Coping with the Pandemic - Frieda Anderson

Because I have so many things I love to do, this isolation hasn’t been a hard thing for me. But I miss meeting people for lunch and HUGGING! I have been working on a big quilt to be entered in shows in the upcoming year. I have also been working on several scrap quilts. I needed to have one of my scrap projects right next to my sewing machine, so I devised a make-shift design board that is portable, CHEAP, and easy to make. I took a large box, taped it flat, placed a crib size batting on it that I also taped down, and now I have a great design board that I can move around without the pieces falling off. You can see it in my picture above with TWO scrap projects. Both of those projects will finish with 1-inch squares. I intend to make them into bed quilts, so they’re long term projects. I have also been knitting. When I travel I look for fabric and yarn shops. These are nice memories to have of any trip. I mostly knit socks, using a very simple pattern by Ann Norling called Adult Basic Sock. Socks are easy to knit and make nice gifts. I now have three Christmas gifts already. The socks pictured in the foreground are ones I have made this season from yarn bought around the world. If you are interested in visiting my website and seeing some of my work OR shopping, I am currently cleaning out stock and have all my patterns on SALE. Enter the code STAYHOME to get the discount. If you can't wait to read the individual stories, you can view SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #79 by CLICKING HERE.