Sunday, December 8, 2019

Weekly updates: tote bags, counter tops and frolics (holiday and quilting)

The tote bags I made for the school children in Nepal have been delivered.  My friend Margaret, who supports the school and asked if I could help out, sent this photo of the kids.  It was taken by the school's U.S. coordinator. (The sign says, "Thank you dear Nann Hilyard.")

[For those who are interested in the school and the parent organization: Impact Schools ]

The counter tops were installed Friday.   I had no idea there were so many choices for faucets until I had to choose one.  (The first one I sort of liked was $1400.  The second one I sort of liked was for a bar sink.  I finally found one that I can live with and that fit the budget.)   My next decision is knobs and pulls.  (The place with the faucets had a big selection. I asked the price of one. $13.00. Each.  Our new cabinets require 52 in all.  I will shop further.)

The first week of each month is meeting-filled and this week that meant holiday gatherings.  Monday: P.E.O. with a potluck and the annual Christmas sock exchange.  We also collected socks and underwear for a local agency.

The Zion Woman's Club holiday party was at noon on Tuesday.  We had a white elephant swap. (I gave a half dozen linen dishtowels from my stash. I got a small autumn dried flower arrangement.)

The Northern Lake County Quilters Guild party was a catered dinner on Wednesday  The guild has several holiday traditions -- a fat quarter bundle exchange (sets of four packaged however you'd like), an ornament exchange (handmade or not), and a white elephant swap. (I gave more dishtowels and I got....hmmm, I can't recall!)
Siebert Chapel at Carthage

Stevens and I joined fellow Rotarians for dinner on Friday evening prior to the  Carthage College Christmas Festival .  The fellowship was great. The music was magnificent!

AAUW's holiday luncheon was Saturday.  The silent auction benefits our STEM scholarship.   This is when we draw the winner of the holiday quilt that I contribute. The raffle raised $430 for AAUW Funds.   Janet S. is the delighted winner of Stars of the Season.

The Lake County Symphony Orchestra concert was Saturday evening.  The program had a variety of  serious and popular works.

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I had a little time to sew during all of this holiday whirl.

Here is Frolic, part 2.  I'm grateful that Bonnie made this clue an easy one.

Half of my OMG for December was to make four book blocks for a group quilt for the 2020 ALA auction. I could not stop at four, as you can see.

I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at
  Oh, Scrap!
 Monday Making
Design Wall Monday

P.S.  Did you know that Shari Lewis, the puppeteer, was also a conductor?


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Those book blocks are fun. I can see why you made many. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

cityquilter grace said...

well sounds like you have very good taste in faucets and hardware...and whew what a week!

Bonnie said...

Amazingly busy week. But everything sounded fun. This week is my "over" busy week. But I'll still have time to squeeze in some stitching. Mostly machine embroidery.

Lcrrkhs said...

OK are there instructions for those book blocks?

Also, I join PEO tonight!

Preeti said...

The star quilt is fabulous but your smile is priceless.
The book blocks are cute. I can see that they are addictive too :-)

Cathy said...

Thanks for that whirlwind tour through your week. I'm tired now.

Nice to see more of those book blocks. Those were fun. I need to make more of them for a couple of kiddo quilts.

That was a sweet pic of the Nepal children and what a special thank you.

Shasta Matova said...

What a sweet thank you note in the form of a photo. Well deserved for all your sweetness and generosity, Nann. Those book blocks are so cute!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Awesome quilts, fabulous events. SEW glad that you are enjoying the Holiday season, Nann!!