Can it already be that June is ready to go in the history books? I was celebrating Memorial Day only a few days ago. Time boarded frecciarossa once I retired. Is it this way for everyone?
A few of the things going on.
Always working on kennel quilts. Thanks to everyone who donated scrap batting. I did share with other locals who are on the team. Batting is always needed – I will take polyester too. A friend makes stuffed animals for Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Education Center at Riverbanks. Adrianna pulls the batting apart and makes a homemade”polyfil” with it. Re-purposing keeps it out of the landfill and saves her money so she can make more animals.
I scored this cute cats all over fabric on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby. Since I bought all that was left, no need to check the store on Two Notch. Many people do not care for Hobby Lobby. They do have quirky corporate policies; but, my local store has some of the most helpful and nicest people I have ever met. So, yes, I do shop there.
Another big fabric score, this great assortment from Aby Dolinger for winning her Patriotic Table Topper challenge. That’s it, in the upper right corner. Hanukkah, blenders, patriotic and these great labels for Quilts of Valor. Even a label with washing instructions.
Quality Control was hard at work this week when a flash request came out for kennel quilts for the Eastpoint Florida fires. Eastpoint is a small fishing town on the Florida panhandle. Dozens of team members sent kennel quilts for displaced animals.
Another beautiful flower blooming in the garden. These Oriental Stargazer bulbs, like most of my plants, were a gift from a neighbor. I wish you could scratch and sniff the pleasant fragrance this lily gives off.
High temperatures this past week brought the routine afternoon thunderstorms. With sewing machines unplugged, this gave me time to mark and baste a few quilts for Logan Quilt Guild. Thank you Jane Gold and Gloria Erd for taking two to bind. I’ll post photos once I finish binding the others. I did finish one quilt for myself. If you didn’t know, I do love cats.
Sharon from Treadle Pushers was our featured speaker at the May Logan Quilt Guild meeting. She showed us some of her work with Inktense (ink pencils). We received a flower swatch with an assortment of pencils to “paint” our own masterpiece. Brushing the pencil work with a gel aloe brings out an unbelievable color. This is NOT my work.
Teresa Coolidge, a local professional longarm quilter, made these designs to sell for use with Inktense pencils. I could not decide which one; I liked all of them and need lots of practice, so I purchased the entire panel.
While I may not post daily with what’s under the needle, be assured, it is something quilt related.