As it turned out, August was a fairly productive month. I needed some instant gratification and turned my attention to two small projects in my UFO stash.
The first was this patriotic wall quilt. This kit was given to me by a neighbor who was reducing the size of her stash.
The second was a color wheel kit I had been wanting to make for more than a year.
As you can tell from the second picture, I was really tickled when it was taken. Both these projects were done at a Guild retreat late in August. I am relieved to report that 10 days after my return, neither my husband nor I show any signs of Covid. We had been urged to isolate as much as possible the days leading up to the trip and to avoid any unnecessary side trips during the three-hour drive to get there. All went well, and it was a wonderful time of working on projects, silliness, eating someone else’s cooking and generally enjoying good company with friends.
I knew this was risky behavior and was extremely fortunate. When I returned, I learned that a friend who attended a different retreat a few days before mine developed a breakthrough Covid infection. She is recovering, but said there were several days where she felt absolutely miserable. Five of the nine participants at that retreat were infected. Apparently, one of the attendees had been exposed prior to the retreat, but thought she was okay since she didn’t feel sick.
Live -- My 2021 Word
Enjoy every moment of your life...
Life is too short to waste on grudges..
Laugh when you can,
Apologize when you should...
and let go of what you can't change..