A dear friend and sweet angel has gone home. She died on Monday. This post is dedicated to her.
Nicole Brown was born to Terry and Amy, with big brother Ryan.
I didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time with her after high school years, but I will never, ever forget that laugh and that smile. She was a personal dose of sunshine. She will be sorely missed by all that she touched. Her awesome roller derby team is hosting a skate in her memory that will benefit her family. If you happen to be around the Flint area, stop by and support the Brown family.
There have been some scary, uncontrolable fires spreading across the mid-west of the U.S. I’ve stumbled on a blog called Have Fun Quilting!!! Who lives out in that area, and was actually evacuated from her home, but was able to return to it, unharmed. (Thank you God!) She has some big ambitions, and needs our help! She wants to get quilts to all of those who have lots their homes in her immediate area, and if possible, further beyond. She isn’t a non profit organization yet, but doesn’t want to wait to start getting the quilts to the victims. She is accepting finished quilts, fabric, monetary donations, quilt tops/blocks, and other sewing supplies.
For more information, visit her blog.
I’m on a roll! I’ve been purchasing fabric left and right like a naughty girl.
I bought these half yards on eBay from a lovely new seller. She only has a few things listed, but she’s just starting out. Go take a look, she might have a perfect fabric for your stash! (I saw some ridiculously awesome pink flamingo fabric…)
It came! It came! My Quilts for Kids kit came! I got an interesting John Deere themed package that I’m going to call Tractor Love. I may try to make a few little hearts in free motion quilting. Well, I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, I still have to piece it! (And if you’ve been paying attention, I spend much more time buying and cutting fabric than actually piecing and finishing quilts!) But I have to finish this one. This is my jump start project. I am forced to finish it, then I’ll have the juices flowing to finish up others. Plus, it isn’t too huge, I think the kit makes a lap size quilt, perfect for little hands.