Thursday, December 31, 2020

Goodbye 2020

2020 was not the best year for us, but I think we did fairly well adapting to the hermit life. We both continued to work on our health. Jeff maintained his 60-pound weight loss and got in much better physical shape with strength training. I lost another 55 pounds and am only about 30 pounds from my weight goal. I also do a lot more exercise than I have done for many years, though probably not as much as I should. It turns out quilting is more fun than exercise. Well, really, just about anything is more fun than exercise.

Jeff spent this year working for Oregon Indivisible by hosting regular zoom meetings organizing campaign volunteers. He spent so many hours on the election.

I, on the other hand, turned to my hobby to amuse myself during the pandemic. I cleaned and organized my sewing room, made a list of unfinished sewing projects then I started taking part in a number of virtual sew-ins: WOOFA, FNWF and FNSI. I actually made good progress on my To-Do list; the big house-related accomplishment was I finally recovered the living room furniture.

I finished the Queen's Jewel quilt flimsy,

the Harvest Gathering flimsy,
the holiday quilt flimsy,

quite a few rag quilts, and a number of other minor quilts, placemats and mug rugs that were in my UFO list. And while I did all this sewing, I listened to over 100 audiobooks. I love our library system.

I hope to continue my sewing binge for as long as it takes to survive the pandemic. Here's to hoping that 2021 brings better things.

6 comments:

  1. All that lovely work, I've admired it this year! Plus I know you've done many home projects so you have kept busy. Wishing you a terrific 2021 full of stitching!

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    1. Thank you Gail. I hope you have a happy and productive 2021.

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  2. Recovering the furniture was no small task. I used to do that and wouldn't tackle it now. Sewing is such therapy for all times and should be a lifetime resource of joy. Congrats on the weight loss and sewing is definitely more fun than exercising!

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  3. Happy 2021! Your quilt tops are gorgeous. xx

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    1. Thank you Lin. I'm really looking forward to adding them into the quilt rotation on our beds.

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