I want to make quilts….

But I have so many things that I need to get done.  The things that need to be finished are not fun things – I don’t necessarily feel like I will be creating anything.  I will however feel a sense of relief and be happy that I have finished these things when I am done.

Here is my list:

1. Placemats to donate to Meals on Wheels.

2. A block for a quilt to donate to the Veterans.

3. Tote Bag to donate to the Battered Woman’s Shelter

4. Mug Rug for a swap in November

Sometimes listing what you need to do makes it less of a chore.  As I look at this list (there are a few other things that I should add to the list) it doesn’t look so daunting.  So tonight I am going to get at least 2 of these things done.  I love the quilting group that I am a member of and I love the fact that we do so many wonderful things for groups who are less fortunate than we are.

the mystery box

the mystery box

An unexpected gift…

I get together with a bunch of ladies once a month to work on hand work – we all have projects that we are working on.  Stitching down a binding, working on hand quilting, doing embroidery work, and several of us are working on Hexies.


wonderful little hexies

wonderful little hexies

One of my friends gave me a wonderful gift the last time we got together.  It was given to her by a woman who was cleaning things out.  It is a box of wonderful 30’s fabric and the start of a sweet little hexie quilt.

I am overwhelmed with this wonderful box of quilting history.  The previous owner even left her thimble and a threaded needle.

work in progress

work in progress

There is a template in the box made out of sandpaper.

This was such a wonderful unexpected gift and treasure.  I will work on this over the next few years – I know it will be years because these hexies are little, smaller than anything else that I have worked with.

sandpaper template and unfinished hexie pieces

sandpaper template and unfinished hexie pieces










the treasure uncovered

the treasure uncovered


So this wonderful box will be put on a shelf for a bit and then I will dig into it and hopefully make the original owner proud of my work.  I will send you pictures of the items on the list as I get them done. Tonight I will dig into the “to-do list” and get it started.  I am looking forward to the feeling of accomplishment when they are done I will show you some pictures of them.

Go Red Sox!!!  the game will be on in the background tonight.

Keep sewing…

Be Kind…


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