Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm late, I'm late!

Of course, on today of all days, I'm running late.  I'm supposed to be at the guild meeting in 10 minutes, and I'm supposed to bring this quilt that I've quilted for one of our members, but I haven't photographed it yet.  I try to keep an accurate record of the quilts I have quilted, and eventualy I will be organized enough to have thumbnails of the patterns as well as the name and number of the thread and batting -- all stored on paper right now.  But, as I said, I was supposed to hand this over today, and I still needed to photograph it.

The trouble is, DH is still sleeping.  That's pretty remarkable, given that he is usually up at 5:30 getting ready for work.  BUT!  Ever since he was laid off, we have been sleeping until whatever time we feel like it -- heady freedom! -- and he's exercising that privilege this morning.

I tiptoe into the bedroom with my camera and the quilt.  He's sawing the logs.  I lay the quilt down on the floor -- my neutral background -- and take pictures, complete with flash -- and still he slumbers.  I try to tell him I'm leaving now.  Nothing.  I tiptoe back out of the room, the sound of a buzz saw following me.

The good news is that I made it to the guild meeting in time.  It was only about 4 miles away, and I tend to have a lead foot down these country roads anyway.

Here's a little closeup of the quilting.  The fabrics were donated by Wish Upon A Quilt for our guild to make for Madeline's House.  This Disappearing Nine Patch will have its binding put on by its maker and then handed back to me to deliver to MH in the future.  Since the fabrics had Halloween motifs on them, I used a cute Halloween pantograph with witches hats, bats and pumpkins. 

Today I delivered another 16 quilts to Madeline's House.  That makes 46 so far.  In the next few weeks, various guild members will deliver several quilts to the Veterans' Hospital in Durham, NC and several more to the outpatient chemo unit at our local hospital.  We have been a BUSY guild this year!!!


  1. I really like the lime green in this quilt. It makes is sparkle. Your group picked a good charity to support. And the guilds around you doing the Veteran's Hospital and the Cemo Unit. Good work ladies.

  2. Actually, it's our guild that is doing all the quilting for those charities. We have three each year that we support, and they change from year to year. Last year we made a quilt for every single child in a local orphanage to have as his/her very own, as well as supporting the VA Hospital and the hospice locally.