Well, we went to bed last night with the promise of 3-10 inches of snow in the Nashville area (very unusual!) and woke up this morning to sleet and freezing rain. About 2 pm, the National Weather Service finally figured out we were having an ice storm and took away our snow predictions. So now everything outside is coated with about a half-inch of ice, and I am housebound! All the roads around my house are either curvy or hilly, so it will take a major emergency to get me out for a while. And we all know what that means - time to sew!!!
Let's see how last week's list went...
1. Finish the commission quilt.
Done! And I actually got it done in time for her to have it for Valentine's Day!
2. Quilt a top for a friend (a Valentine's gift, so it's a rush job!)
Also done! I was so happy to get this one done, too. I thought I had access to a picture of it, but I guess not. Drat!
3. Start working on the sixth sample quilt for the quilt along.
The top is done! Here's a sneak peek - more on Friday and Sunday!
4. Determine the designs for the 7th and 8th sample quilts (what the heck was I thinking???)
I started working on the 7th quilt today - a very exciting (at least to me) new technique for 16-patch blocks! I can't wait to share it with you! And I'm still trying to decide on the 8th quilt design.
5. Work on some items for my daughter's fundraiser auction. (If you missed the news, they got the adoption approval from China!)
I made this really cute pillow cover for her, and I'm working on a couple of other things in between quilting....
6. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that arise.
We had quite a few needs come up this week. Here are the quilts that went out...
This quilt went to a gentleman diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic/liver cancer...
And this one went to his 10-year old daughter.
This quilt went to a woman just diagnosed with breast cancer.
This one went to a woman who had survived lymphoma, only to be diagnosed with cancer again this week.
This quilt went to a six-month old baby girl diagnosed with a severe neurological disease...
...and this quilt went to her mother.
This quilt went to a young woman whose husband died very unexpectedly last week..
...and this quilt went to her 4-month old daughter.
And this quilt went to a brand new baby girl - the first girl born to her family in the past 50 years!
Whew! That was a lot of quilts - thankfully Rita has been a quilting dynamo, and we had plenty on hand. And so many wonderful donated quilt tops and blocks are represented up there - thank you once again to all of you who participate in the ministry!!
And now here's what's on my agenda this week...
1. Quilt the 6th 16-patch sample quilt.
2. Work on the 7th 16-patch sample quilt.
3. Decide on the design for the 8th 16-patch sample quilt.
4. Work on small items for Nancy's fundraiser auction.
5. Gather up and organize prizes for a bunco fundraiser night.
6. Keep up with all quilt ministry needs that arise.
I think that's plenty to keep me out of trouble, but I'm sure I can find other things to work on if the weather keeps me indoors longer than I think it will!
So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?