Just taking a few moments for quilting can calm nerves. I can tell when I need to sit in front of the sewing machine and take a few moments for myself. So I finished the stars on my pillow for my daughter's MIL for her front porch that will go on her bench.
I have some other friends who also love red, white and blue.
The church that Rich and I attend is called "A Place in Time" in Pembroke Pines, FL, a very small church and has only been around for about five years. They have a few ministries that they work on and with some other churches and community organizations in the area. One of the founding members, Trisha has cancer and goes locally for chemo. So, we have put together a gift bag called "Gifts of Love" for other people who also has chemo. In each bag there are items like: Lip balm, mouth wash, wipes, mints, lotion for the skin, a blanket to cover up with because it can get cold, along with some other necessary items. When I was diagnosed with cancer 19 years ago, I use a notebook for things like- questions, feelings, appointments or whatever came to mind. So I thought why not add a notebook to the "Gift of Love bag. I was working on one for an upcoming swap I'm doing with a group online. Here is the one I did for the swap, a needlebook also goes with it, will add that later.
This will look so great in other fabric, some masculine, some for younger people, will have to come back and see what I come up with. Hoping this will bring some sense in a stressful time in someone's life.
A friend from our Wed Bee group (Cabin Branch Quilter's, Virginia) gave it to one of the girls,
who in turn gave it to me.
She knew I love hexie's, all the pieces are hand pieced. I didn't know that you can put hexie's together by sewing them together on your machine, may have to try that later. I am slowly finishing this quilt (slowly).
This is what I work on when sitting and needing something to do.
If you are hand piecing something I hope you will leave a comment.
In another note, we are surviving the summer heat and the days of rain last week. Yesterday was a gorgeous day. This morning was so nice, you could sit outside with a cool breeze and enjoy it.
Now, that I am almost settled, I will tell you about the Liebster Blog Award, that I was given!
I want to send a huge THANK YOU to Nikki over at www.adventuresofabeginnersewer.wordpress.com
on nominating me way back in April. This award is given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers, by other bloggers. It helps them showcase their blog and get the word out about it.
And helps promote encouragement in the world of bloggers.
Nikki, asked me five questions, so here goes.
1. Do you have a favorite sewing or knitting skill?
Knitting, what's that? I don't knit, can't wrap my mind around that. I don't have a favorite sewing or quilting skill, I want to learn them all so I know how to do them. But, my favorite quilting (Art) technique, hands down is Applique. On cotton or wool.
2. Why do you like it?
Applique can make things look so different just by adding different stitches, beads and found objects.
3. How did you learn to sew or knit?
I can remember my Mom teaching me to sew clothes on my grandmothers Singer sewing machine (which I still have today), she also taught me to quilt. On Tuesdays, growing up was Quilt day at the church and we would go spend the whole day. I would sit under the quilts and cut out templates from cereal boxes, this was before starting kindergarten. I still take classes or go online to learn.
4. What is your favourite time of year?
That has changed during the years and as I have gotten older.
But, WINTER with snow is my time of year.
5. What do you like about it?
It is my renewing time. It is time to start new, clean.
Do not like the hot or humid weather.
Thank You for stopping by. I will post the 5 blogs that I nominate in my next post.