Monday, March 16, 2020


There has been much talk and excitement across the nation concerning the corona virus. Panic buying and social distancing has become the norm for today. In light of these things, we need to think of ways to rally and take back the American ingenuity that has brought our nation through many trials in the past.

 The rush for essentials has depleted many sources. But if we look we can always find an alternative. Can't say I have any solution for TP but for paper towels we can always revert to kitchen towels.

I often cut up old towels and use them to dust. Throw them in the wash with warm or hot water, soap and a cup of white vinegar for sanitizing.

You can also find cloth napkins in the thrift stores.

Water has always been one of the resources that quickly runs out. I know. We have a sniff of a hurricane and the water supplies are gone. But there is another solution.

We use a Brita water filter in our home. The filters are replaceable. I usually keep extra empty water jugs available to refill if we need a lot of water. Like when we have company or in a crisis situation like a hurricane.

As far as social distancing, there are a lot of things you can do instead of sitting in front of the TV.

Make a new recipe
Video chat
Bring out the board games
Tackle a puzzle
Get handy - fix something that has been neglected
Do the tough stuff - finish your taxes or complete that project your have been dreading'

Please do not over react or under react to the severity and contagiousness of this virus. Good smart hygienic practices will go a long way to prevent unnecessary infections and deaths. The hardest thing the next few weeks will prevail upon us as a nation will probably be mental and behavioral, not the virus itself. Stores will keep closing, curfews will be imposed, temperatures will begin to be checked for entrance into the remaining open businesses.
Be patient and let's pray rather than fear.

On Instagram Unsinkable shared this breaking news.

Getting outdoors not cancelled
Music not cancelled
Family not cancelled
Reading not cancelled
Singing not cancelled
Laughing not cancelled
Hope not cancelled

Let's embrace what we have  

Sew happy to be quilting! 


Debbie said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing.

ShirleyC said...

Great post!
I grew up poor, and believe me, there are ways to get by without bottled water and paper products!
Our town water is terrible, but if necessary, I can boil it!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, This is a great resource in the positive light in a time of testing of our faith and using common sense! It will be an interesting ride to see the strength and endurance of each of us! Great suggestions to keep us busy and enjoy this time of keeping closer to home! A time to pray...
Thanks for visiting my post!
Hugs, Roxy

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Good stuff!! We are staying calm, protecting ourselves because I need to look out for my dad, who is in his 80's. God is still on His throne!! This is not a surprise to Him! 😇

Allie said...

Great post!!!

cspoonquilt said...

All really good idea! I have a puzzle all set to go! cheers!

Marie said...

Well said. Be well.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

People need to be more careful. I have to be more careful, since I am caregiver for an elderly blind man with health issues. As we empty out milk containers, we're filling them up with tap water (tap water here is some of the best in the state). I have more sewing projects than I'll ever be able to finish, and more movies than most people (over 2000 titles). Stay safe, and send those spring break kids home.