The winner of the cross-stitch giveaway is Sandie. Please send me your snail mail address so I can send it out. Not surprising was the fact that almost no one does cross-stitch anymore. I am keeping two cross-stitch patterns that I started decades ago that are almost finished...
I had the great opportunity recently to meet someone who lives near me who was a blog follower. Brenda and I met at the LQS and then had coffee. What a treat!! A new quilting friend! During that get-together, she mentioned that she's active in a local group that makes quilts for kids. So she invited me to come along, which was where I went today. I dug out an I-Spy quilt I must have started maybe 10 years ago and worked on it...I don't even know where I got the pattern from nor where I got the very heavy-duty acrylic templates.
Here are some quilts that were done by members of this very productive group! I think this doggie quilt is adorable. The woman on the left was the machine quilter and I thought she did such a beautiful job, I wanted to take a picture of some of the quilting.
I loved this very bright one, too, which wasn't complex but so fun.
Of course, the quilter who was sharing this one made sure that we all noticed her little boo-boo... We are so critical of our own work, aren't we?? Who cares? Definitely not the child who is lucky enough to receive it, right??
I have been collecting more fabric to take with me to Chico in mid-December for the quilters in Paradise, California, who lost everything in the fires. Brenda gave me a pile and the All-Star Quilters (which is the name of the new group I went to visit today) is going to give me 10 quilts to deliver! Quilters are so generous!