Well I had this quilt completed yesterday, but had to take photos today. I have been trying to stash bust and this is the start of some 24 projects that I found. OH Man am I going to be busy. More great things to share.
I’m working on a Quilts for Kids completion to get mailed out on Saturday. The top has taken no time, just need to get it finished then basted.
Also on tap is a baby quilt for a friend Ashley. I’m afraid Lily might be here before I get it completed, that is my fault though.
On the desing wall is a Moda Eva quilt. I need to go searching for green, pink and purple veragated thread.
The race is on. Actually, that was last weekend during the Indianapolis 500, but I mean a different kind of race.
I’m in a race against the clock. The clock is ticking on getting more items in my Etsy shop. I am obsessed with Etsy and the outlet that it allows creative people to share their wares all over the world. I have lots of stuff started to get on there, but I really just need more time in the day.
There are around 20 items that are started and in pieces in my sewing room. Baskets would help me with organizing this mess. Pre-cut batting, block sets already made, pre-cut backing fabric.
Actually we have a cleaning lady coming in next week to give me a price quote to help clean the house weekly. Why bother with cleaning when I can be sewing.
As I said on Facebook yesterday…I sewed a marathon. That means I spent the same amount of time sewing as it would be for me to run a full marathon (26.2 miles). It was exhilirating. Maybe I will have another marathon tomorrow night before we head out camping and will finish my race.
Goals for the week:
Two more items up on Etsy.
Backing to Birdie quilt pieced. Getting it basted would be a BONUS.
Cut fabric for friend’s bridesmaid’s gifts.
Mail out completed Quilts for Kids completed quilt.
May has come and gone for the most part. We have partially recovered from moving, getting married and both starting new jobs. Whew, that was a lot in just a few months.
Back in the real world we are adjusting to our new schedules and fitting the rest of life in. There is biking, running, sewing, cooking, yard work, etc that all needs to be done. Don’t forget time with our two very needy dogs. Luckily, there isn’t much on TV that I like during the summer and I feel I can run on less sleep than normal.
While I haven’t been posting much over the last week, I have been in my room sewing quite a bit. I even woke up early this morning. My creative juices are flowing!
Things I’m working on:
Completing the Quilts for Kids kit that I received quite a while back. I’d like to thank them for sending me a reminder email. Kicked myself into high gear.
A few more items went up on Etsy this week. I will hopefully continue to put new ones every couple of days.
Birdie applique top is complete. Last night I worked on the pieced backing. Just putting strips together randomly. I think it will add a nice touch to the back.
On a side note, I have LOST my seam ripper. Really, I had two of them and now I can’t find one of them. GRRR!!!
This is one of biggest weekends for the city of Indianapolis, make sure to check out the race on Sunday. Even if you’re not a fan, you’ve got to respect people that are willing to drive at over 200 mph for my entertainment. Bring on the sunblock and beers.
Have you seen the Downy commercials recently? I love that they are giving back to kids with a program Quilts for Kids. I would like to see more than $.05 per bottle going to this charity, but it’s a start. I wonder how many bottles they have sold so far??
I did some research into Quilts for Kids this morning and was impressed by their mission. Saving fabric from landfills.
MISSION STATEMENT: Transforming discontinued, unwanted and other fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.
So green and a great idea.
Volunteering is easy and they will also take other donations as well. Not sure if the quilts will stay local like a Project Linus chapter.
Has anyone already done something with them?? Do you have photos to share?
Just got an email that my package is on the way. It’s like Christmas, what will I get??