I started my sew inspired quaran’tea’n project as a way of giving myself one little task each day, which became part of my daily routine. Did you have a special project you worked on during this time?
I say quaran’tea’n (love the play on words) as I also drank lots of tea, in fact used up all my extra stock of tea, except for my favourite peppermint tea as there is always a large supply of that. But you know all those odds and ends of tea and tea bags that just seem to sit around in the cupboard or tea chest, well they got drank!
Lots of little sections were related to my love of gardening …
and lots were related to my love of crafting.
I did’t start my project right at the beginning of the stay at home time but did record the date of March 15, 2020 when that advice was given by the government and top doctors, so some days I stitched more than one square so I could catch up. But after 57 days had gone by I was all finished. We aren’t out of the woods yet, as they say, but we are making slow progress.
Now it hangs on my dabbling room wall so I can look at it each time I walk into the room to see if it needs any additions or embellishments.
My sewing project had been divided into 57 sections, and I sewed a different little picture for each section. The grid around each bit of sewing was to represent the social distancing we were to practice.
Just like the lighthouse guided sailors and boaters to safety, hopefully it will guide us too. It is a reminder that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The province of Ontario is slowly opening up and now it is up to the people to remember to stay safe. We still won’t be venturing out far, just for the necessities and hopefully to spend time with family soon.
We are all part of Team Canada and I hope you have been doing your part to get us through this pandemic.
Thank you front line and essential workers for all you are doing.
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