Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sometimes you just have to have a finish!

I just wanted to start and finish something, all in one sitting...so I did!  This is a zipper pouch, and the pattern is free, and found here:


https://agilejack1.com/2018/10/21/annes-zipper-pouch-tutorial/amp/


It makes a well finished pouch, and takes a bit more time to create, but I think it is worth it.  I will give it to one of the nurses at work...in fact, the first one who says she likes it, shall have it!




I also made a few of these zipper key ring pouches, just right for a few coins or a credit card, to run to the grocery.  If you would like one, please comment below, and I will have a drawing.  If there are more than two...the others are already given away.  So leave your comment!




I made some patient pillows today.  These are 13 inches x 16 inches, and do very well to support a head, nodding to sleep in a chair, or sometimes a surgery wound brace.  Our volunteers used to make them, but the lady who did most of the sewing is 95 years old, and since covid came along, she decided she was finished with that, and did not want to sew for the second half of her life.  (Her words!)  




I made a hat for a lady at work who wanted a blue one.  Covid has us in the worst way at work...people text me all the time with the latest that is going on.  And guess what?  They are letting covid positive nurses take care of patients.  I am livid about it...and will wear all the protection I can...stay out of the break room and take every precaution not to get sick or take it to my hubby.  Not just our hospital, this is happening all over the country.  We just do not have any nurses, so they are letting everyone just work...craziness!  Time for the managers and educators and directors to come out of their safe offices and take care of covid patients!




 AND THE MOST FUN THING OF ALL IS HAPPENING!  I AM GETTING TO LEARN TO KNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Annie sent me these!!  And more yarn, and needles.  I am doing it!  I know you all have heard me prattle on for years about learning to knit...well, here I go!!!!!!  

YAHOO!!!


Julie

15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Covid taken off since we talked online... Please stay safe...... They are making some serious charges to rules here also as desperate for staff......
Lol to funny with your lady sure hope she lives another 95 years.....

Chookyblue...... said...

Oooh and with all that I forgot about the pouch.. It's cute

Elaine Adair said...

Great timing - my mind is starting to think about another crash session on more pouches! Last time I made about 20, then took a break. 8-))) They are so much fun. I'll take a peek at the link. thanks for a pleasant reminder.

Libby in TN said...

Look at you go! So sad about the nurse situation. Please take care of yourself!

Joyce Carter said...

Your pouch is really cute Julie. Thank you for the info on where to find the free pattern. Everything is just crazy now. There doesn't seem to be anyone with any common sense running anything now.
Be careful and take care of yourself.

Loris said...

Your finishes are lovely and sure to cheer many!
I'm not sure I even have words for your challenge at work. It's frightening and disillusioning. I will just keep praying for your safety. Hugs to you. God hold you close!

Robin said...

Next they'll insist that asymptomatic Covid positive servers at restaurants be allowed to work so the restaurants don't close. I'm so sorry you have to expose yourself to this every time you work. You are a light in the darkness of the frenzy that is going on. The new pouch is really cute. I know what you mean about making something that you can complete quickly. I am rather tired of the quilt I'm quilting right now. But, there's only one way to finish it and that's to work on it every day. Enjoy your day.

sue s said...

I understand completely when you gotta just eew. And your pretty bag was a great project! I enjoy agilejack's work and so downloaded her pattern too. I think Dr. Fauci said we are all just going to get this, and I think he's right. Let us hope it really is minimal for us vaccinated/boosted folks.

Dotti in CT said...

It is understandable that you are a nurse! You have such a giving heart and spirit. Your generosity to your fellow nurses and patients is extraordinary? And besides that you are so creative. Thank you for being so gracious and kind. May the angels keep watch over you. Dotti in CT

GO STARS! said...

I’ve been making zipper pouches myself. It has been an easy and almost mindless project that I’ve enjoyed.
My sister said at work that the call center employees were told to come on in to work even if they tested positive for covid. People are starting to downplay it. I would be so upset if I were a patient for something else and caught covid from a nurse. And for you to have to worry about coworkers sharing it - oh my!!

swooze said...

Love your little pouches. Did you mention the pattern for the key chain pouch? That’s howiroll….no purse!

Cathy44647 said...

Well don’t those itty bitties look adorbs! Put my name in the pile! Lol! Thanks for the op! Keep yourself safe! Prayers for your protection and great health!

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Terry said...

That pouch is beautiful and will certainly be loved by whoever gets it! Have fun with the knitting! :0)