Happy Scrappy Weekend, quilters! These 3 quilt tops were sent in by Erin and quilted by me this week.
They are all ready to be taken up to the hospital with the next delivery for Covered in Love, which will be a big one!
|apologies for the incredibly blurry photo!|
Erin has sent in some beautiful tops to CiL before and I especially love her scrappy ones.
Covid is still raging here and our chaplains are providing quilts to as many of the families as we can. Infection precautions and the sheer number of deaths unfortunately makes it difficult.
In my nursing career, I can say without a doubt that Covid nursing is the hardest thing I have ever done. My previous nursing experience was largely with cardiac patients; if they were going to destabilize and become dangerously ill it often happened very quickly, within minutes to hours. With the Covid patients we can often, with great accuracy, predict which ones are going to end up intubated in the ICU and dying days before it happens. We watch them get inexorably worse, requiring more and more oxygen, kidneys failing slowly, day by day despite all interventions, until inevitably off they go. With other diseases when you see a patient declining you can usually stop it, but not with this.
I'm used to patients declining and dying; but after a long disease course not after a brief respiratory illness. Please continue to wear you masks, avoid indoor spaces with crowds, and get vaccinated as soon as you can. This is a terrible disease that kills many and causes lifelong organ damage to many more who will continue to die in the coming years.
|Handsome Fudge says, "Wear your @!#$ mask!"|
Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 700 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now. Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.
Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday