Saturday, April 4, 2020


There really hasn't been too much of anything going on here lately.

I did finish this quilt today.

I wish the picture was better for you but I already gave it away, so I can't take another.  You can't even see the cute frogs....yes that is a whine!!


My cousin who owns the funeral home here in town called and asked me to make her some masks.

Then others wanted masks.

Who can say no????

With everything going on in my life at the time, I just didn't think I would have time to make mask or really feel like dealing with it, so I gave all my elastic away to a sweet gal who was sewing mask up a storm.  If I couldn't sew, I could donate, right!!

So I just used small hair elastic.  I also added an inch to the side to allow for the shortness of the elastic.

Didn't take picture.  

I wanted to show you the quilt I draped over my mother's coffin.  This quilt was made for my mother several years ago.  My sisters, and several nieces made this quilt.  We put all the kids, spouses, and grandkids on this quilt.  Several of my nieces were, I can't say happy, but it gave them peace to know that this quilt was draped over their Granny.

I have to say that only a hand full of people came and we all had to stand 6 ft. apart.    It sure is a sad crazy world out there.

Won't you all join with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in a worldwide fast April 10th, Good Friday?  A day of fasting and prayer, asking our Father in Heaven to heal this country of the virus, to bless the United States, our leaders, and our economy.  

A fast consist of missing 2 meals or 24 hours (as your health permits)


Annie said...

Barb, I have a pretty good imagination and I know I can see the cute frogs hopping all over the quilt. The pink and green together is always a favorite of mine and I love seeing it here. I love seeing the quilt made for your Mom draped over her casket! I’m going to remember this idea for when my own mother passes. Except that her’s will be a quilt she made herself. This is such a sad state of affairs. At least you were able to get your Mom buried. The poor souls today are being stored in refrigerator trucks. That is the saddest thing, other than the many tragic deaths due to the virus in the first place. I’m sorry for your loss. Take care and stay safe.

Gene Black said...

The drunkard's path quilt is sweet. I love knowing that those are frogs on the pink fabrics.
I had not considered that a funeral home might need masks also. I have to say that I have seen some creative ways of adapting to the lack of elastic in the past few days. I suspect there will be a shortage of hair elastics soon.

The quilt over your mother's coffin is such a sweet tribute. I sure that it was comforting for those who couldn't come to see that they were a part of the service in this way.
It has been so difficult for everyone learning to deal with the changes that are necessary to cope with this horrible virus.
Peace and love to you.

duClay Chapter of EGA said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. The quilt over her casket is such a sweet and loving thing to do. xoxo

QuiltShopGal said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your extended family.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

On Barb, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. The photo with the quilt is very touching.

This is a crazy world. My brother passed on Friday in recovery after a successful surgery.

Gentle hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Vicki in MN said...

So sorry for the loss of your mother. Indeed sad times when you can't even hug anyone or stand by them when you most need it. Sending virtual hugs my friend. I can imagine the frogs because I had similar fabric at one time. Do you like the results of the drunkard path better using the die than say a template?

Kathleen said...

The frog quilt is adorable. How good of you to take up the mask brigade too. All of us are doing our bits. That quilt on your mothers coffin is so precious. God speed to her and blessings on you tough to go through this at this restricted time for visits/friends and families. Sending you virtual hugs and actual prayers!

Marie said...

Dear Barb and family,
I send my love and prayers to you and your family. We can not understand grief unless we go through it and especially during there times. I am thankful you were able to have a service as so many are not. Your frog quilt is cute. Please know we are with you and yours. Stay safe. Love and hugs,Marie

Snoodles said...

Praying for you and your family, Barb. How lovely to use that quilt ...Hope you are safe and healthy.