Haven't been posting much, but need chatter.....
We have been having a cool summer and the veggie garden is just now starting to come on, but have had a beautiful flower garden this year.
I am still working with my charity group and have gotten three quilts made. Will post pictures later after they are finished. One was a red, white, and blue stars for the VA hospital. One was lady bugs and flowers applique and the other is large pinwheels made with poka dot material. (Lady bugs also poka dot)
Our longarm quilter moved and we are taking much longer to finish quilts. I have started to put some on my frame and we are pinning and tieing some. Have about 20 more to do and I prefer making tops.
Yes be sure that the organization you are making quilts for want them......We have found that the ones we spend alot of time doing like my applique or stars often get taken by staff for personal use. One day our longarm quilter was talking to her neighbor and found out she had 6 of our quilts and was going to give them to her grandchildren. She does not even work at the hospital, just had a friend who took them for her. Our label was on them and we were pretty upset. Our group has started to make quick pieced quilts with 6" sqs. and not my favorite kind. We are also making quilts for the VA hospital and they want walker bags as well. They told us that they do not have to be quilts of valor and love 48" square quilts for wheelchair use.
My DH and I have been trying to get in more excerise and have been biking and walking alot. We are walking about 4-5 miles every other day now and getting in 10 mile bike rides. As we get older we are determined to continue moving. Michigan makes that hard sometimes with the winter weather and I tend to sit and sew.
Everyone keep posting, I do check in regularly.....