I would really rather be sewing. It is difficult for me not to do something sewing related every single day. Writing is a bit of a challenge for me. I have to be ‘in the mood’ to write. I do a lot of writing in my head. Then I get busy sewing and when it comes time to write, I can’t find that mental material.
With only a few hours remaining in August, I have stepped away from the rotary cutter and sewing machine and am trying to get blogging back in to my daily routine. Trying.
If you have seen my personal Facebook postings or those on the TQPM Kennel Quilts page, you will see I’ve finished about 200 this month. There being no immediate disasters, I was able to make quilts for Walter Crowe Animal Shelter, a local shelter in Camden, SC. No sooner were they delivered when the rain and flooding hit Louisiana. I’ve sent 50 to help them out and have another 28 finished, ready to mail.
I spent the last months taking care of my beloved kitten, Catseopeia. She was not expected to live as long as she did; daily medical attention allowed her to finish her personal bucket list before she crossed The Rainbow Bridge on August 17th.
In September I get to be the student and attend a quilt retreat. In October I become the Teacher at Quilters of South Carolina Fall Retreat at White Oak. Two events I am really looking forward to.
If you find me absent in September, there is another big project I am working on. Quilts of Valor. With help from my friends, I will wrap 12 Veterans at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery in early October. All of the caretakers are Veterans. With between 15 and 19 funerals a day, this is not an emotionally easy job. So far seven quilts have been donated – I’m still five short. The 12 Veterans do not know anything about this and we hope to surprise all of them. Plans are also underway for an Honor Guard and, fingers crossed, local news coverage. You might see me on the Nightly News!
Three of the donated Quilts of Valor