....is I Quilt for Fun?
Good question. And an even better question when I look at the last two weeks, is what have I been doing? At first, I thought -- nothing. Then I decided it was more than nothing but two weeks of retirement is a lot of "free time" -- even with a part-time volunteer job.
1. I have finally quilted this behemoth. Hurray -- and the binding is sewn on -- just not sewn down. So good to see Sadie Gammill again.
3. I have started to learn to needle felt. Thus far -- I have managed to make this cute "itsy bitsy" pincushion that has a center of incredible alpaca -- donated by my friend at Talotam Hollow.
6. I have quilted one donation quilt for the hospital and made two other donation baby quilts that need quilting.
7. Somehow, I have managed to make a complete and total mess of my quilting room -- I mean a mess! I decided to adopt two rather large bags of scraps that were being auctioned at our local guild in order to raise money for Salvation Army Angel tree. I am not sure why I think I have to save all the scraps in the world. Some of these will go to Goodwill -- but you have to go through all of them and salvage what you can!
8. I've managed to watch a little of the US Open -- not nearly enough to suit me. I'm hoping next week will bring more time to enjoy the last major of the season. The downside is that this requires listening to John McEnroe and Brad Gilbert commentate (pontificate). Sometimes I am sure my ears are going to bleed if they keep talking!
9. Last - and certainly not least, I spent one HOT HOT HOT day in the garage in order to make some tough decisions, organize a bunch of stuff, move a few things in the house that need further attention -- all because it was time to get Mr Iquiltforfun's car in the garage -- it has been almost two years since we moved and it seemed like time! We did it!
I hope you have all kinds of fun things planned for this long US holiday and next week -- can't wait to see where the winds of creativity blow. How about you?