I am very surprised that I am so organized for Christmas, especially as I'm going to be overseas in 10 days time and still have things to prepare for the trip. However I thought that I probably had time to just get a few more quilt tops finished so that they can be given to the needy for Christmas. I sent off another 6 quilts today and they'll be just in time for Christmas. I took a close-up of the first top to show how cleverly the quilter had used even the narrowest strings. It reminds me of the Lego quilt that is being shown on some blogs recently and Tonya from Lazy Gal Quilting has instructions for the quilt, based on an antique version. It is a great way to use up even those tiny slivers of fabric.
The other lovely quilts were all donated and the last one was I think a tablecloth originally but I took it apart and quilted it as it will get more use as a quilt.
Ulla said that she was sorry not to have done more and yet she sent some wonderful donations which were much appreciated and very unexpected as she lives on the other side of the world in Finland. I love the way that Blog Land allows us to connect and share our quilting stories.
I'm glad that I took some time off for family after the last quilt delivery as I feel renewed and ready to tackle to pile of tops and blocks again. On my other blog I'm also going to feature some of the blogs I read in case you need some inspiration over the holiday season. I'm going to Hong Kong and China with our youngest daughter and will document our travels on my other blog. I'll post more photos here when I return and get back into production again. I also need to add an update on the total number of donations for the year.
I hope you're all enjoying the holidays and taking time for family and you.
Hugs, Jan Mac
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