Hi dear friends.
What a troubled time we are living through. My oldest daughter is the assistant manager of the hospitalist team at my old hospital. Hospitals in Seattle and around the country are begging for people to make masks. Many hospitals have already run out: see guidelines below.
“Prior to modern disposable masks, washable fabric masks were standard use for hospitals,” said Dawn Rogers, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Patient Safety & Infection Prevention Office in a release to media. “We will be able to sterilize these masks and use them repeatedly as needed. While it’s less than ideal, we want to do our best to protect our staff and patients during this pandemic.”
In their instructions, the hospital asked:
There will be no one to take care of us if we don't protect our first responders.
I KNOW THE QUILTING COMMUNITY CAN DO THIS!! LETS GO GUYS!
I am trying to help home school the grands. Today we are drawing pictures of Super Novas from the NASA.gov website. Then we can research what a Super Nova is.
Reaching out to each other (from the confines of our home) is going to be important to keep the blues away. Fortunately, a great antidote to anxiety is a focused mind.
Here is a special free pattern for everyone who needs to work on a project of hope for summer and better times.
Use your favorite appliqué technique. Begin by making a tracing paper/clear plastic positioning aide of the entire pattern. Slide all the pieces under the clear plastic or tracing paper to position them. If you plan to fuse, you will need the mirror image of this pattern.
Start with your humming bird. Make as a unit and set aside until your vine is complete.
Cut out the vine. Allow a small overlapping extension between the lighter and darker segments. Remember vines and leaves move, so do not worry if it is not exactly like mine.
Back sky ground fabric for 150% enlargement. Pre-cut - 13 x 17”
Flowers - Variety of light, mediums, and dark petals from similar color family.
Birds - multiple small scraps, 6 inch wide approximately.
Look at pictures of the variety of species and colors. If you like the ruby throated variety-- use the same color you used for your flowers, for their throats.
Thank you. Stay safely at home as much as possible. Sending love and Hugs