It has been a year today since our lives changed so severely and in some ways forever.  We have learned so much about ourselves and the world around us and have developed coping skills we never thought we would ever need.  I don’t believe I will ever again take for granted spending time with my children and grandchildren, having lunch with my friends, shopping in a store or eating in a restaurant. My world and the way I look at it has been forever changed. I hope this finds you all doing well and staying safe and healthy.  I am doing good managing to keep busy with a variety of projects around the house.   Like all of us we have been trying to find ways to get out but to do it safely.  Living in Florida we are blessed to have good weather all year round that can help us escape.  We have been venturing out to some local area gardens and zoos during the week when the numbers of people are very low.  It has helped us feel like we are experiencing something without putting our health in danger. Our family that lives in three different states have been able to get our vaccines.  Doug and I are the last, we are awaiting our last shots in early April.  We like all of the United States and the world are looking forward to getting back to “normal” whatever that ends up being.  I hope you are all finding ways to get out of the house while still maintaining your safe bubbles. 

I am continuing my retirement sale on the website, www.happymemoriesquilts.com

Some sizes of the templates are gone, these include 10 ½” & 16 ½”, but there are still other sizes of available as well as, quilt patterns, my book: Easy Memory Quilting, Ties, T-Shirts, Photos and More and a few assorted quilting/sewing notions.  If you are thinking about doing memory quilts I have lots of tools and information that will help you get started and make the experience a joy.  I will posting quilts I have done in the weeks ahead to give you some inspiration as you are thinking about  future projects.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions about your projects, I am always available for advice and suggestions.

Happy Memories