Friday, April 26, 2019

Catching Up and Expanding My Horizons

While I have been busy over on Instagram, I'm afraid I haven't paid much attention to my blog. My bad.  But I wanted to share with you a little quilt I have donated to Jack's Baskets, a charity associated with Hands2Help spearheaded by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Thank you, Sarah!

Baby quilts that are donated to Jack's Basket go to parents of newborns with Down's Syndrome. I really liked the idea of spreading a little love and caring during a time of surprise and uncertainty. Hopefully this little quilt will accomplish that for a family!

It was a long winter in our mountains, but thankfully we were able to spend some time in sunny Arizona. SO MUCH FUN! It snowed only twice in Tucson, and melted by the end of the day. What's not to like about that! My husband and I golfed, hiked, explored, walked and swam to our hearts' content.

Bobcat cruising through our backyard!

With all that, I even had time to complete a few sewing projects. I just couldn't leave my sewing machine at home, lol!

In fact, I made one large quilt, a lap quilt, two baby quilts and four pin cushions. And, I must admit I frequented the local quilt shops and came home with a couple of new patterns and some new fabric. My souvenirs!

I started a quilt with this 22" block of a feathered star. However, I didn't like the way it was coming together, so it is taking a Time Out until I decide to tackle it again.


I still haven't got a good photo of the large quilt I finished piecing, but I shall try to do that soon and let you see. It was a fun one to make!

This is what our home looked like when we came back four weeks ago. Made us want to head right back to Arizona!

Thankfully, all that snow has melted and the daffodils have decided to brighten the gardens. We had a terrific thunder/lightning/hail/rain storm last night. So it's official - spring has sprung!

Quilting with a smile,

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