Incredibly, we are turning the calendar to a new month again. I don't like to think about how time goes so fast.
June's goals were somewhat derailed by the death of my dear grandma. I now have even more reminders of her scattered about my house -- her love of cardinals -- her love of quilting -- her love of family -- several mementos now grace some nooks and crannies in my home, and I am reminded of her often.
So on we go, into the latter half of 2015! I have one of my work shirt quilt tops finished, and have a good start on the second. Pictures will be coming soon. I need to make a list of UFOs needing completion. In addition to those specific to our UFO challenge, I have amasssed others, as well.
I thought I would start the new month with an update from my friend and former student, Amie. She is the one who made a request for fabric scraps and became inundated with fabric from all corners of the country. Here is the post explaining all of that.
I had pretty much stopped getting fabric in the mail. I think I
received one envelope right before we left (for a family trip) on (May) 30th. But then over
the last two weeks I have received probably 8 or 9 packages. One of
those was from a lady that has become a pen pal but she always puts a
few pieces in. I started piecing blocks again and I only need 7 more!
If I hadn't had a few other projects thrown into my lap, I would have
had all the blocks finished I'm sure. But that's okay.
I am planning on
sending GRIT an email to hopefully put in their "letters to the editor
column", thanking everyone for their responses and letting them know I
really don't need any more fabric. We just got the latest issue and
someone requested fabric for making yo-yo's. I'm going to send her a
package and warn her of what might be coming her way. I have now filled
a third, very large container.
On Father's Day, I showed mom and my
sister all the scraps and told them to pick out a scrap pattern and we
can all get together and sew from my bins. I bought supplies to start
my scrapbook of letters and pictures but haven't been able to get it
started yet. It's on my summer to-do list but keeps getting bumped.
Every time I read about Amie's experience, I just think of how heartwarming it is that quilters are so giving. I will definitely bring pictures of Amie's postage stamp quilt as she nears completion.
Have a great July, and
Happy Quilting, Friends!