Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
If you click on the link, it takes you to the main page for the quilt shop, and the video tutorial is there. The tutorial is done well, by a very nice, great seamstress, and makes a very nice finished cap, that can be laundered often and hold up.
This link is for the cap templates.
THANK YOU, Dotti!!!!! and she also made the black mask for me, in the top picture. So appreciated!!
To everyone who is helping, sent caps, used their time, talent, energy, materials and love to make these, to you, I am so truly grateful. The nurses send their sincerest thanks, via me!!! THANK YOU!!!
I know others are sending them too, and if it is OK, I will picture them as well, before I package them in plastic bags and take them to work to distribute. Except one person who would like to be anonymous. Congratulations! We got the entire day shift covered, ladies! I am working on night shift too!!
In tearful gratitude of your generous hearts,
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Pat recently broke both of her wrists and had to have surgery, bless her heart, so it it tough for a person who makes their living sewing to be out of commission like that, not to mention so painful!
Humble Quilts, I used a piece of your fabric to make the border for this quilt! Thank you!
Have a great day, everyone! I am off to work...I wish you a blessed day, full of fun and good food and exercise and relaxing and sewing! I love those kind of days!
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Please see Karen's block, here!
Have a super day!
Monday, July 13, 2020
https://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2019/12/vintage-block-along-checkers-block.html If you scroll down to the bottom of the post, you can find links to all the blocks. Lori has many quilt alongs, and writes great patterns!!
Stay tuned for a post about Caps for Caregivers!
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
In the days when I am off, I run around and clean house and intermittently make nursing caps. I am getting faster at that!
Dotti was kind enough to share this pattern too. I have some cut out with this pattern as well. Big thanks for the Bolt Quilt Shop, and to Dotti, too!
Today, I am mowing the lawn and baking a little after that. Seven layer bars! I have been making my own bread, but I cannot find yeast locally...I will look on Amazon.
Have a great day, all!!!
Monday, July 6, 2020
I am sewing caps. Caps, caps! They are fun and easy to make. I know my nurses will love them! Also masks.
There are now nine positive cases among the nurses and staff of my floor, of covid virus. One girl is gravely ill, only in her 30's. Quite, quite sick. The others are in various stages of sickness. The last shift I worked, we learned that a patient who had heart bypass, emergently, was positive for the virus. We have all been running around in the room without protection, no M-95, because we did not know. So we wait and see which of us will get it next. The reason we re-tested him is that the ER called and said his wife was in the ER being emergently intubated and did we have any more contact numbers for family. They are each other's contact people! She was up here earlier in the day. I was in charge that day, and had to make decisions of where to put the patients, who to assign them to, etc. STRESSFUL.
Also, we got an emergent heart attack in...a hospice worker. She had an acute heart attack, so it was all hands on deck to speed her quickly to the cath lab and save her life. She also turned out to have the virus, which probably caused her heart attack (from inflammation). Again, all of us exposed, because we did not know. We all had our little masks on, but not shields and m-95's.
I feel fine. I feel scared, though. It is horrible to be frightened to go to work. Many of us pray in our cars before going in, including docs. One doc that I know has it, quite ill. I am resolute to continue to work, but many nurses are quitting abruptly or retiring and suddenly just not coming in. It is just awful...I think the charge nurses and the managers will soon be taking patients. We cannot get help. All of us are working overtime each week. We are down about 40% on our staff.
Thanks for letting me tell you the straight skinny!
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Liking to Kathy, here: https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2020/07/slow-sunday-stitching.html
Hope everyone is doing great!
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Another view of the finished cap.
I am trying to make caps for all of the nurses I work with. It takes very little fabric, really.
I am using my scarves, made by my friend Annie, to cover my hair. But...there is a real need for these caps for those who have nothing to cover their heads. Some ladies are using bandanas, some have purchased hair covers, (by the way? Some of these are 30 dollars!) and some just don't have anything.
Would you be willing to help make some scrub caps? A fat quarter and a scrap of fabric is all it takes to make one, and about 30 minutes of time. And a wee bit of interfacing, for the brim.
I would very much appreciate it if you possibly could donate this...it would make a HUGE difference to our nurses, and be very much appreciated!!!!
If you can make one, or some, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! Quilters are the most giving people around, and always seem to want to help, and here is a much needed way to help!!!