Flinging about -- it was a week of holiday parties. Monday: P.E.O. potluck and seasonal sock exchange. Tuesday: Zion Woman's Club holiday meeting (with a white elephant exchange). Wednesday: Quilt Guild holiday dinner. We had an ornament exchange, a fat quarter exchange, and a White Elephant exchange.
Somehow I have become the "passing game" chairman. At each of the events I read "Twas the Night RIGHT Before Christmas." There were rights and lefts aplenty in the poem to mix up the gift-passing.
|Cardinals in the Pines|
Saturday evening Stevens and I enjoyed the Lake County Symphony Orchestra concert. Master dulcimer player Charles Brown composed a piece specificially for the orchestra. Our seats were perfect to see Brown's hands as he played. Wow!
Sunday afternoon the Zion Woman's Club hosted a holiday tea at Shiloh House which was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The tea was a benefit for Zion-Benton Children's Services. That agency provides dental care for children from low-income families.
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I flung more than at social events and white elephants!
I sent four quilts to Robert Kaufman Co. in Los Angeles. They are collecting quilts to give to the victims of the California fires.
If you read the post right before this you saw the vintage hankies that were flung to me on Thursday.
The biggest fling was totally unexpected. On Saturday afternoon I'd just gotten home from the AAUW luncheon. I got a message that fabric had been donated to the guild and could be picked up at the township center before 4 p.m. (It was the guild's UFO workshop day.) Why not? I arrived at 3:45. Shar explained that she'd been contacted by the family of a woman who'd been a prolific quilter until she had a stroke that confined her to a nursing home. Some guild members had taken some things but there was a lot left. I said I didn't want to be greedy, but I'd make it all disappear. Shar was relieved. She did not want to take it home.
Left: 30+ books, mostly early 2000's, some that I've had, some new-to-me. (And one that I'd recently purchased after tracking it down on Amazon!)
Right: patterns, a few notions, and kits.
THE FABRIC! ! ! ! The stack on the right is all homespuns. The bags on the top are filled with fat quarters. There were four ecru FQs that I can put to use right away in Good Fortune. Mostly browns and golds, very rich tones. I weighed it. 68 pounds. That's 272 yards! Good Fortune, indeed.
All I want to do now is fold, refold, and file -- but first I have to make the bookshelf quilt. The recipient's retirement party is December 19.
Monday link ups:
Quiltville Mystery Monday
Moving It Forward
Design Wall Monday