Spring cleaning, Marie Kondo, out with the old, in with the new.
If you have heard these phrases before, I'm sure you get the idea that I am tidying up my website.
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I am very thankful to be able to work during the Covid Pandemic and wanted to give back and thank the Health Care workers in London.
For the past few months I have set aside $5 from every quilt that has been brought in, and added in some generous donations from quilters that also gave $5 for their incoming quilts and we have been able to donate $255 to the St Joseph’s Health Crisis Fund.
I always feel so inspired being right in the middle of QuiltCon and can’t wait to get home and jump into quilting to try everything I learned while away.
Then my momentum slows down, and next thing you know it’s 8 months later and I haven’t accomplished anything.
One of my goals for this year was to finish a few old projects that have been hanging over my head and after attending Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s engaging presentation, I have decided to attempt her 15 Minutes of Play concept. Not sure if I will sew for 15 minutes or sew one complete block or sketch and design a quilt top etc. and I don’t even know if I will be able to do this once a day, but I am going to try. My goal here is to do something once a day so that I create and feel like I have accomplished something. If I can keep that momentum going longer than previous years, I will consider this goal a success!
These are the 3 quilts that are at the top of my UFO list.
The green and grey one I started at QuiltCon in 2017 and only needs a bunch of blocks made to sew into 2 rows and attach to the rest of the quilt top.
EDIT: here is a clip from the video of my quilt being auctioned at the fundraiser at The Aeolian Hall. It raised $1000 for the Woodfield Ave families
How do I love thee OEV…… Let me count the ways.
Once an OEV resident, always an OEV resident!
I lived in the Old East Village for only 1.5 years in the mid 1980’s, but this neighbourhood still has my heart.
When tragedy struck 3 blocks from where I used to live, I knew I had to do something!
I haven’t lived in London since 1994, yet I always find the time to return to the best neighbourhood within the city!