Tuesday, 24 March 2020
The times they are a-changin'
Covid19 has changed the world as we know it.
Physical distancing, social distancing or whatever you want to call it means we must stay at home as much as possible. In Australia this means: we may go out if it is "essential" e.g. to work, to shop for food, visit the doctor or the pharmacy. We are allowed to exercise, but only in isolation.
For me there has been minimal impact as apart from quilting related activities like guild meetings, quilt shows or sit and sews, (these have all been cancelled or postponed till later in the year) I don't really go out that much.
The Mister and I did our grocery shopping yesterday, some of the shelves were empty (toilet paper, hand soap, anti-bacterial wipes, dried pasta, rice, flour, mince) but I was able to get most of the things we needed. I have decided that if I can't get something then I will find a substitute, if there is no substitute then we will do without. My mother and grandmother did this and if they managed then I can too.
In a way I am looking forward to the i-sew-lation, I have several UFOs and PHDs which I could finish, and I am in the fortunate position of having enough fabric, thread and batting that I can finish and make several quilts without needing to go out of the house.
Before I dive into my UFOs and PHDs, I've been busy making these two patch units ready to sew into four patch squares for a mystery quilt that our guild president has organised. New instructions for the quilt come out every Friday and I would like to finish them tomorrow so I can work on something else.