Wednesday, November 18, 2015


My friend Sandy and I made a little trip to the airport yesterday to deliver another batch of quilts to the USO for their lounge there. I do not have pictures of them all. We only decided at the last minute to take four other quilts. The bottom right picture in the collage above is one that I made earlier. That one did not go, but one very like it that Sandy made. I did not get a picture of hers.  Seven of the quilts we took were originally intended for a different charity, but they went to the USO instead. The very sweet volunteer yesterday said they give a lot of the ones we make to the soldiers to take with them, and that makes us very happy!

There is still plenty growing in our own back yard, and we are so glad!

Two cats, three dogs and a parakeet.  Looks like they have a pretty good life, doesn't it!

On my design wall are some quarter square triangles. Just playing, for now.

How sweet is this! My friend Wanda sent me this vintage postcard. I don't know if you can see the writing at the bottom, but he is asking the chicken, "Did you lay 'dis egg?"

This quilt came back for a little renovation. It was made for our dear pastor a little over two and half years ago. Since then, some of the names I had sewn into this quilt had moved out of her life and I volunteered to move those names off her quilt. Mission accomplished! Sometimes, when things end, it's just better to get all traces gone.

I am still working on this flannel quilt for our bed. Mr. Muddling has ordered a warm one, and this one will certainly be that. I'm still adding borders. 

Next week is Thanksgiving. We had thought my sister Sue and her husband would be joining us from Colorado, but he has had a rotator cuff injury and his doctor does not want him to make that long drive, even if Sue did most of the driving. I'm sorry. But we will still have plenty of people and food and fun. Maybe they can make it next year.

Thanksgiving is good, but you know - every day is a day to be thankful. God has been so good to us all, if we only stop and take the time to realize it!

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

My Goodness. Such contented furry friends at your house! Cute card : )
Beautiful quilts, all of them. I'm sure they will bring warmth and comfort to those that receive them.
Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving, dear. And hope your brother-in-law's rotatory cuff surgery is successful. I've heard that's a tricky surgery.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How nice that some of the soldiers get to take one of the quilts home with them. I love Thanksgiving, but you're so right ... every day is a day to be thankful.

Thimbleanna said...

I love that the USO passes on some of your wonderful quilts Elaine -- that's fantastic! And your animal pictures are so sweet -- indeed, they all have a wonderful life!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks so nice to see growing season continuing. We're expecting our first snowstorm this weekend. No growing here.

Connie said...

How thoughtful of you to make so many quilts as gifts. It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is so near already. This time of year the clock just seems to speed up a bit. Have a blessed T Day.

Karen S said...

It is so wonderful that you know how much the quilts you donate are really appreciated. Congratulations on the great work you and your friends do.
Yes, your animals do look very content in your home. And they are very lucky!!
The flannel quilt sounds like it will be very snug and warm.