Quiet Day Here

Day 131 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics for COVID-19 from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 2,499 cases and 17 deaths, and for Florida are 419,022 cases and 5,768 deaths. I am thankful the local school board has pushed back opening schools a couple of weeks, but not sure if that is enough. I went back to my June 24 post to check to see how many cases locally there were then, and it was 241. The spike in cases here in the last month is scary. And I am sure that the reported number is just the tip of the iceberg.

Photo by Nathan Fertig on Unsplash

It was quiet at my house because the workmen were not here. There is still much to do but some of it will have to wait until after the windows are installed. Chico did drop by with my two new ceiling fans.

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I did put some time in the workshop today. First I organized my tools for Monday’s class. I don’t have much prep work to do as I have already done it. I had started a copper, enamel spirit doll a few months ago. It took me a while to find where I had put it so it was safe. I had never soldered an enamel piece before so this is my first attempt. It will probably will not be a piece of jewelry but either a metal sculpture or a three-D object in a shadow box. Today I sawed out the hair around the soldered bezel the enameled “face” will sit in. Next I will design the body.

Mending by MK

While watching the news this afternoon, I worked on a mending project. I have a empire waist shift that I got at a thrift store years ago, and I usually wear it around the house in the morning until I get dressed during the warmer months. It is one of my favorites and unfortunately it developed a hole in the bodice that then grew to two holes. So I am using the Japanese method of visible mending called sashiko to repair it and get a little more life out of the garment.

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The major excitement of the day was the arrival of my Misfit Market box of organic vegetables. Opening the box is always so much fun as sometimes there are substitutions so I am never 100% sure of what will be in the box.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask.

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