During this stay at home time of the covid19 pandemic I’ve been stitching a little happiness. The idea was started by by Pretty Fabrics & Trims with the idea of sewing a little bit each day to have a completed item at the end (whenever it comes).
My first little square was a little appliquéd house. This will eventually be made into a wall hanging with each square telling its own story.
This is the first in our lifetime to be requested to stay at home for weeks and weeks, while only essential businesses were open. Likely we won’t see this again. Though once in the late 1950’s, when I was about 10 I was in quarantine for at least 4 weeks as I had scarlet fever. Those days there was no internet and connecting with friends and relatives via social media. It was stay home, in bed, and read or colour or sleep.
Searching in the dabbling room I found a nice piece of white material, and lots of embroidery thread. Years ago I used to do lots of embroidery … table cloths, pillow cases, doilies, little pictures and more. What a great way to try to use up all the various colours of thread.
I didn’t start right at the beginning of the stay at home time but was sew inspired by Amy on Instagram. Better late than never is the old saying. Though I don’t think there is really any time line.
This project fits the guidelines for the stay at home time … wash your hands frequently because working with white material doesn’t need sticky fingerprints on it. It also requires patience to sew each little square.
We all need to show patience during this time, whether in the line at the grocery store, patience to wait it out, patience while the government figures out how to deal with all of this. Things change hourly and daily.
Each little square is edged in stitching, to emphasize the social distancing aspect that we must all follow. I did go back to some squares and change the colour of the stitching, or added details.
The rainbow has become a symbol of this world wide lock down. Many are displaying them in windows to give hope to others as they walk by. Another project I completed during this lock down was to paint a rainbow rock. So of course a rainbow had to be included in my stitching.
This project would not be complete with the Canadian flag. We are all Team Canada during this crisis, and working together will help us win.
My sew inspired project isn’t finished, and I’m taking a little time each day to stitch a new section. More progress shared soon.
I hope you are all finding worth while and productive things to do during this time. Stay safe and stay healthy.