Well, it's the last Sunday of the month again - and that means it's time for another Hands2Help update/check-in!
This is just a time to pop in, say hello, tell how things are going with your H2H project - nothing heavy duty, although you can link up to a blogpost at the linky party at the bottom if you want to! This month, tell us where you'd absolutely love to live - and why!
Last month, I had mailed off my fabrics and cut out one quilt with fabrics received from Cindy. That quilt was on the quilting frame this week, and I had every intention of quilting it on Friday. I got about 4/5 of the way through the quilting, when my Juki decided to start skipping stitches! Nothing I could do fixed it, so I called the "come to your house" sewing machine repair guy. He'll be out on Tuesday, so hopefully I'll get this one finished by Tuesday night.
It really is coming along nicely - I'll be excited to get this one done!
Since last month, I also received some beautiful fabrics from my other partner, Robyn...
And those have been sewn together into this top...
This is only showing a quarter of the top, but the light was going and that was all I could fit in the spot where I took my picture! It still needs a border, then the back pieced - but maybe I can get both of those done by Tuesday and quilt this one right after I finish the other!
And see all those pretty ladies? Well, that's my bunco group. We play once each month, but we don't play for money or prizes - we take the money we would use for that and donate it to a worthy cause chosen by the hostess - and last month I was the hostess! So we raised about $100 that will be going to Judi to use for her mission work in Romania. Last year they bought food and school supplies to distribute along with the quilts.
So that's my update for the month - and if I could live anywhere I wanted, I would probably live in either Ireland or Seattle - two of my favorite places in the world! Seattle because of the Farmers' Market, all the flowers, and all the great quilting and fabric stores there; Ireland because after we spent ten days there, I fell in love with the place - even though we had to drive on the wrong side of the road! But I'd have to take my DH with me, or neither place would be any fun at all....
And now, something much more interesting
to each of you, I'm sure.....
We've got some new prize sponsors
for the end of the giveaway!
In addition to the prizes listed last month,
here are some new sponsors and prizes...
Anna Luna at Crafty Girls Workshop is donating
a $25 gift certificate to her shop...
Kate Conklin of Kate Conklin Designs is donating
some of her great quilt patterns...
and Julie at The Intrepid Thread is donating a
fat quarter bundle of Kumari Garden Holiday!
All prizes will be given away at the end of the challenge - and with this many prizes,
you've got a good chance of winning something!
So get those quilts done and sent to Judi!!
So now it's your turn. Tell us how things are going, link up to a blogpost if you want to, and be sure to tell us your dream place to live!!
PS - the linky party will stay open until midnight, May 31st, so you've got plenty of time to join in!