Odd things about this quilt are: No batting. I used thick flannel for the back, and there are so many seams, that I just left the batting out. The binding is scrappy, as I used 1 1/4 inch strips, a single fold binding. Thus, my stitches showed through to the front often due to no batting! So I used a quilting stitch to finish the binding, so all the stitches show to the front! So that is odd. In fact, the whole thing is wonky and odd! I like it!!! PLEASE don't report me to the quilt police...I am sure this quilt is a felony!
I had not one, not two, but three oopsies! Places where I somehow missed a few stitches in the seam, creating a hole. So I appliqued some flowers over the holes. Yahoo!!! Done!!!
So this is my slow stitching for the day...please see Kathy, here, to see what everyone else is slow stitching on!!
I have given out every single nursing cap that was sent to me, and I am so very grateful to all of you for making them. The nurses took great glee in picking their caps! I covered all of day shift with caps, and some of night shift, and I am making more, and it is fun to see them light up at something to distract them from the corona virus. You would love seeing them!
We had 4 covid patients die in one week on our floor, so everyone was quite frightened and sad. None this past few days, however. 15 of our nurses, techs and secretaries are out sick with it now. Two people have actually gotten better, and test negative, so they can come back to work! One remains quite ill. One nurse came back, and although she was out sick five weeks, she still has a horrible cough, so I remained distant from her, at her request, although I did have to get report from her...we both wore masks, and we both felt so bad...usually I hug on my baby nurses, but administration says we cannot do that now. I am sick of this virus!
We had one bypass patient with it, that came in negative, and tested positive two days later...his wife then informed us that she had covid prior to him coming to the hospital! He passed away...just too much, with the virus and having a fresh bypass surgery. Poor guy!
Some of our positive patients are going home, better, so that is good.
I have worked several days in a row, so I am grateful and glad for this day, a day of slow stitching, laundry, leisurely cooking and relaxing a bit!