Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Well, I 've working diligently at the project our church group is going to be working on in a few weeks. Our first project is "cool ties" for the troops in Irag and Afghanistan. Mostly what I'm doing is making samples of them so the parishioners get to see what we're doing, but also so maybe they will donate fabric (not that I can't use my own stash, which was the original goal-thank you Stashbusters), thread, and also...(drumroll)... dare I say, MONEY?? Yeah, okay, I'm expending my $$ so far, but I'm such a fabricholic that I'm trying to stay OUT OF the fabric stores, because I inevitably find something for me. My new plan is to sell them (colorful ones of course, since the soldier's ones will be in camouflage prints) for $6.00 each. My DH doesn't look inside the sewing closet, and I suppose since it's all in boxes/tubs, he wouldn't know what's in what (thank God!), but when I die, the kids will know where their inheritance went. LOL... I've posted a picture of the 'ties' .
The next project will be pillowcases for the kids having chemo treatments, so they can take something colorful home. We make them with no raw edges showing and no stitches on the edge fabric (hidden).... for now, off to work!


Greenmare said...

I can so relate to not quilting because I'm checking out blogs! the blog monstor just sucks me right in! but that's how I found yours, and I love those woven table runners! I wish I could see how they are done, they are sooooooo intriguing!

Mary said...

Nancy, We're not activity sending quilts now to Kansas. We sent over 60 at the time of the tornado to the Haviland church that was sheltering victims. They're no longer sheltering them although the church told Sue that as long as quilts arrived they would make sure they got to recipients.

Typically the HeartStrings quilts are donated to local charities. From time to time I expect we will have instances like Kansas where we'll send quilts as a group.

This month we'll be sending several quilts and tops to Quilts of Valor - qovf.org following our WI/MN area sew-in tomorrow.

I hope this helps - if not you can contact me by email.

Thanks, Mary