July 22, 2022: “Inevitable”; More baskets and cabins; Books

Greetings dear readers! It’s been a crazy week. Shortly after returning from our little trip to Maine, Al and I both tested positive for Covid. We both, luckily, had mild cases and are both feeling pretty good as we come out of isolation, just in time to leave for our week on Cape Cod. Within the past 2-3 months, so many of our friends and acquaintences have had Covid, that it seemed inevitable that we’d get it. I’m so thankful for the vaccines which I’m sure helped keep us from more serious illness.

As I isolated at home, dealing with some congestion, coughing, and fatigue, as well as a brutal heat wave (!), the only sewing I had the energy for was making more blocks for the basket quilt and the quarter log cabin – easy, straight forward sewing requiring little thinking!🙂 I added 8 log cabin blocks to the mix and returned to the original ”chevron” setting which I’m pretty sure I’ll stay with:

The newest ones:

I made 9 more baskets (not yet from the newest fabric I showed last post):

I now have 60 baskets, each one different, though I am repeating backgrounds. After returning from Cape Cod, I’ll put them all up on the design wall and assess whether my mix of colors is OK and also reconsider setting and whether It needs sashing.

Just before I had to start isolating, I took these photos on an early morning walk:

I love how the early morning light highlighted the rich gold and green. In the next one, I like the spot of color amidst all the pond greens:

And the blue hydrangia is a harbinger of scenes to come on the Cape:

I recently read 2 novels in one week by Jennifer Haigh – “Mercy Street” and ”Heat and Light.” Both were wonderfully written and compelling stories about people dealing with controversial issues like abortion and fracking. They are not uplifting, but thought provoking, and I highly recommend them. Then, just before I came down with Covid, I picked up the perfect escapist novel to curl up with while I recover – “World Without End”, the second book in Ken Follott’s trilogy about a town in England during the middle ages. “Pillars of the Earth” was the first book and took place in the 1100’s and this one takes place in the 1300’s. It’s also 1000 pages long so it will entertain me for a while🙂.

Hoping all of you are staying healthy and finding ways to enjoy the summer.

Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi

3 thoughts on “July 22, 2022: “Inevitable”; More baskets and cabins; Books

  1. Kelley Secrest July 22, 2022 / 9:05 pm

    Dear Gladi, I am so sorry to hear that you and Al had COVID but happy to hear your symptoms were mild. Your new basket and quarter log cabin blocks are beautiful! Wishing you a lovely, safe and restful vacation week. Looking forward to your next post.

  2. Rebecca Schnekenburger July 23, 2022 / 3:04 am

    I am glad you are both feeling better. Your basket blocks are delightful!

  3. marissthequilter July 27, 2022 / 10:04 am

    It seems that not even a bout of COVID can keep you from your sewing machine! Glad to read that you are well again.

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