It is so nice to feel like things are starting to get back to normal! Hands2Help is all tucked away for 2019, and I've had time to get back to my sewing machine, so I'm a happy camper! I hope you've had a good week, and that your summer is starting off well. We're starting off with a bang - Vacation Bible School is this week, so I've been having fun sewing at church while the kids are learning about Jesus!
Let's see how last week's list went...
1. Package up and mail the H2H prizes.
Done! Six trips to the post office and lots of quality time with my postal clerk, and it's finished! And as several of you suggested, I took her a quilt as a thank you for her patience!
2. Cut out a gift quilt.
Done! And not only cut out, but a finished top to boot! This pattern is so quick and easy, especially after you get it cut out. It's called Colorblock LOVE by Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio.
3. Sew something - ANYTHING!
Well, as you can see, I did sew something - but I also had time to sew this...
...as part of pattern testing for Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps. It's called Light Speed (because it works up so fast!) and should be released in about two months. You'll definitely want to check out this clever pattern!
4. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
And it's baby season!!! We had three quilts for newborns this week...
...three little boys all cute as buttons!
But we had some sadness too, as a young couple's first baby was stillborn. We are sending them this quilt in hopes that it will wrap them in God's love and bring them some comfort.
Getting the packages mailed was the most important thing last week, but I'm so happy to have been able to do some fun sewing too! And here's what I'm hoping to accomplish this week...
1. Try another test of Christina's pattern using scraps.
2. Quilt the Hopscotch quilt.
3. Make some decisions about upcoming events on the blog.
4. Make quilt backs for all the unquilted flimsies and get them ready to put on the frame!
5. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that arise.
I'm so unused to not having immediate pressing needs, I can hardly think of what I want to work on! That's a good problem to have, though!
And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?