I have always had more of the "glass is half full" type of approach to life so even though I'm not enjoying all the restrictions, I have found many reasons to appreciate the time we've been forced to shelter in place. You'll not find me complaining about any of this, honestly.
One such part of my enjoying this period has been my walking. What a friend and I devised was a walk and talk time every day at 2:00 where we talk on the phone (she's in California) and I'm still in Oregon. We've been doing this since we first left California on March 16th, so two months. That's about 25 miles/week. Our cabin is situated in a resort area surrounded by woods so my 5 mile walk every day is around the perimeter of the property. It's literally a walk through the woods. I do the same walk every day, although I vary which direction I walk and where I enter the woods! Never feel tired of it.
Last week I felt like my feet were feeling super flat before I set out. Finally, I realized, AH HA, I may need new shoes. So, now that Bend has opened up a bit, I went into town on Sunday (actually went into a store) and bought myself a new pair of shoes. WOW! What a difference!
And I won't likely lose them any time soon! BRIGHT!!
A girl's socks should match her shoes, right? So fortunately I have orange socks to match the shoes! Aren't they great? They are the Hoka brand and I've really enjoyed them. HUGE difference.
Not only me but my friend, who I've been "walking" with these past 2 months, also realized her back and leg aches might be due to needing new shoes and she, of course, got the SAME ones. If only we were walking together in real life, right?? VBG
On the sewing front, I've worked on my next mini. I am not sure if the one I just finished was the April or May mini, actually. This one just needs to be sewn together and quilted.
As part of my effort to use up leftover pieces, the center 4-patches were from that same quilt project with the teeny-tiny 4-patches I just posted.
There is another pile of 4-patches left over from the same project so I'm also making log cabin blocks out of them. Unfortunately the centers don't pop out, but I'm trying to use up some ufo/orphan materials so I'll live with it.
Did I show you the cute little house I made? I printed out the free pattern but only made one. Of course I kind of screwed it up and put the door upside down. Oh well.
And my trip around the world is done for now. I'm making this for the small quilt group I belong to as a donation for a child. It'll have to wait until we can meet again but I'm going to put it together and set it aside until we head back to California in June.
You will remember that I've been working on a Primitive Gatherings wool applique giant quilt, mostly sewing in the car. I had a brilliant idea (actually I heard it from someone else) to hand sew, even just 15 minutes a day. So I pulled my car project out and set it on a chair by the window and have been working just a few minutes each day on a little hand sewing. We just put up a bird feeder outside on a tree and I'm enjoying watching the little chickadees (they are the only takers so far!) fly up to the seed, nibble, and fly away.
The project is sitting on a wool throw quilt that I knitted some years ago. I lay under it in case I need a little nap in the afternoon! ;-) And the weather here in Central Oregon is still pretty chilly so I had the fireplace going this morning!
Hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and feeling good! I wish you all good things, feelings and health!