First I want to ask everyone to continue praying for those in Joplin, Missouri, who were in the tornado and those who are down there for rescue and aid efforts. It is hard to believe the damage and destruction, and I can’t even imagine what the rebuilding process will involve. One of the restaurants my brother manages is in Joplin. Six of his employees lost their houses. The restaurant and Bob are now part of the massive effort to feed people. My pastor’s brother’s house was destroyed. If you have looked at the pictures, that pretty much means everything is gone. If the Hunter wasn’t gone this week which means I have total care of the kids, I would have gone down to help with whatever needed done.
Events like this sure put quilting into perspective! I am grateful for my family and this reminds me to spend more time with them just cherishing every moment I have with them. However, quilting is also a great stress reliever for me and a comfort to the recipient, so I reckon I will keep it up….
Last week’s goals –
- Label and photograph pink, black and white quilt – DONE!
- Blog about MQS – hmmmm, not done
- Quilt Reva’s top – DONE!
- Quilt Jeannine’s top – Ready to go on the machine
Here is a close up of the quilting. This is my version of Dawn “the Pajama Quilter” Ramirez’ Jungle Riot pattern. This is from her Pajama Quilter Rethreaded DVD and workbook. The beautiful, shiny thread used is called Molly Poly and was new at MQS. They had cones of it on sale during Shopping Frenzy for $4! Needless to say, I bought quite a bit to try it out.
This is the back of Megan’s quilt. Munchie and Mini-me picked it out – apparently Megan has a necklace with the peace sign on it. They recognized the sign, so had to have this fabric for the back. Good thing it was varying shades of pink and not green or yellow or something else!
I did get Reva’s quilt done, but haven’t returned it to her (and she and her good friend Carol read my blog!) so I can’t show any pictures of the finished quilt…yet! LOL
I have Jeannine’s quilt ready to go on the machine. I will load it tonight as I am spending the day at the kid’s school working at their field day activities.
I didn’t get the MQS blog post written…I do have it started and took pictures of my goodies and the practice pieces I did in my two hands-on classes. The problem is that I took 722 pictures of quilts at MQS. Do you know how overwhelming it is to sort through those and pick some to show on the blog? I do have one sure one to post though, the one of Shelly and I (that is, if she lets me post it!). I hate to post without asking…can I post our picture, Shelly? Please?
I did one other interesting thing this week – I made a batch of cold-process soap! It is something I have wanted to do for quite some time, but just haven’t made time. Well, the kids only have this week left in school and I can’t make soap with them around, so it was this week or not at all. The soap is “put to bed” right now, but I will unwrap it tomorrow morning and cut it into bars. It has to sit for a month before we can actually use it. I don’t know if I can wait that long!
This week’s goals –
- Quilt Jeannine’s quilt
- MQS post
- First Saturday block
- Get another customer quilt loaded
Beginning Friday at noon, the kids will be on summer break and my life will get a lot more hectic, so I am going to leave it right there. We still have a lot of planting to do in the garden if it ever stops raining – beans, cucumbers, melons, and pumpkins. The kids are also signed up for swim lessons for two weeks after Memorial Day.