Saturday, November 24, 2012

Charity Blocks

Michelle at Quilting Gallery is hosting a drive to collect blocks to make quilts for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. I blogged about this a few weeks ago. You can read more about it here.

These are my two blocks, plus my signature block.

In other news, way behind on my secret Christmas sewing, but will get caught up and out the door in the next few days. I'm also now the membership secretary for my state guild. Whew! If I knew the job was this big, I would have thought twice. Still, it's an administrative challenge instead of a sewing challenge, but so far it's taking too much time. The big push for renewals has eased off so will get back in to the bat cave and allocate time for each task, without either taking over. And of course, the family expect some time. Honestly, what can one do?
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Green HST

Here are the green HST I received in the swap.
There certainly is quite a variety!
I also enjoyed the company of my friends.
Life is busy, but good.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Michelle at the Quilting Gallery is hosting a block and/or quilt drive for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Although there's not much I can do to help from Australia, I can contribute a quilt block or two. The blocks will be wonky log cabin and posting them to the US won't break the budget. 
Here is a sample of the requested block. 
A tutorial is supplied.

Here is how the blocks will be made up.

It's such a modest contribution - but combined with others it can become like a river of love to people who need it right now. It's more than a blanket for warmth - it lets them know the world out there really cares about them and what happens to them.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rainbow HST Swap

These are the reds I received in the swap.
There are some really sweet prints in there and will look great mixed in with mine.

These are the green blocks I've prepared for the swap next week.
I'm not sure if we are swapping next month, or what colour.
These sweet charity teddies were knitted by the
85 y.o. mum of a dear friend.
Look at these adorable faces!
They will go to the Royal Flying Doctor Service as comfort teddies.
A photo from my mother-in-law's garden.
Summer is definitely around the corner!

Secret Christmas Sewing is still going on.
Maybe a sneak peak next week.
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