Some Kind Of Wonderful quilt is coming along too :-)
Only 2 more applique blocks to go, but they have a lot of pieces.
I still need a lot of sashing strips too. All the small square blocks in the vertical rows are done, so I could do a real tidying of my desk – that was nice :-)
I will give the quilt some daily attention for another week (and probably the week after, and the week after too)
On Saturday I participated in a sew-together for caring quilts with one of my guilds.
Well – they did the sewing, I did the coffee drinking…….
I do not have strength for that kind of work anymore,
but I can participate in arranging fabrics and so on.
I have gathered most of my charity quilts fabrics now and given it to my guild for others to use for the good cause of warming children with cancer and other long term diseases.
Over the last 14 years I have made more than 100 quilts for this cause, so it has been a bit hard to give it up – but a woman has to do what a woman has to do…..
I have been forced to choose between different activities to be kind to this troublesome body.
I do not knit anymore and I very seldom do crochet, so the rest of the baby yarn I had is as of yesterday given to a lady who distributes it amongst eager knitters, to knit hats, blankets and socks to babies born to early or with health problems.
Even if it is hard to give up charity quilt making, it is good too, liberating sort of.
It just mean I have set my priorities and am setting my own health and strength first!
I love my own quilts and I love my teaching – and not a charity project in the world can come between that!
Did I mention it gives extra space in the Quilt Corner too ? Nice :-)
Look what I have got!!
I am doing a very happy dance for a big light table for tracing stitchery :-)
Someone I know had one to sell, and I am now the happy new owner.
Stitchery and my beloved crazy sampler blocks of all kinds – I see a lot of fun in the future.
When one door closes, another door opens!