Friday, November 6, 2009

Sew & Tell Friday: Balancing Act

I can't believe it's already Sew & Tell Friday. What a week! I guess my biggest accomplishment was just surviving my first few days on the job at Hancock Fabrics. There's never a dull moment there, that's for sure. Busy, busy, busy! I don't think I've cut as much fabric in my lifetime as I cut this week. I'm enjoying the job so far, but one thing is clear, I won't have near the time to spend in my sewing room -- or on my blog, for that matter -- as I used to. (And don't even ask what my house looks like. LoL)

All things considered, I'm happy with what I did finish this week. I posted on Sunday about the fleece blankets I clipped and tied for our church blanket drive. Besides that, I also finished one more child's quilt top. This one is a bit larger than the one I finished last week, for a slightly older child:


Again, these were almost all donated fabrics, and I have enough left over to make at least one more quilt with these crazy sheep:


This morning, I mailed this and the top I finished last week to Margaret's Hope Chest for the Hope Squared project. I hope they reach their goal of 400 quilts for homeless children!

And that was my week. I have the weekend off and look forward to spending it (preferably relaxing) with my grandson. I need to tackle this wreck of a house before he arrives... I have meals to plan for next week... I have making Christmas gifts on my mind... I want to go see all the other finished projects posted at Amylouwho's blog... and, and, and...

I hope to find a balance for everything, one of these days. :o)

12 comments:

Diane said...

This is super cute and some child will be lucky to receive it! Love those crazy sheep!

Sew It Up! said...

Very honorable of you. The child who receives this quilt is a very lucky one. Way to go!

Leslie said...

great finish....sounds like a great new job, even though you are so busy. i dream of cutting fabric all day long....

Catherine said...

You've done so well to get another quilt done and for a great cause too. Sounds like you have every quilters dream job but I guess balance is going to be the key.

ktquilts said...

Yay!! Love the idea of giving quilts to needy children. Hoping to get in on that in a local area soon!!
Blessings,
KT

Anne at Film and Thread said...

What a sweet quilt to donate. It will certainly be loved and appreciated.

Dotty Jane said...

Sounds like you've accomplished plenty! Great quilt top...I hope to sew at least one for Margaret's Hope Chest.
Vicki

ivoryspring said...

What an adorable quilt - those sheep are just darling!

Rene' said...

Great quilt!!!! So great that you made it for Margaret's Hope Chest. What a great organization!!! Congratulations on your new job as well. Have a great weekend.

Noela said...

I like the quilt very much. I'm sure who ever receives it will love sleeping under it. How wonderful to be working at Hancocks. I look at their website often. Hope you have a great day with your grandson. Cheers for now.......

Kate said...

Congrats on your new job. Things will settle down before you know it. Give yourself some time; the house can wait. (grin). Great quilt; the colors a great.

I'm so happy you stopped by my blog!

Sara said...

Some child will treasure that little quilt...it is lovely.