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Challenge Completed!

Happy Easter!  Lent is over!  I’m sure many of you are wondering how I did with my Lenten challenge of finishing 40 projects.  Well, due to the extended period of social distancing, I have spent a lot of time in my sewing room hiding from the outside world!  I was able to easily complete 40 projects. 

In addition to the masks I’ve made, I finished:

4 pillowcases

3 mug rugs

2 Fold It Hold It bags

7 quilts

24 table runners

I’ve also spent a lot of time organizing scraps, planning new projects, watching YouTube videos, taking virtual classes, sewing more quilt tops to be finished, cooking, and reading.  My longarm machine was running pretty steadily until I ran out of batting.  After seeing the amount of fabric that I have, I have decided not to do any online fabric shopping!  I’ll wait for my local quilt shop to resume normal operation before I go purchase backing fabric for the multiple quilts I’ve finished.

During this very stressful time, I’m very grateful for the ability to lose myself in my quilting.  I’m able to relax and let go of some of the anxiety I’m feeling.  I’ve also gone from being a fabric hoarder to being someone who is prepared! 

My hope is that everyone reading this post has something similar in their lives that will help them through this difficult time.  I’m also praying that each of you stay safe and healthy, and that we can celebrate each other’s accomplishments when this difficult time is over.