Hey Quilters – can you imagine, it’s Fall already. We have 12 hours of darkness already. My goodness this year is flying by. I have so much to share with you I just don’t know where to start! (that’s a fib J) Let’s start with my newest news. I first need for you to go back and REVIEW the July newsletter, where I tell you about our son getting married with 3-4 weeks’ notice and Amiee (our new daughter-in-law, the NON quilter asks me if I can get her signature quilt done in time for the wedding). Well, at least with this announcement I have about seven months to make a much smaller quilt. Yup, #7 grandchild is on its way. I may just make my quilt for the show be the quilt for the baby, not a bad thought. Gotta work smart, right? I don’t think I am as fast as those two are but April/May is just around the corner from the show.
A funny thing (not really) happened at our house. You all know we were gone on a 5 week vacation. (about 7-10 days too long) Anyway our son and the new wife wanted to surprise me (which they did) by cleaning our house, so when we got back everything was spit spot shinny. ( I use to do this for my folks when they returned from their Snow Bird ventures. It always made my Mom feel special and I guess they wanted to do the same) Well, we were very surprised and appreciative……then a few days later I settled into my sewing area…….and discovered, that when they cleaned up, they REALLY CLEANED UP! You know the Puppy Pillow tip? The pillowcase of scraps that was in the waste basket to hold it upright???? You got it! DUMPED, Gone, Emptied, trashed. Oh my!! So this week I started collecting again because you know there will Always be scraps!
Last Friday a few of us OW members met at the church where we’re going to have our quilt show at, and spent the day working on ideas. WOW this is going to be a nice show. When you are by yourself and think about projects like this or anything else you are involved with, you are so so with your feelings. But when you get together with others that have the same vision, it lights you up and gets you fired up to make things happen! I know each of you have volunteered to help out – thank you for this. Your hands and input are much needed.
Earl and I puppy sat for Anita Thompson’s PJ this past week end while she and Leslie Pope went to the Jacksonville quilt show. They had a great time and saw beautiful quilts-and of course shopped!!! But what was neat, is they ran into Mary DeWinn and Janet Swan. They are past OW members who have moved away years ago, but when you meet up again, it’s like no time has passed and Old Home week again. Quilting is an art that brings people together and through time and distance keeps you together.
I have an inner drive to finish up some of my PHD’s. (Projects Have Done) I have a box behind my sewing chair with at least 4 PHS’s in it and each time I pull one out, two more requests come in from family members or dear friends with more urgent time lines. Why is that? Why is that ? I don’t have a clue! I know I have to prioritize my life and projects so I guess baby and graduation 2016 trumps my box and shelf full of PHD’s. Have any of you ever tallied up how many PHD’s you have? I remember once Mercy Savage added up her PHD’s and had a whole page of 40 things listed. I don’t think I’m THAT bad, but this would be an interesting thing to bring up in October. Who has the most PHD’s. So thinking on my new year’s resolution for NEXT year, I’m going to have a ‘Do Over from this years’ resolution’ and say – the summer of 2016 would just love to get one, just ONE PHD completed. I don’t think this is asking too much, do you? Let’s just see if I have anything to stand up in front at the end of a meeting by the fall of 2016. Meanwhile, I need to go check my stash for generic baby fabric. Note to self, get the $2.00 table fabric washed and ironed quick!!!
Be sure to check the web site for last minute updates before the meetings. Two people contacted us through the web site this past month to find out about when and where we meet. So keep your eyes peeled for guests, introduce yourself to them and make them feel welcomed. Our web site is a great resource for all of us and you will be needing it more and more the closer we get to the QSF Show. Thank you Deda and Cheri for all your hard work in the up keep of it. I along with Barbara Frazetto, will be heading up the Publicity for the QSF Show so if you want to join us, let me know. If you have thoughts as to where we can publicize a notice and put up posters, also let either of us know.
Well, happy quilting everyone. See you all in a couple of weeks, gotta go count all my projects. May find some to donate to the Orphan Block Basket. (which would make my list shorter) yeah, good idea.
Hugs and Stitches to all of you,
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