"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Friday, May 28, 2021

Hands To Help 2021

 This years edition of Hands to Help is finishing up this month.  I was able to send off 4 quilts to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids in Logan Utah this year.   They are a group that helps support low income families with kids and foster kids.   This year they wanted small quilts.

This was the first of two from my mom's stash of quilt stuff.  Approximately 40" square.
Second one from my mom's stash.  Another one about 40" square.
From my stash of quilts, made years ago and then just stashed away.  blocks were pp'd on tissue paper and made from scraps.  Approximate size of locks was 8", so yes some of them have what seemed like a bazillion pieces as I was making them and then tearing the paper out.   All were different patterns.
Another one from my stash made years ago.  Leftover swap blocks from a long ago swap were used to make it.  

I'm glad to be able to have had a place to send these where they'll be used and someone will enjoy them, instead of them just sitting in a tote in my house.


1. That the mess with unemployment seems to be straightened out (now to see if they actually pay next week when I request payment)

2. That the realtor didn't give a list of unreasonable demands on what I need to do here in the house to get it ready to go on the market in June.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Scrap-Happy May 2021

 This past month was another one where I did not get a lot of sewing in at all, and most of what was done was on projects for others and not from scraps.

However, I did start cutting up this box of scraps I received a couple of yrs ago from friends.   Grandma V did a lot of sewing in her life and had collected scraps.   currently I'm cutting them up into 6", 3",  and 2" finished squares, and 2" finished strips that I'll put into multiple quilt tops later.   I plan to give the finished quilts back to the family in memory of their sweet Grandma V.

These this collection of blocks and squares came from the scraps of the shirts I used for 13 memory bears back in 2019.  I cut the sleeves, leftovers from the body, and the yokes to cut 6" and 3" finished squares.   I made the 4 patches from the smaller blocks and lots of 3" WOW squares that I'd cut yrs ago when dealing with scraps.     Shirt labels were included in the small blocks.   And the large ones have the sleeve plackets included in them.

I'm aiming to make 3 tops from this bunch of blocks and they'll be going to my niece who had ordered the bears made.

Click on the links below to see what everyone has done this month:

1. Safe travels to/from Phoenix as I dealt with getting probate started for part of my mom's estate

2. For unemployment starting to pay again