Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Five Delivered, One More Finished

Last Thursday, Mr. Muddling and I delivered these five quilts to the USO at the local airport. My friend Sandy made the top two and I made the other three. We wanted to get some there soon, because some of the volunteers got a little generous and gave all but two of the ones we'd taken before away to service members! We do not mind at all, we make them to be enjoyed, but they still need some to stay there at the center.

Last night I finished this one and it will go in the next batch. As you can see it is chicken approved.

Deb, I used your fabric for a backing again.  It is so bright and pretty it just makes me happy. I hope it will make soldiers happy, too. Thanks again for sharing!

Just look at all that crinkly snuggleness!
On Monday Mr. Muddling made this new and improved larger ironing board for me. He cut plywood and bolted it to the top of the old ironing board and I covered it with batting and this bright orange fabric. It looks right at home, doesn't it! I'm pretty sure it is going to make my life a lot easier. Mr. Muddling is ALL that!

There has been canning of figs going on here. My mother and siblings all enjoy fig preserves and I am glad to share! Yummmmmmm!

And yes, I've had another idea. Well, several actually, but I am going to try to finish the other two that are mostly a quilt top before I jump too far off the diving board.

It is very hot here, and dry again. But this is Houston in the Summer and that is just what you can expect. Thank God for air conditioning, that's all I have to say about it!  Of course it's also a very good excuse to stay inside and sew.

I do hope you are having a lovely week doing lots of things that make you happy. Because I love you!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love that great secondary pattern that your new quilt idea makes -- two simple blocks that look so much more sophisticated. Love seeing your USO quilts -- you two sweeties!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You are going to love that big ironing surface. I covered a 30" x 60" table with batting and fabric and I wonder now how I got along without it.

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, you have been a busy lady. Those are absolutely beautiful. You sure have such a generous heart and I know there's going to be some very happy folks. I love your ironing board and you'll put it to good use. It's been hot and dry here till last night and we finally got some much needed rain for the gardens, etc. I've thought about you alot and how hot it can get. Stay cool my friend. I love you too. xo

Karen S said...

What a gorgeous group of quilts you have delivered. Very impressive.
Love the new one, too, and the bright backing.
The next one with the 9 patch and pinwheels looks very interesting.
You must have a good supply of figs. We had a tree at another home and it had a lot of fruit but the wildlife always got there first.

Margaret Stickland said...

Vibrant colours from a Vibrant gifted lady, what else can I say? Down Under in Geelong it has hovered around 8c today with winds that would knock a person of 8k down. Spell check doesn't like the way we spell colours, your English leaves the U out. Blessings to all Margaret