Thanks for all of your comments about my guild situation. Seems to be a common problem with guilds. I thought very hard about my course of action and have decided to resign from the committee and take a break from the guild. I’ll try again in the new year when there is a new committee in place. Most of the women there are lovely, and having the guild to look forward to each month has been good – especially when I have been feeling a little lonely or homesick.
I was going to resign from the guild effective immediately, but I decided to see the quiltathon through. It was my idea, and I feel some obligation to it. Besides, I know that it will probably die away if the two of us on the committee that were the strongest force behind it aren’t there.
I’ve been sewing for it in preparation for the day – I turned these:
The first colour is more accurate.
These were really fun to do and I’ve just been gifted with a whole stack of muslin so I’ll be doing some for me in the near future. Probably with strips all the same width though. These blocks were a mix of my own and donated fabrics.
I’ve also made some more straight strip blocks, and packaged colour-coordinated kits for the day, and put together some 1 and 1/2 inch strips into sets that the ladies can take home and then bring back on the day. The idea is then that all the blocks will be put together and randomly sewn into a quilt top.
I sewed the buttons onto the charity sweater today.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I am sadly behind in my committment to 25 things for Charity this year.
Well it’s late and I’m tired so I will leave you with this picture of Gorgeous Girl. She loves feeding herself pasta.
This is the aftermath.
And, simply because she is so darned cute – here is Gorgeous Girl caught in the act of eating paper again.
There has been reading:
2008 Book List
26. Yoga School Dropout – Lucy Edge – a travel book about her trip to India in search of enlightenment. It was OK
27. In Her Hands – Craftswomen Changing the world – Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle – this was interesting. It looked at women in the developing world who were earning a living through their craft, and in the process raising the status of women and achieving education for their children.
I haven’t forgotten about the pictures of how to wear your baby African style, I just wanted to show some crafty stuff today.