Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

Let's see if I can get back into the blogging world.

This has been a busy holiday season, lots of family fun, but I'm ready to get back to a quiet house and lots of quality time with Mabel. Dan goes back to work on Tuesday, so Wednesday I'll get back in the groove. Not for long though, I may have jury duty on Thursday and Friday I'm going to a short quilt retreat in Perrysville, IN with my Spring Break committee. We'll do some planning for the retreat in March and get some sewing done too.

One of the Facebook groups I belong to is having a UFO challenge in January.  We are to work on our oldest one. This one is pretty old....started in 2009.

 Then it got put away for over 2 years. I finally took it to a retreat to do something with it.

Yesterday, I chose a backing and today I quilted it with Becker's Shooting Star. One of the local groups I quilt with are collecting 53+ quilts for children in a particular school corporation who are homeless. This is my 5th quilt for this drive.

I hope to get the binding finished before Tuesday.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It's been a long, long time!

My last post was in August 2015, YIKES!

I post a photo of nearly every customer quilt I have the pleasure of quilting on my Facebook page and haven't been taking the time to make a bog post. Let's see if I can do a better job.. How many times have I said that? Several at least!!

Today was National Quilt of Valor Sewing Day, so, as Charity Chairperson for the Common Threads Quilt Guild I organized a local sewing day. What a wonderful time we had. 12 sewers and 3 members that came to visit made for a terrific day of friendship, laughter, good food and lots of fabric under our needles for such a great cause.

Just in case you don't know about Quilts of Valor, you can find out more here.