Woohoo..yet another finished (except for that one stupid little short seam that didn't get clipped!). So now it will go back in the machine for another rinse and spin and back in the dryer so that one seam can get all raveled up like the rest. For cryin' out loud! I have two more sets of squares stacked with the batting already in so I can go in and stitch a little or a lot depending on my mood and maybe crank another couple out before too long. Then I'll have to get to cutting in order to accomplish more than two. I'll get around to it eventually.
I'm really liking the Meals on Wheel deliveries, so much that I usually do a sub route in addition to my regular route. This week I'm doing three routes!! I just love doing something for our seniors. I had one little man today that was using a cane and had the other arm in a sling! Was wondering if he'd fallen or what--he asked me to check his mail which I happily did but it hadn't arrived yet. Sure hope someone else will check and bring it to him.
I bought so much flannel quite awhile back and got several of the sets cut but this one's been in an unfinished state for a LONG time! Finally got it sewn and clipped last night and into the washer it went. Now it's all fuzzy and ready for a baby somewhere. Got a couple of the rows mixed up but at least no same block is next to another (it'd hafta be really bad to unsew on a baby donation quilt!). Already have another started and sewing the rows..YAY!
Was at the antique mall today having our monthly birthday lunch in the tea room. Got there a little early, so checked out a quilt or two (there are several beauties in there). This one was so pretty and in good shape. Believe it's called a broken star and picture isn't the best but wanted to share---
Was in a hurry as I'm having bunco here this evening but MAY have to go take another look at this one! Isn't it a beauty?
WELLLLLL...I am relatively pumped that I've finally stitched something after months of nothing!!! In fact, SO pumped that I took a picture of the project in a rumpled, wrinkly state. SO pumped that I didn't even bother to iron it prior to taking said picture. Without further ado, here tis
I've seen this all over the internet forever and have always loved it and thought I'd like to make one (or two or three). I ran across it again a couple of weeks ago and wanted to do a bright table topper for summer. So the flimsy is nearly done (think it needs another little border) and we'll see if I get it to the quilter in time to use it this summer (although I doubt it). Maybe I should make a fall one and get it done..that might be a touch more likely that I'd use it this year.
to all you mothers out there. My mom's been gone for nearly 16 yrs. If you still have your mom, give her a big hug and a kiss as she'd probably like that more than anything else!! And tell her you love her!
And it's not quilty. I know I've been basically a non-blogger (as far as quilting goes anyway) for quite some time. And not sure how much longer it'll be like that though I have been having some pangs of regret for not quilting as I really need to get a bunch of stuff finished up, need to go through my stash and thin it out big time and get stuff donated!!! But that hasn't happened yet. Every time I see Diana's blog that she started as her girl scout program, it really makes me want to cut a TON of 2.5" strips. I actually love the scrappy trips block and have made a couple of those quilts. We'll see.
But I've just started a new volunteer activity that I think I'm going to really like. My friend, Joanne, has done it for years and I've considered it for quite some time but just never quite seemed to get around to it. We had two members of our Sunday School class require their services and that, I guess, was the impetus I needed. So I filled out my paperwork, did my training and have done two sub routes though I will have my very own route very soon. I know, I haven't mentioned what it is yet.
I really enjoy talking to the older folks and I know they appreciate what Meals on Wheels provides. I volunteer once a month with my church group at the Ronald McDonald house providing the families there a yummy home cooked dinner. And during this past school year, I volunteered at an elementary school our church partners with doing Kids Bible Beach Club once a week.
But I do hope to get back to quilting soon. Maybe when it gets too hot to do anything outside!