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. http://www.friestyle.com If you can't wait to read the individual stories, you can view SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #79 by CLICKING HERE.