Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Letters, Quilts, and Sewing Adventures
Woman Writing Letters by Charles Dana Gibson
Letters and Quilts
According to Positive Thinking magazine, the week of January 6 through 12 is Letter Writing Week. When is the last time you received a real letter? I don’t mean someone’s annual Christmas letter but a real, honest-to-goodness handwritten letter? I miss receiving those, don’t you?
Today I’m handwriting a letter to our youngest grandchild telling her how much we love her and the story behind her doll quilts. Since I promised to make two quilts, here’s the second one I made yesterday. This one uses what I call “cheater fabric” as the little squares are already there. I just layered the fabric front with batting and a cotton backing, quilted around each little square, and then sewed on the binding.
Finn and Donk’s Sewing Adventure
Kelli of Africankelli and Finny of Finny Knits have announced their new 2008 sew-along entitled Finn and Donk’s Sewing Adventure. Our first project will be the Button Scarf from the book chosen for our 2008 projects: Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects by Jocelyn Worrall.
I’m looking forward to this new year of challenges and hope lots of you join in the fun. We learn so much from each other.