Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hands to Help final check in for 2014

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (here) runs an amazing charity quilt drive each year. She puts a tremendous amount of work in behind the scenes, selecting the recipient charities and explaining them via her blog. To encourage international participants she offers the option of making a donation locally. Canadian postage has gone through the roof this year so I opted for the donate locally choice. The little quilt on the left went to Project Linus and the quilt below went to our local Scrapbag group. Having this little "competition" forced (or should I say encouraged) me to finish a couple of tops. I still have a huge line up of tops waiting to be quilts.
My piecing sewing machine decided to have issues just over a week ago so it is at the repair shop. No idea when it will return or if it was terminal. So I have put a deposit down on a new machine, the first new machine in 40+ years and hope to get to the city next week to complete the deal.  Meanwhile back in the sewing room I am taking this as a glorious opportunity to do some major scrap reorganization. Piecefully, Joanne

4 comments:

  1. Two great quilts. OH, canlt wait to see your new machine. I still love my 40+ gal over my new.

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  2. Great quilts and how exciting a new machine, congrats on the finishes and the new addition.

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  3. Wonderful quilts, Joanne! Thanks for adding some international flavor to the Challenge this year!!

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  4. Your quilt glows, Joanne. Love it.

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