Some of the wonderful color of fall right out my door. Today's it's a bit dreary, rainy and cool. A perfect sweatshirt day, YAHOO - I'm loving it.
This bush/tree of Pee Gee hydrangeas is loaded and almost ready to be trimmed. I'm hoping to dry these and have them in my christmas tree in the sunroom. Anyone know the best way to dry these?
So yesterday I took a flying trip back to Minneapolis, well I didn't actually fly, I drove, but did it quickly and in one day. Went down there to do a little power shopping for the house. I needed some lamps, rugs and a few little odds and ends to add to the new rooms. Lois went with me and we left at 7:00 and managed to be home by 6:30. That's a really fast trip. So now it sits in bags waiting for me to start working the rooms. But first I need to finish this project.
This is my project that I'm designing for my friend Kari of New Leaf Stitches http://www.newleafstitches.com/. There are still different embellishments that need to be added, but I'm getting close and will have it ready to hand over to her on Monday. Ran over there today so that we could get some of the directions written down so she can start the process of writing the pattern. No thank you on the part. This is a new pattern that she's doing using the Jelly Rolls from Moda
Something that a couple of my sewing peeps are working on starting in our area is Quilts Of Valor http://www.qovf.org/. This is a nation wide foundation and these gals are working very hard to have this organization in our town. It's totally a volunteer thing and they have tirelessly worked to get it going. It's been awesome to see how our town has been so supportive in donations, time and money. The local mall is donating a space that we can have as long as we want and can leave things there between get togethers. It has good light, lots of room for tables as well as an area for laying out quilts when sewing them together and another area for sitting and stitching bindings down or quilt labels. Some area long arm machine quilters donate there services for quilting these quilts, business have donated money as well as fabric and printing services and furniture. We will get together 2 times a month, 1 day will be for getting the fabric ready for sewing by cutting and putting them into kits. The other day will be a sewing day, where everyone brings there own machines and piece as many tops as we can. Our first time will be in October and judging by the excitement from our area quilters we should have a good turnout. You don't need to know how to quilt to help. There's thank you notes that can be written, someone can help with pressing and cutting, trimming and just helping out where they can. The quilt patterns used aren't complicated so completing one in a day per person is very doable. Especially with the cutting already done. These are 2 quilts that I offered to put the bindings on and sew down. I don't know who pieced them, but now they are ready to be sent on to someone who takes care of distributing them
I think the only requirement is that they be red,white and blue and lap size. I love how the one quilt has only one heart in it.
I think this is a wonderful thing to do and I'm so proud of these peeps who I'm lucky to call friends. They have stepped forward and took this very big job on and have worked tirelessly to get it off the ground. You ladies are the BEST.