Back in June I heard about this company called "Quilts for Kids". They make quilts to give to kids that are in the hospital for various reasons. They will send you a kit with materials in it, and they just ask that you assemble the quilt and send it back to them.
Well this sounded right up my alley, so I contacted them. They sent me out a kit and when it got here I smiled from ear to ear. It was a simple pattern, cute fabric, and for a good cause. So I dug right in...and then the sewing machine died. I seem to have the worst luck with sewing machines. They just lose the will to live right there in the middle of a project. I had to stop working on this quilt for a while as I waited for the machine to be repaired.
Well it never did get repaired but I did inherit my grandmother's sewing machine! It's from the late 70's with tons of life left in it. And the best part of it is, it can handle anything I throw at it. (I've always wanted one of the little shelf things that attach underneath the machine arm! And now I have one! This thing is awesome!)
Isn't she pretty? And it's really cool because I remember sitting and watching my grandmother sew on this very machine. She also has her address labels on it with her name and everything. It's like sewing with Grandma!
So off I went back working on this quilt.
I just got it finished a few days ago. I am quite proud of myself actually because it's only the second or third quilt that I've ever actually "quilted". Most of my creations are just tied with yarn, so I'm strutting around like a peacock over this one.
It goes in the mail today to send back to them. (with a note of apology for taking so long!)
This is something I really loved doing, and you should join in yourselves!