Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekly update: winnings, THE wedding, and OMG part D

It was cool but sunny on Friday for the Rotary Golf Outing at Shepherd's Crook in Zion. This is our club's major money-maker.  We hope to net over $25,000 to fund international and local projects. (We award $12,000 each in college scholarships to Zion-Benton Township H.S. graduates --  $144,000 so far.)

We are among the major sponsors (and we also get a hole sponsorship sign).  I donated a quilt to the live auction and two tote bags with books to the bucket raffle.  The woman who got the quilt has been the successful bidder in previous years. I posted a picture of the two tote bags last week.

I won the heads-or-tails coin toss -- $70!  That paid for the raffle tickets I bought ($60) with some left over.  I also won a basket with 10 Kaffe fat quarters, an Ott Light, and a rotary cutter.  (I actually needed a rotary cutter and of course I won't turn down fabric, especially Kaffe.)

On Saturday Stevens and I made a quick trip to Sheboygan, WI, for the Rotary District 6440 Awards Luncheon.  (Left at 9 a.m., got home at 4 p.m.) The Green Bag Project sponsored by our club won the annual Community Service Award.

But that was after The Big Event of the weekend.

I don't usually quilt at 5:30 on Saturday morning, but that's what I was doing while (whilst) watching the royal wedding. Wasn't it wonderful?  (And Bishop Curry's rousing sermon on the redemptive power of love was surely unlike any other preaching in St. George's Chapel at Windsor!)

I finished the project you see in the wedding-watch photo. It is Part D of my May One Monthly Goal -- a tote bag for the chair of the P.E.O. committee that I serve on.   P.E.O.'s flower is the marguerite, or daisy. The daisies are made from the same pattern as the mug rugs I wrote about last week.  There are three daisies on the other side and one daisy on the inside pocket -- seven daisies for P.E.O.'s seven founders.

All the tote bags I've made lately have been narrow and tall.  I need to make them wider and shorter. (Note to self!)

I'm ready to start something new.  Hmm.....

I'm linking up with other bloggers:
Oh, Scrap!
Moving it Forward
 Monday Making
Design Wall Monday


  1. A busy weekend for you, but well worth it.

    The photo of the bag caught my eye. I love it.


  2. You've had quite an exciting week! Congrats on your winnings!!! Love the tote bag.

  3. I love the little daisies on the cute tote!

  4. Congrats on your win! Really fun daisies there. I watched bits and pieces only of the wedding, but caught up all the fashion and beauty on IG. My husband taped the wedding but I haven't had the chance to watch it yet.

  5. You did very well with your winnings! Lucky you! That's a very pretty tote you finished. I'm sure she will like it!


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