Over at quiltinggallery.com, they are doing a quilt block drive for the victims of hurricane Sandy. More crafty people are needed to assemble log cabin quilt blocks and send them in! Go here for the registration and instructions.
I may not be a host stop on the Party Hop, but I have been stopping by every blog and entering to win! Go to http://quiltinggallery.com/quilting-fun/blog-hop-participants-08-2012.asp to find the list of who is partying along with the Quilting Gallery.
Edit: The sweet blogger from http://basildonkitchens.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/quilters-blog-hop-party-with-give-aways/ just came by to comment, and she is on the party hop! Go visit her first!!! =)
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.
So I got home from work and decided that I wanted to hang my hooks for necklaces. I’m pretty handy (when I want to be) and here is my hooks, and the earring holder I made for myself. The little white hooks came from Big Lots for $3 and also came in black or brown with silver hooks.
You like my pretty blue walls? I’m proud of the Hub, he picked it out himself.
And then here is fabric that I bought, intending them all to go together, but looking at them again, some are too bold for the others…
Some are floral, some are plaid, and some are just cute patterns. If you have a good quilt pattern in mind, I’m all ears!
craftsy.com sends me a daily deals e-mail, and boy, would my husband be upset with me if I took advantage of that! I thought I’d pass along some of the awesomeness that gets into my inbox. Remember, it’s a daily deal, so tomorrow they’re going to be different!
Today is a day of observations. (I spent most of my day photographing Take Your Child To Work Day at Asahi) I have a feeling that this will not be the last in my “Musings” series, so I’m calling it Volume 1.
We had 40+ children come to work with their parents, all over the age of 8. The kids made up marketing plans, picked a mystery basket that had certain ingredients in it, and were told that they had to make their ice cream sound the best. The kids came up with some great schemes. They were all little sellers. All profits went to our local charity we support, the Family Impact Center. They made about $100 at $1 a bowl of ice cream.
They were quiet and respectful of the rules we imposed upon them, kept themselves busy during lunch down time, and hawked their little hearts out when people came out from the plant to buy ice cream. We had visitors from Japan at the office, and our President gave them each a ticket to get ice cream. They seemed delighted and a little overwhelmed by the scene before them. (Imagine groups of 7 children in bright yellow shirts, holding up signs and yelling about how much better their toppings are) It was quite a spectacle. I promise to post pictures just as soon as I can get them off of my camera. (Tonight is quilting at a friend’s church, but I’ll try! If all else fails, I’m home tomorrow so I’ll try to get some sewing and blogging done.)
You know, it’s funny- when you buy a domain? People start seeing your blog. It’s been substantial for me. I don’t have a whole lot of followers, but people are consistently visiting my blog every day, and that is a helluva lot better than my free blogger account that I was lucky to get one view per month. Granted, I’m writing more, and trying to do a better job of it, but that’s because I’m paying real US currency to have this blog. Thank you for dropping by. =)
I’m working on being blonde. Wal-mart had John Freida hair foam for $11 and then there was a coupon for free shampoo or conditioner, so I got a no frizz conditioner and blonde hair foam for around $13 with tax. It was fantastic.
My friend Maya found me a machine match made in heaven. A friend of hers is looking to sell their $2000 sewing machine for a fraction of the cost, and baby, I’m cashing in! I am so excited! I am hoping to have new machine in hand by Sunday. Of course, I will take pictures. I’m using my poor Singer Simple today, it may be one of the last times I ever use it.
A few photos…
This is one of the happy little birds that I bought on my adventures Friday. You can’t see it really well, but there are large chunks of transluscent glitter all over him.
Cut pieces waiting to become pot holders
Sewing some of the Dresden Plate tops
Some of the pieces already sewn together