What a Difference a Day Makes

April 01, 2020

What a Difference a Day Makes

With only four of us home,our house has been relatively quiet, the dishwasher runs once a day, there is air space in the fridge, the sewing studio is relatively tidy and cooking is minimal.  Shelter in Place has changed all of that and although these times are uncertain, I am certain I will treasure this time long beyond the all clear.

A week ago we brought my daughter, her boyfriend, their cat and my son home from college. We went from 4 to 7 and a cat overnight.

The same evening my daughter moved home she was busy laying out her quilt on the design wall. Whatever ideas I had on the wall were shifted over to the right and eventually just taken down altogether. We may have to put up that second design wall. There is plenty of space to the left for another one.

Since my daughter is studying horn performance at the University of Minnesota, my sewing studio has also become a rehearsal room and classroom too.Three or four hours a day I am serenaded by music and it is a privilege to be a part of this musical journey. It is fascinating that musicians can record in separate locations and then the sounds can be blended all together into one amazing performance.  In the other room, her boyfriend is practicing and teaching piano lessons online. With 6 of the 7 in the house working or studying online, we have joked that we need an "ON AIR" sign to warn the others.In addition, this sweet little kitty named Jazzy moved in as well. Jazzy has found the perfect place to view the backyard birds and has fallen in love with my wool pressing mat. She makes her rounds throughout the day making sure the room is secure. She jumps up on each window ledge to be sure no unauthorized critters enter her domain.A week later, the quilt that was up on the design wall is quilted and ready to be bound. Three more quilts are in progress and two others were finished. The cutting space is a little more limited but we will manage and I would not change a thing.

Meanwhile, the dishwasher runs 3 or 4 times a day, the coffee machine is always brewing another pot, the kitchen table is a hot spot, the washing machine is busy, there is music, laughter, family and love all around.  I am Blessed and thankful to have a full house. 

Happy Sewing, Joy



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