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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 606950 views.
bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

4/15/20

Well, today’s project is an interesting one.  At least not a normal run of the mill job.

My friend with an autistic adult child needed her weighted blanket washed and repaired.  I bought this (along with mutual friends) many years ago because I did NOT want to make one even though she requested it often.  Anyway, it is a day long project opening it up, removing the insides and washing.  The covering Will need to be replaced but I don’t have the fleece needed to do that.  So next time!

i have the repairs made and now need to sew the weighted insides back onto the sides and turn it RS out.  The killer here is that the weighted inside weighs something like 30 or so pounds.  It’s a pain to work on.

Mishii

From: Mishii

4/15/20

bornblesse2 said:

She figures stocking and other miscellaneous jobs that need doing to lighten the loads in other areas.    she is ok with that, but not looking forward to it.

I just pulled my PTAs and COTA into the office to do clerical work.  They appreciate it.  They are valuable employees and need to be looked after so we can all weather this.  Once we get through this mess, the surgeons that have been out of work for 3 months are going to lose their minds and cut on anything that stands still long enough.  We are going to need our therapists!  We are doing everything in our power to keep ours with us and happy until then.  Of course then we will be so busy they are going to be begging for help.  Feast or famine.

Our nurses are being run ragged right now, it's crazy.  In July I'm hoping we can do a bunch of therapy only admits and give the nurses a bit of time off.  That will never work, but a girl can dream!

Mishii said...

Our nurses are being run ragged right now, it's crazy.  In July I'm hoping we can do a bunch of therapy only admits and give the nurses a bit of time off.  That will never work, but a girl can dream!

Sounds good to me! I miss just therapy patients. Still a lot of work for us, but not the same as this!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/16/20

bornblesse2 said:

My friend with an autistic adult child needed her weighted blanket washed and repaired.

You are a blessing to them.  

The church asked our quilt group if we could make the staff about 30 masks.  We have shared the load so I'm making 5.  Trying a new pattern with a pocket.  They are cut out.  Will sew in the morning.  I have some shop towels from Nyla and will include a few filters with each mask.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/16/20

Mishii said:

Our nurses are being run ragged right now, it's crazy.  In July I'm hoping we can do a bunch of therapy only admits and give the nurses a bit of time off.  That will never work, but a girl can dream!

Feast or Famine!  Hard to get a nice balance to keep everyone happy.  Dream on!

latterberry

From: latterberry

4/16/20

Now, that is one big ambitious undertaking!  What do you do with them when finished?  Do you take them apart or glue them to something?  My mom and dad used to do a lot of puzzles and she would glue them to poster board or something and hung them on the wall in the workroom of their basement.  I enjoy puzzles, but do mine online--no mess to clean up or pieces to lose.

latterberry

From: latterberry

4/16/20

My DD is a PT with the hospital's outpatient clinics and they are going through major changes too.  Not enough patients so they are having to take furlough days or work at the hospital taking temps of the employees coming in to work.  She was afraid she was going to have to take a 90 day furlough, but so far so good.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/16/20

Just take them apart.  Then perhaps years later solve them again.

But not this 2000 piecer ... once will be enough for this monster.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

4/17/20

Day 571 of house arrest! I’ve made 25K HST, finished a small box stars pattern quilt top and found backing in my stash. I have also got the first border on my 2018 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. Other borders are finished, pressed and ready to be sewn on.  Now, all I need is someone to come help me spray-based. It’s so much easier with two people. But, if push comes to shove, I’ll pull up my boards, roll up the quilt and do it myself.

Mishii

From: Mishii

4/18/20

San Antonio is requiring masks for everyone when in public....and they are opening things back up next week.  ::sigh::

Anyway, there are no masks available so people have been coming to be on the sly and asking if they can buy masks from me for their families.  I've tried to explain to them that it isn't that I *mind* making masks, I just do not have the time.  14 hour days and I'm not real keen on running home and whipping out 10 masks a night, right?

So I came up with a plan.  I told them that if they were willing to come to the office today (Saturday), I would supply everything and we could do an assembly line of mask construction.  They happily agreed, so I'm headed to the office with a tub of fabric, interfacing, and stuff.  I felt like I was packing for the worst retreat ever lol

I figure with this many people we would be able to bust out a bunch a masks in a few hours.  They are bringing food as well so at least the eating will be good!

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