Sunday, March 29, 2020

We Can Get Through Anything

When I mentioned that this block made me think of coronavirus and how this block may provide historical context to the quilt as well as being uplifting to future quilt viewers, my blog readers convinced me to add my thoughts to the quilt. "If we can get through corona virus, we can get through anything."

It was my last week of work and I don't expect much work from this employer for the rest of 2020.  It's been raining and storming at night, which means I have to sleep on the couch to keep Zeus company since he can't make it up and down the steps.  Sleeping on the couch and comforting Zeus means my sleep is interrupted and I have aches and pains during the day. I felt sleep-deprived pretty much all week. Plus, it is rainy and dreary during the day, which didn't help with the energy level.

I embroidered this while watching television. I started at the end and did "anything" first. Then I did the line above it, "we can get through". I had to take out stitches and add them back three times before it finally fit. Then I did the first line, which also didn't work out as centered as I planned.

My initial thought was to take out everything, actually plan it and mark it before stitching again, but I think this jumbled crowded mess of letters is appropriate for the coronavirus pandemic.  There are too many letters to fit nicely into the block, and planning would have helped us get through it easier, but (I hope), we manage to do it.

Since that is all the progress I made on this quilt, here's another picture to show you another quote.

Today, there are blue skies and magnolia blooms.

2020:  Week 13 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

I worked on the quote quilt this week. Besides the quote I showed you, I used leftover floss to add some seam treatments.

 For April, I will continue to work on the quote quilt, but I will also make a mini quilt so you will have something else to look at.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 89 out of 89 days
Success rate  = 100%

Linked with:
15 Minutes to Stitch Week 13 
Design Wall Monday 
Friday Foto Fun


Joyful Quilter said...

Your spider above looked too real...I hate spiders, so want to hit it with the fly swatter. LOL

The comment is perfect for the quilt and the situation, I think you should leave it as is.

Poor Zeus, although even without sleeping on the couch, I think a lot of people are having a hard time sleeping - I know I am.

Magnolia blooms are beautiful.

Kyle said...

Your block is perfect for the things we're experiencing now. It's a great documentation. The magnolia blossoms are lovely. Nice to focus on the beauty around us.

Terry said...

Thanks for sharing your magnolia blossoms. I used to have a huge magnolia bush in the yard at our old house and I really miss it.

Emily said...

Beautiful magnolia! I haven't seen them blooming around here yet, though the dogwoods just started blooming.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

We can! We can!! We can!!! We can get through anything and we will-- thank you for the inspiration; and for the sapphire blue sky photo! :)

Nann said...

You didn't realize how appropriate/meaningful your quote quilt would be! Lovely job. Hope Zeus can calm down. Spring flowers are wonderful.

Ann said...

Your quote quilt is uplifting, A wonderful way to help get through this tragedy. You inspire us.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love that blue sky and magnolia blossoms. We have sunshine today, yay!!

Robin said...

Oh you are so fortunate to have those blooms. Lucky lucky you. I hope you can get some good sleep soon.

O'Quilts said...

I remember when you got Zeus!! Is he sick now?? Very hard times...Fear is the worst...sewing the best xoxo

Wendy Caton Reed said...

We can indeed get through anything! Keep up the good work! Stay safe and healthy my friend!

Kate said...

I like your approach to the Covid-19 quote. Hopefully the storms won't last much longer so you and Zeus can both get a good night sleep. Take care and hope you can find a new, improved employer once we get out from under social distancing. Congrats on all the stitching time this year, you are doing really well there.

tierneycreates said...

We can get through anything and hope you are able to get some sleep. I love the images in this post! Sending Zeus good thoughts and to you too!

Tanya said...

Good for you for sewing in your part of history!

Is Zeus okay? I don't think I realized he was having trouble getting up and down stairs. Age? He can't be that old yet can he?