Monday, April 27, 2020

April mini

Well... April.... masks... heart pounding worry.... walks.... Netflix.... news.... geneology.... Facetiming.... baking, eating, baking, eating.... insomnia... more masks.... that about sums up the month...

My mini for the month is something from my "bucket list" - a folky flag to hang during Memorial Day, July 4th, etc.  Wendy challenges us each month to make a mini.  I will link here when she posts them!  Thank you Wendy!





I actually made it back in January or February in a fit of "getting my act together" thinking I could post it at the end of June, beginning of July, since my plan is to be in Texas visiting brand new grand baby then.  Will my visit even happen as scheduled?

This month was masks and more masks by request.


In other mini news, I participated in Lori's Humble Quilts doll quilt swap, and was incredibly lucky to receive a doll quilt from Lori herself!  It is absolutely fabulous and I love it!

My doll quilt is on its way to the U.S. I sent it two weeks before the mailing deadline but I still fear it will be late.  The post office wouldn't send it "express" like I'm used to doing, and a few days later, sure enough, the Japanese government announced a stop to mail service to the U.S.  Blast.

Anyway, I will share both minis next month when Lori does a link up!

I noticed today on my walk that our local park is finally on board with physical distancing:


I feel bad for the city kids (and their mamas!) who really need this park!






With Google Translate on my phone:


KEY PHRASE - Protect the health and life of your precious family and friends.  YES.

xo
Cynthia


14 comments:

  1. I really like your mini flag quilt. Good idea!

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  2. What a world. Our lives sound all the same, which gives me a little comfort.
    Your folk art flag quilt is so cute! Great job getting ahead of things. Looking forward to seeing your doll swap.
    take care friend.
    xo

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  3. I love your monthly mini. I still have to quilt mine. You don't realize that playground equipment could spread the virus. Hugs

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  4. I love your flag quilt! And i do hope you get to see your new grandbaby this summer. I was happy to see this update as it seemed awhile since you'd checked in.

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  5. How weird to think that every one of us, around the world, are connected by this thing that is changing our lives. I spent the last three days making isolation gowns. I'm embarrassed to say how many that was. Three. We're in a hot spot here in the bay area of Ca, but still there are folks don't want to abide by the protocol. I do hope you make it back to see your new grandbaby. I love your flag mini! There's no place like home (click click)

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  6. I so hope that it will be safe for you to fly back to Texas to visit your precious new grandbaby. Love the mini and all the different fabrics you incorporated.

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  7. Your mini is absolutely fantastic no matter what month it is! I can't imagine being so far from home during these trying times. I sincerely hope you do get to visit that new baby in June! I will link this in tomorrow's post. Stay safe and healthy!

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  8. Love your patriotic mini! It's a wonderful reminder of what's important to us all. I sure hope you get to visit your new grandbaby this summer. It's definitely something to look forward to! Stay safe!

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  9. Your little mini is wonderful! Love it! Hope you get to travel back to the US as planned. With you on the insomnia for sure. Very tired of this ongoing uncertainty!

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  10. The flag was such a good choice eign. I am working on a patriotic piece. I have lots of fall, Christmas, and spring pieces but not a great many for summer.

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  11. Your April sounds quite like mine - nice to know we're all in this together! Your flag mini is perfect!

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  13. That is a lovely flag quilt... it's so fun to have minis to celebrate all special occasions.

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  14. I never got that message that the postal service was defunct between Japan and the States, but I sort of figured it out because the two small packets I sent my kids over a month ago still haven't arrived in California nor Detroit. I wonder where undelivered mail resides during the pandemic?

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