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#UFOvember + COVID Update

This month I have a couple of updates I want to share with you all. The first is my progress with #UFOvember. If you remember from my previous blog, I was participating in Geeky Bobbin’s #UFOvember. With November coming to an end, finally, I am so close to finishing this stack of quilts by the end of the year:

  1. 4th of July by Quiltworx

  2. Sugaridoo QAL quilt

  3. Christmas Stashbuster #6 Layer Cake Quilt

  4. On the Farm Stashbuster #6 Layer Cake Quilt

  5. Orange Stashbuster #6 Layer Cake Quilt

  6. New Hexagon Millefiore Rosette #3

  7. Improv Quilt with Poppyprint

  8. Summerland Quilt with Elizabeth Kinch

  9. Hanging Gems Quilt

  10. Large ugly quilts

  11. Lap Ugly quilt

  12. Blue baby quilt

  13. Red baby quilt

  14. Yellow baby quilt

  15. Warehouse District Charm pack quilt

  16. Alphabet baby quilt

  17. Quilt Coach wall hanging

  18. TMQG Block challenge wall hanging

  19. On-The-Side Paper Pieced wall hanging

And as if I didn’t have enough quilts on this list, I started a One-Block Wonder quilt this past weekend. Ensuring we followed COVID-19 protocols, I got together with two friends and over 2 days we cut and made all our blocks. All of us had chosen fabrics with different vibes and had totally different results. With each block, we laughed and wowed at the amazing patterns. It was a fantastic way to spend the weekend before going into lockdown.

Which brings me to my second update. COVID is bad in Toronto at the moment. So much so that the city is under lockdown again. With the numbers are rising all over Canada, it’s hard to picture what Christmas will look like this year.

The days are so short. And so many of them recently have been overcast. My main objective right now is not to get into a funk. Some days are better than others. Trying to stay active is so hard when the condo gym is closed and it’s raining outside.

I have a quote from Michael J. Fox on my desk. “Optimism is sustainable when you keep coming back to gratitude.” And I try to keep that in the forefront of my mind. We are all well and comfortable living in a first-world country. I am so grateful to the people who have been working hard to keep us safe and the system strong.

I can do my part by staying home, online shopping with my local businesses and keeping in touch with friends and family.

And finishing off my #UFOs.

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