in June, and they did move to Phase 4 on the 26th, I've pretty much stayed in.  Went to lunch on Patio's twice and a couple of small local stores.  My big risky adventure was going to Menards with hubby to pick out the flooring for the bedroom.  Wasn't happy about going but everyone had to wear masks and I stayed away from most everyone. 

The carpet in the bedroom was 45 years old and in desperate need of a makeover - so we tore it out and scraped up the foam backing and as much of the glue as we could get.  Started laying the laminate today and I'm really pleased with the way it looks. 

First 4 runs of the new laminate flooring
It will take us a little while - it is a decent sized room and we want it done right.  This is the 4th floor we have done - one of them 19 years ago and it is still in great shape. 

Mainly I have been working on my quilting and sewing.  Spend a lot of time in the sewing room.  Still making new blocks for my National Day Quilt. Although Kelli hasn't posted a new one in two weeks and the last one was from April Fools Day - I continue to do the ones she posts if I haven't already made one of my own design. 

My latest ones that I have photographed are all from June:
Gone Fishing Day
Red Rose Day
Sewing Machine Day
Flag day
I have 6 more made - but either not quilted and/or not photographed yet. 

I've been working on a Quilt of Valor, a quilt called Stars Around the Garden which was an old Block of the Month that I never got finished, a Fall Panel kit I found on a Quilt Shop Hop and a Nativity panel I've had for years.  I also got the backing for my Circles of life quilt and have it ready to sandwich - will hopefully get that done tomorrow. 

I've also been making quilted cards to send to friends and family through all of this mess.  I've found I really enjoy making them. 

They are colorful, different and Unique - no one else is going to send a birthday, thinking of you , anniversary, get well or sympathy card quite like these ones. 

It sounds like it is going to storm again so I'd better shut this down for now.  Hope all is well.