What a lovely day. The weather was nothing to write home about this morning. In fact when Sarah and I left the house first thing it was drizzling rain. However that didn’t put us off. We were meeting my best friend for coffee and a planning meeting. And without a doubt it was a super meeting. I was rather reserved, I behaved for a change. There was no jumping on the table and shouting with glee. Sandra and I had a good old chat and bounced ideas around. My Sarah came along for the ride today but as it turned out she has been given a couple of jobs. At the end of the meeting all three of us knew what we needed to do to reach our goal. There is another person on our team; our lovely Nicola knows exactly what she needs to do to help.
Have I got you wondering what our goal is? Well I can tell you that it’s all connected to Quilts for Comfort. I’m sending out an invitation to all my friends, those who are experienced quilt makers as well as those who are newbies to visit The Crafts House for the Quilts for Comfort launch on July 10th. Quilts for Comfort has become such a success that it has gone from a challenge to a proper charity. According to the latest count 100 quilts have been donated as well as 80 blocks and 20 quilt tops. And there are more on the way. So join me and the Quilts for Comfort family and find out what it’s all about up close and in person. Quilts for Comfort is about bringing comfort one stitch at a time ….. It’s not about money it’s about helping hands.
Yesterday I had a bit of a mishap leading to an emergency dental appointment this afternoon. My wonderful dentist has worked out how to sort out my problem. It turns out that I will need some fancy work done in two weeks. I’m not afraid of the dentist but it’s not my favourite thing to be doing on any given day.
I think it’s time for something fun. So I’ll show you one of the projects I will be working on during my downtime. I brought home this selection of fabric from Stitchin’ Heaven last week …..
Sarah and I knew this fabric was coming in because I was around when Anne ordered it from the Andover rep. And of course you know that whatever I make from this selection of fabric it will be for my Sarah. So she had a good think about what she wanted me to make. First she said she wanted a Kimono. And then she wanted a long waistcoat. The final verdict is that she would like a quilt made from this selection. I have two skeleton panels, so that means I can have one on the top and one on the back. I think this project is going to be fun to make. As well as the two panels there are two of the fabrics from the range plus a purple from another and I will add some black from my stash. I’m looking for to working on this one. Sarah has already chosen the longarm quilting design as well. I have no idea how this is going to look but I’m up for a challenge. So watch for a progress report about this one sometime over the summer months. This is going to be fun to work on.
It’s been a really good day in my world. I had a super morning out with my two favourite people. And once I got home I managed to load Pauline’s quilt into my longarm quilting system. Pauline pieced a lovely sampler which I can’t wait to show you. The colours are superb. I’m hoping for a productive day tomorrow as I plan on taking my Sarah to college on Thursday to collect all her work for the past year. I can’t believe Sarah has completed her first year of college! Goodness me; Operation Taking Flight is well under way ….
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some appliqué work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you love. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥