Sunday, July 30, 2017

I am ready for some changes...

I am married to a school teacher
and I use to substitute teach for years.
Many folks set New Years goals in
January, but in our household, new plans 
and goals start with the new school year.
(which is mid August)

I am ready for some changes.

I am excited to create and sew and knit

I need to make some health changes too.


I am enrolled in a weight loss-get healthy
program starting in August through a
local hospital. It is not surgery, but classes
to learn how to eat healthy and exercise.

I am setting some sewing-creating goals too.

To start off, using up bags and bags (and bags)
of scraps. I was saving them for a friend, but
she changed her mind and I already had them
cut in usable sizes, so

I started sewing blocks to be used in
charity-comfort quilts for our local
Family shelter and Police department.

It is almost an addiction, once you get started.
I began with the 1.5 inch strips and have
worked my way through the bags.

I have many, many more to sew.....

My local quilt group has a yearly bingo
party. Everyone donates quilt-sewing items
for the prizes. This year, I won a 
quilt frame.

I will be setting it up for some Fall and
Winter hand quilting...when the weather
cools down.

This weeks goals:

Sew on binding on Be My Neighbor quilt
Finish binding by hand sewing it
Sew more comfort blocks.

Today, for my Sunday Slow Stitching,
I am going to work on one of my
unfinished needlepoint projects.

What are you creating?


Maxine Lesline said...

Great idea to make blocks of little scraps.. to later assemble into a quilt for charity.. no block quite the same. .. a win-win. Addictive stuff.

Deb A said...

Great idea to make a few plans this time of the year. Sounds like you have a great plan ahead - I too need to get back to a more healthy eating and living plan starting this week. Enjoy the binding stitches and love those scrappy blocks.

Anonymous said...

Those blocks are gonna make someone's day! What a wonderful way to share!

Anne Ida said...

Oh how wonderful you're turning those scraps into serviceable quilts that will make someone out there very happy! Way to go!

CathieJ said...

I love that you are using those scraps to make charity quilts. Congrats on winning the quilt frame.

Quilter Kathy said...

Sounds like all good changes are coming :)
Can't wait to see how that frame works out for your winter projects.
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Sarah said...

You sound very determined to make positive changes, well done you! Nice use of those scraps to!