"Our guild inherited a quilter's estate," Nancy S. told me. "I have boxes of her books in my garage and I need to get them out." I said I'd take them off her hands.
When I unpacked the boxes I counted 275 books plus a couple of patterns. The newest are from the early 2000's. Most are from the 1990's. Some of the how-to books predate the rotary cutter. (I like to look up the authors of those to see if they are still quilting. Some are.) There are exhibit catalogs and state quilt history books. I'm slowly going through them (many I own, or I once owned). I've already sold several. [If you're interested: $30, postpaid, for a medium-sized flat rate box containing 20-25 books -- potluck (no requests for the time being).]
The Whatchagot Box arrived. The swap is easy: send quilty stuff you no longer love ("what you've got") to one person and receive new-to-you stuff from another. I sent a box to Sharon earlier in the month. Corinne sent me this wonderful assortment of fabric (about 25 yds). I'm counting what I received as an even exchange for what I sent.
I may not give this to that sister. The reason?
It is large: 29 x 39. What if the recipient has no space to display it? If it were half that size, or even 2/3 that size . . .
I've turned my thoughts to making a lap quilt. I made one daisy block in purple, the January Rainbow Scrap Challenge color, and then got on to other projects. Last evening I cut petals out of fusible web and made three more blocks by the time the Brontes on Masterpiece ended.
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday
P.S. I finished physical therapy last Thursday. My right foot is back to its pre-surgery size and I've regained flexibility. I will have the left foot done later in 2017.