I've been meaning to write this for a couple of days now. I just haven't felt like it. Honestly, I haven't felt like doing much of anything lately. I'm getting into a rut and am trying to "sew it out" (haha! seriously...). I finished quilting three baby sized quilts for my Charity Challenge on Sunday, and got the binding completed on one of them today. They're not the cutest quilts in the world, but I'm trying to use up some of the fabric I already have cut into yardages, so I ended up with these:
The strip sets that made up these three quilts were actually intended to make one large quilt. One that had no purpose other than me having something to do. I pieced the strip sets together when I was home recovering from surgery. I pulled them out of their project box and thought, why not make them into smaller quilts? I had to do a little ripping and re-sewing on them to size them out, but they turned out pretty cute. For whatever reason, my camera isn't taking the best pictures lately but I suppose the photo is pretty representative of how they look.
I'm trying to decide if I'll mail them to their respective destinations as I make them, or if I'll save them all up and ship them at one time. Maybe if I mail them as I make them it won't seem like I'm spending so much on shipping. But on the other hand, I rarely get a chance to go to the post office, so I'm leaning toward sending them all at once. What do you think? How would you do it?
I will be having my bi-monthly sew-in in mid-July (that there was a whole lot of hyphenating!) and I will be working almost exclusively on projects for this charity challenge during the course of that weekend. I'm so excited! Between quilting an insane number of quilts (65 so far this year), making shop samples and trying to get a little sleep every now and then, it seems like my time is so limited. So having about 48 hours to do nothing but sew will be a very welcomed change.
I've got a couple of more pieces of news on this whole charity thingy mabobber that I'd like to share, but I'm not ready to just yet. We'll talk more about that later!
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to improve the world."