Monday, June 29, 2020
Weekly update: estate sale treasures, churn dashes, and OMG complete and upcoming
This was a week of virtual conventions. I confess that I let most of the hours of programming pass me by -- Rotary, American Library Association -- just too much to keep track of. I did manage to participate in two ALA committee meetings. I tuned into the message from the outgoing and incoming presidents of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, as well as the AAUW-IL year-end wrap up. Meanwhile, Facebook had an Alpha Gam Stay at Home Convention. It was great fun to connect with so many sisters. I haven't been to an Alpha Gamma Delta convention since 2004 since it usually overlaps with ALA.
I needed five more tomato cages. I went to three stores and found none.
There were two estate sales in town on Friday and I got EIGHT tomato cages for $1 at one of them -- and for $88 more I got a sturdy maple side table,
(Package boasts of 190-count -- what a contrast to today's ultra high-count sheets. Remember when percale sheets cost more than muslin sheets?)
batik placemats (4) and napkins (8) with the Singapore label still attached,
two screen-print runners (actually uncut napkins),
and 42 hankies.
Some of the hankies still had labels. Did the "handkerchief of the month" really ship just one hankie at a time?
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In the studio:
My June One Monthly Goal was to set the blocks for Shelter in Place. I did that. I pieced the back and delivered it all to the long-arm quilter.
I've begun blocks for the wedding quilt. They're 15" and I plan to make 25. With sashing and borders, 88"-90" square. The bride asked for deep blue, emerald green, and gray. Of course I'm interpreting that liberally and scrappily.
Both the Stashbusters and HeartStrings groups are having block drives in memory of our friend Marianne. Here are 9" churn dashes ("anything goes") for the SB project.
Linking up with
OMG June Finish
Design Wall Monday