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.
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.
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.
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.
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.