Meet Steffan, my 2011 Mazda 3. He replaced my poor, beat up 2003 Grand Am (whom I will miss dearly, she and I spent the better part of a decade together!)
Steffan is going to make a road trip in two weeks, and I’m really excited about it. My husband and I have been going up and over to Pentwater Michigan now for six years. This year, I will be driving Steffan instead of the hub driving his 2005 Mazda 6. It’s still in very good shape, just needs a tune up, and well, I told him I was driving, and that is that. lol
In years past I’ve been resigned to doing what everyone else wants to do, becase I didn’t have a car with me, and trying to drive the 6 is like pulling teeth, the hub doesn’t like anyone driving his car. (Plus it rides funny, it isn’t as sporty as I’m used to) =P
I’ll have to make a little game of it, and take pictures of Steffan near landmarks! It will be a fantastic good time!
In other news, last week was Vacation Bible School at my church. Man, was that a lot of work! I am so glad it’s over! The kids had so much fun, and that is all that matters. I now have time to myself again! I will have to hurry up and quilt the John Deere quilt to send back to quilts for kids.
Here is the beginning of my Quilts for Kids quilt with a John Deere theme.
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.
Just a quick little update before I try to get some real sleep tonight…
First, my shiny new washer and dryer
And some of the pinks, oranges, and yellows sewn into the beginning of my chevron quilt.
Woohoo! Tomorrow is Friday!
I am super excited! I opened my e-mail, read my blog subscription from Make It and Love It (link will take you to Ashley’s post)…
Long story short, they just did a post on Quilts for Kids. It’s put on by Downy, and lots and lots of volunteers.
You go to the site, request a kit, and you are sent pre-cut pieces to make a quilt! Sew a bunch of straight lines, buy some batting and assemble, then pay to mail it back! Voila! A kid in the hospital will have a snuggly, handmade quilt from you! I didn’t know, but apparently most kids are in a situation where they can’t have something to comfort them from home such as a blankie or stuffed animal, but they can have a freshly washed, handmade with love quilt. =)
I requested two kits, they said allow 1-2 weeks for processing and shipping! *jumps up and down*