Progress! We only have three more months – which means three more blocks – of our class, and then I will have to knuckle down and put those blocks together! I am quite excited, actually. I think, after doing the block this month, I realized I could do this machine applique thing on my own someday! WOW!
I can’t say enough good things about Living Threads Ministry in Zeeland, MI. Check out their site, especially if you have a loved one who recently died, or are interested in learning to quilt while supporting a fabulous ministry. Here’s the link:
And, here’s the BBOM so far:
The last project of the year was to get 17 mug rugs made as Christmas presents. It was ugly. I had smashed my right hand in November (I think I mentioned that earlier) and could not use it for sewing for, oh, several weeks. So on Christmas Eve day I madly sewed together all the rugs that were not yet put together, and then did the bindings. Because of my hand being in a less-than-good state, I machine sewed the back of the bindings as well as the front. Ugh. If I ever do that again, I need some really good instructions on how to make it look nice. Because they didn’t. But – they are done and distributed, and I have learned a couple of lessons that I am passing on to you:
1) Don’t text and walk. Dangerous!
2) Don’t wait until December to do Christmas gifts. I have read this – over and over again – on other blogs, and yet this newby quilter had to learn by experience. TOO STRESSFUL!!! If it’s not done by Thanksgiving, give up on the idea and go buy something!