* Zion Woman's Club luncheon on Tuesday (entertainment by a barbership quartet).
* Quilt guild party on Wednesday. There was some panic that afternoon when we found out that another organization had scheduled the township meeting room until 6 p.m. The committee expected to get in to set up at 5:00 and the caterer planned to come at 5:30. In the end we lost only a half hour. We have some now-traditional activities at the holiday party -- a fat quarter exchange (actually bundles of four fat quarters), door prizes (quilty gift items) (tickets given to those who brought canned goods for the township food pantry), and a Christmas block exchange (each participant makes one 12" block).
* AAUW board meeting on Thursday (a week later than usual due to Thanksgiving), which I hosted. Being hostess spurred me to get all the Christmas decorations out.
On Saturday evening we joined friends from Rotary at the Carthage College Christmas concert . It's held in the college chapel and features all the choirs and the orchestra. There's a buffet dinner beforehand. The chapel was filled -- perhaps 1,000 people. The music is magnificent!
On Monday afternoon I went to Buttons and Bolts to help work on the guild's 2016 raffle quilt. We're doing a Judy Niemeyer pattern which is quite involved.
At home: I pulled out a flimsy to quilt. I made a pieced backing, contemplated it, and decided I didn't like it. What to do? In this case, I set it aside. No use stressing over the backing for a scrappy quilt that does not have a deadline or a destination!
I was more productive with these two projects.
I made 20 ornaments (3 x 4, approx.) to take to the United Methodist Women's luncheon this coming Thursday.
These scrappy strip blocks are my entry in this month's Block Lotto . They are 5 x 18-1/2, unfinished.
I'm linking up with
Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday)
Love Laugh Quilt
Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework (Oh, Scrap!)
Have a great week, everyone!