I do actually get some sewing done. I have made a few pillowcases for my guild. These 9 bring my total up to 23 pillowcases. The pillowcases go to a shelter for abused women. They get to select a pillowcase and they put some personal care items in them. Some come with nothing, so the pillowcase becomes the first item that belongs to them after their escape.
There was a time in my life when I needed to escape. I began squirreling money away, a little at a time so it would not be noticed. Things turned out differently for me and it turned out that I did not need the money. I still have the account though as a reminder. Today I save money in that account so Haley and I can go to Europe when she graduates. Now it has a happy intent.
I am still struggling a bit with my sewing. I just can’t seem to get much done. I find myself going from one thing to the next a lot. I think that is why I made the pillowcases, so I could see something finished. I do have a baby quilt on the long arm. I picked up a UFO to work on and I have another one in the works. I think I need to get back to the “One Monthly Goal” that might help me get in the swing of things. I will put a reminder on my calendar.
A big thank you to Susan at DesertSky Quilting for mentioning her Uncle Donald Quilt. It brought such a smile to my face.
Because I am a crazy dog lady, I found the below picture hysterical. Happy Sewing, Happy Quilting
So, last week at my monthly guild meeting, there was Quilt ship visiting. Of course, they brought stuff to sell. I thought this was such a cute pattern and I needed to make it for my door for Christmas. I will jungle so nicely every time the door is opened. I liked the fabric they used and just bought the “kit”.m that way I did not have to go out and look for bells I could sew on. I imagine that I could find them, but this way, I did not have to risk it.
It turned out, that there is quite a lot of fabric left over, so I may make a holiday table topper with it. I do like the fabric.
At the beginning of the month, I participated in the guilds “Quilt Wars” However, because we all finished at different times, I did not get any pictures. So at the last meeting they brought all the quilts that were made. The quilt my group worked is the second from the right. All these quilted were made with “Miss Rosie’s Quilt Cp.Cake Mix Recipe #4. If you have never used them, it made creating these quilts super simple. It calls for layer cakes, but any 10 ” squares will do. From each recipe you can create multiple designs. All of these quilts were created from the same cake mix. Oddly most of came up with the same design. They are available all over the internet and at my local quilt shop. All of the quilts from Quilt Wars are finished and donated to Charity. It was a fun time.
I almost forgot my Hand Quilt Along. Kathy from Sewing Etc, a=has stqrted this. I currnelty have 2 hand sewing projects. I will have to post a photo of the other one later. I am currently trying to finish my last and final dog bone dresser scarf. I refer to them as “Sit on the Couch Projecrs”. Take a look and Join us.
Besides being with like minded people, there are awesome opportunities to strike up friendships with some of the most wonderful people. I recently had the opportunity to email back and forth with Nanette Chopin Cook from Chopin-A Passionate Quilter. She is so kind and wonderful. Sometimes in life you can feel all alone and then someone like Nanette pops in and renews your Faith in People. Nanette sent me the 2 beautiful books by Edyta Sitar. They are gorgeous and have some awesome quilts. I love scrap quilts and these 2 books are packed with them. Such a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do. Thank You Nanette.
So, I did get some sewing done this weekend. Made some pillow cases for the quilt guild. Haley helped me with picking out the fabrics and ironing.
Mothers Day was wonderful. I hope you all had a wonderful mother day too!
Treasure your Family
So, since joining a Quilting guild, that does lots of charity work, On Friday night, I decided to work on a few of those items.
Since my 13 year old was in trouble, I decided that she was going to be my assistant. At first she made a face at me and then I told her potentially wat the alternative could be (something crappy), so she quickly changed her mind.
I explained to her that we would be making these hearts for the local Hospice. Once someone is hospice passes, they write a message on one side of the heart and then all the nurses that cared for that person sign the back. A very sweet gesture at a difficult time.
So, I let Haley pick fabric out of the scrap basket. Then I gave her a pattern and had her cut out the batting for the hearts. Of course she informed me that she was not good at that and I told her that she would have to practice until she got it right. Then, Miranda felt left out and joined the party. She became the chief ironer.
They did not do too badly, there were a few rejects, but overall a success.
Since I am finally feeling a bit better, I also go to work on my one monthly goal project. I totally need to get it off my design board so I can put something else up there.
My projects have expanded out of my sewing room and are not taking over other parts of the family room. I have stolen the pool table and placed a board on top of it so I could use it as a work area. I also put my design board in the pool room. My shape cutter is sitting next to the bar with several plastic tubs of important stuff and then of course I store a couple of things in the corner of the kid’s family room. Then there is the long table on the other side of the bar where I usually do my quilting.
I should probably real it in a bit before I have a full scale family revolt on my hands.
Treasure your Family