Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of Year Finishes

It's time to wind down for donation quilts now it's the end of the year but I managed to get just one more finished first. I posted off a large box of 14 quilts for the needy last week and I am making the last delivery of 5 quilts to the local women's refuge tomorrow. This means I donated 104 quilts for the year. It's not as many as previous years but the need wasn't as great due to a welcome decrease in natural disasters, although the need for quilts for the less fortunate members of our communities never decreases.
 I have made a conscious effort to also work on my projects so that I don't burn out with the quilts I donate. I'm working on getting the balance right between making quilts for the family, or even to ones I want to make because I want the challenge of piecing a more complex design, as well as making quilts to donate.
Of course I will always think I should have made more to donate but I'll have to be happy with focusing on what is achieved rather than what I didn't get done. There's always next year!
I just want to thank all of you for your ongoing generous donations which made it possible to bring some comfort to 104 needy people this year. The kindness of your gifts is what is most appreciated by the recipients. I hope you all have a blessed and peaceful Christmas and  Happy New Year.
 I'm taking January off from the donation quilts but will get back into them again when we return in February.
Love and hugs, Jan Mac


  1. Wishing you and your Family a Wonderful Christmas and A Happy and Healthy 2013..

    Once again you have done a fabulous job this year Jan..


  2. Good on you Jan, and you should never feel guilty that you haven't done enough! I feel bad enough because I didn't follow through with what I wanted to send you before Xmas. I've got the patchwork stockings and a bag of wool sitting here to be posted. (Along with other stuff that should have been posted to various people over the past got in the way). Guess I can put the stockings away till next year, but I'll definitely send you the wool sometime soon!
    All the best to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and a safe peaceful New Year.

  3. You do a fantastic job Jan! Have a wonderful safe and happy CHristmas with family and friends and enjoy your time to create for yourself. Happy quilting Sue SA.

  4. Have a great holiday Jan! You are such an inspiration with all that you do for the needy in our communities :-)

  5. Jan I am in awe of your generosity & productivity. You are a treasure and your community and country are very fortunate to have you. From Arizona, Merry Christmas for you and your family.