(Please be sure to read all the way through to the end of this post to learn about a wonderful opportunity to do some good and have a chance at winning a great quilt!)Hi, all!
Wow, Monday again - where did my week go????? I have pitifully little to show for last week, but I did get to spend some quality time with hubby, the granddaughters, and my sister and nieces - so I guess it was a fair trade! Let's take a look at how last week's list went...
1. Cover the cushions for my friend's chair.
I actually finished sewing the last of these cushion covers just before dinner tonight - still have to cover the foam in batting and stuff it into the cover, but I'm counting this as DONE!
2. Upholster a stool cushion.
Done! This is so easy - I love this kind of upholstery!
3. Make a messenger bag.
Totally neglected this one....
4. Finish the wall hanging from last week.
I didn't get it finished, but I did do a bit more of the quilting. Lots and lots and lots of straight line quilting... But I hope to finish it this week!
5. Quilt my "Orange You Glad" quilt.
Not even close....
6. And as if I needed another hobby, I'm starting to knit a "Honey Cowl" - it will be interesting to see how this goes!
And I'm about halfway done with this...
Isn't that pretty? My daughter has already asked for one when I'm done with this one, and now Lilli wants one too!
Now, in my defense, I did help my niece finish two of the quilt tops she brought with her this weekend. She finished this one for her mom...
..... and this quilt for herself!
|She's just a little bit happy about it!|
I wish you could have seen her walking around the house with it draped around her shoulders like a superhero cape. She says she's going to wear it like that around campus when she returns to college, too - and I wouldn't put it past her! Just wish I had thought to take a picture of her wearing it.....
And here's my list for this week...
1. Finish that wall hanging!
2. Make at least four blocks for a Scrappy Trips
3. Make the messenger bag.
4. Work on the knitting project.
5. Work on any ministry needs that come up.
It's been quiet on the quilt ministry front, but that's not unusual for a couple of weeks around the holidays. However, I expect it will get very busy, if history is any indication - we usually start getting a lot of donations just before we have a lot of requests come in, and this has been a big week for emails from people who want to make donations. More about that on Wednesday!
And now I want to invite you to participate in something very special. My friend Pam started a quilt for her father long ago - a beautiful king size quilt that she chose to hand-quilt in a Baptist Fan pattern. Well, by the time she got close to finishing it, her father had suffered some health setbacks and is now living in a nursing home, where a king-size quilt is just too much for his needs. Not wanting to let her work of art go to waste, she decided to use it as a fundraiser for Blood:Water Mission. She hopes to raise enough money to allow a well to be dug in an African village!
Pam blogs over at Learning To Be Me, and you can read more about her raffle and the quilt there. She's offering one entry to win the quilt for every $10 donated, and I know I'm going to be entering - I've seen this quilt personally, and it's a gorgeous thing! And she'll even pay to ship it to the winner. You can also make a donation by clicking on the donation box at the top right of my blog - but be sure to go to Pam's blog afterwards and let her know that you did! She's got instructions there for how to contact her.
It would also be great if you could help spread the word - this is a great cause and a chance to win a fabulous quilt! Win-win!!
So now, the question is - - - what are you working on?