Unfortunately, I'm not quite as organized as my sweet sister, Karen over at Hazel Dell Quilts. She has already picked out and packed her "kits"--and even pre-cut many (if not all of them.) Me? Ugh. Is it the last minute yet? I always have great intentions to be all ready. But, some where along the way I get distracted! I think that also explains my mountain of clutter to organized. Hmm...I am sensing a pattern here and not of the sewing kind!!
So far, I have MENTALLY decided I am going to bring the blocks for my oldest son's quilt. They are already precut and ready to sew. You many recall many, many moons ago I talked about this quilt. Click here for a refresher. Then, I have several kits for small doll size quilts. I am going to pick out one of them. Plus, my little hexies. I like to have an assortment of goodies. Some machine sewing, some hand sewing. Oh, and a book. It's good to have time to relax.
We sleep on the bottom level of a bunk bed and everyone brings sheets and a pretty quilt for their bed. I think this year I am going to bring one of my pretty vintage sheets sets and then either a vintage quilt or this really pretty vintage chenille blanket I found a few months ago. I think it will look cozy! I'll take pictures and you let me know!!
I'm also thinking of bringing my "Go Baby" fabric cutter to work on cutting up some more of my fabric stash into charm squares.
And finally, I am looking forward to what should be a FABULOUS package in the mail in about a week. A few years ago, I got one of those "Quilter's Reward" credit cards with the pretty quilt pictures on them. You know, the ones advertised in all the quilt magazines? Well, as one charges with them, they get "rewards." In the past, I have earned some free quilt batting and two books. Lately, I was looking at what is available and discovered one could get a gift certificate from Keepsake Quilting. My heart be still!!! I drool over every catalog I receive from them. AND I had enough points to get a $100.00 certificate. After literally, HOURS of pouring through the catalog and their website, I finally decided on what I wanted:
|This quilt kit entitled "Rose Cottage"|
|Some "modern" 2 1/2 strips...so make a strippie quilt|
So, now I am humming:
Have a great week!! I hope to get my One Flower Wednesday entry done this week...so I will chat with you then!!
Still trying to get my bits and pieces ready to sew,