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Sunday, November 23, 2014

DWM: Care Bags and ornaments

I finished 100 tote bags for the Care Bags For Kids Foundation.  The 13"x14" ditty bags are filled with with hygiene supplies for children in crisis. This year's bags used up some home dec fabric, some denim and corduroy remnants, and other miscellaneous fabric from my Deep Stash.

For the 11 years I was at ZBPL I made Christmas ornaments for the staff, trustees, and volunteers. I don't have to do that any longer, but I still have the habit.  Instead of 60 ornaments for library colleagues, I am making 25 ornaments for my friends in the United Methodist Women.  I have eight more to make and I need to attach hanging loops (embroidery floss). The luncheon is December 11 so I will be finished in plenty of time. The pattern is by Katrina Rosser. You can find it here.

I pieced the backing for this quilt and hope to finish it this week. (Only one daytime meeting this week and only one evening obligation (the ecumenical Thanksgiving service Wednesday) = quilting time!)

Am I the only quiltmaker who is as yet undecided about participating in the Quiltville mystery that begins on Friday?

See what other folks are up to at Judy's Patchwork Times .


  1. Thanks for sharing the link to the ornament pattern; I need a small gift idea. And, no, you are not alone on the BH mystery. I have decided to download the pattern as it is revealed, but to spend that time finishing one of my other unfinished BH projects -- Celtic Solstice and/or Smith Mountain Morning.

  2. Oh, my. You have been a busy lady. What wonderful projects. I'm going to play along with Bonnie this year but I'm not as enthused as I was when she did Roll Roll Cotton Bole. I'm hoping it's another good one like that. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I made that little ornament at retreat in Oct. I'm off the fence having decided to not do it. I need to finish Easy Street before I start any more big Bommie projects. I'm going to enjoy the chatter on the yahoo group and not stress about the quilt. I have several tops lined up to quilt.


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