Monday, July 12, 2010

July Finishes

The summer is going so quickly - can't believe it is the 12th already!! Finished the binding on this QOV just in time for guild, and that will be my charity project this month due to being so busy. Also, finished two patriotic wall hangings which were truly WISPS. I had started these, oh at least 4 years ago in Wisconsin. I had a patriotic charm pack and saw the cutest hangers at my LQS and so designed these little wall hangings to go on them. I was able to make many, many (I can't remember how many in all) of these, and some I just did three stars. Well, at our guild we have had a fabric drive these last two months, requesting patriotic fabric for backings and borders. For every yard of fabric, the members could put their name in for a raffle prize. As one of the Co-chairs I wanted to make something for the raffle so I figured if I finished these two it would be appropriate! I finished them in time and I only have enough charm squares left for one more three star one, I'd like to get that done before the end of the year and then, that'll be it for that whole project! I don't have any idea what I'll be making for a Christmas present this month as I will have little time to sew for myself. We are off for Massachusetts tomorrow, and Gram is already itching to finish another quilt for baby Gus (my niece's tiny baby boy) She apparently already has a flannel quilt done for him (he wasn't due until September) but now she wants to do a summer one as well. She also has plans for me to do alot of matching & cutting for her, so I am looking forward to "playing fabric" with Gram for the next week. I hope to steal away to Maine to meet my GREAT nephew, we'll see how that goes! He is doing better! The valve in his heart closed, thank the Lord, so now that surgery is not necessary!! He is still taking oxygen via nose, and has a feeding tube, he just has to keep growing!! Well, back to packing - Happy Quilting!!