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In My Mail…

As I was writing this post I was reminded of how often I used to write mail posts…OFTEN.  I had this wild idea that once I got to the point that mail wasn’t coming in as often that I would have the mail under control.  HA!  Not true.  Now I have the opposite problem.

Mail comes in so seldom that it isn’t enough to write about to make a whole post.  Then it sits and notes still get mixed up or some comes to “help” me and sets things aside.

This is really about my first mail post since the big change and my request for you to mail directly to quilt finishers.  I realize this all can be a new problem now and have made a plan around here so that this mail mix up that I am currently writing about doesn’t happen again.

I’m apologizing in advance.  I’m sure I missed some things.  I’m sure I don’t have the right card with the right package.  Some of the cards got mixed with get well and Christmas cards…AGH!!!   Just note that I am so appreciative of the gifts even if I am a terrible secretary.

Here goes…

Carolyn was busy working her magic again.  She is the lady who makes all of the wonderful gowns for the baby kits for Lutheran World Relief.  In this installment, she made 57 gowns and 53 hats.

Look how cute these gowns are.   I’ve said it before and it’s so true. Carolyn has a talent for putting fabric together and making these gowns look great.


Here are the hats.  They are made with small leftover pieces from the gown fabric.  Aren’t they the cutest??


I delivered these and my friend happened to have another friend visiting.  She showed these off and both of them were so impressed.

Melissa sent goodies… Continue reading

In the Mail…

Mail is still coming in.  Thankfully it’s not all coming to my house.  More is going directly to the people that are using it.  Direct mail is really how I need things to happen so this is great.

By direct mailing, I mean, mail the fabric/batting scraps/UFOs and orphan blocks directly to someone on the Donation Page.  Find that page HERE.

I am planning a complete overhaul on that page in a couple of weeks.  Right now there is too much going on around here (I don’t always tell you about everything happening here) and I don’t have time to over haul the page the  right way right now…so it’s waiting for me to have time…and then I am going to do it right.  Please be patient with me and use what we have for now or wait with your donation until time allows me to update the page.

Now to today’s post.

Carol asked for shirt collars from blog readers.  With a group of ladies she belongs to, they are making dog collars from the recycled shirts.  Carol said she has enough for now but thanks to everyone who sent collars.  She’ll let you know if she ends up needing more.

Here are some of the goodies that came her way…


Here are some of the cute-cute dog collars they made with the shirt collars. Continue reading

In the Mail

Two mail posts in one day!!  Can you believe it?  I got flooded with boxes at the end of last week.  I didn’t expect that but it all has been processed and portioned out.

All I have left to do is write the blog post so here goes…

The first box of the bunch came from Florida.  There were orphan blocks, a UFO, and a project bag filled with stickers.  How fun.  The project bag was really neat and I’ll likely use it for cross-stitching. So cute!!

Joyce sent a striped flannel quilt top.


Carolyn sent two boxes of sleepers.  There were 100 in the box.  Carolyn sent a note and said she was counting the sleepers as she packed the boxes.

When all she had made were in the box she realized she had 99 made.  She thought she was so close to 100 that she went to the sewing machine and made one more so she could say she sent an even 100 gowns.  SO FUN!!


Carolyn is so creative and does an AMAZING job at making these.  When I sent fabric to Carolyn, I often think “how is she ever going to make this cute”…but she does every time.  Isn’t this black and red check so cute?? Continue reading

From the Mailbox…

I am changing up how I do mail.  If you missed my update on mail and quilt donations, PLEASE follow the link and read THIS BLOG POST.

I spent the entire weekend and much of the week working through the mail that was here.

With the new way I’m doing the mail, I won’t be taking pictures of everything that is sent.  I’m asking that people try to send donations directly to someone on the donation list and bypass me.   Click THIS LINK to go to the donation page.  If I do get mail, I will only be doing a very short segment.  I am hoping this cuts down on shipping and receiving on my end and that I can spend more time actually making quilts.

Frances sent some goodies…


The cutest card and quilt tops came from Leona.  These are nice tops and they would love to find a home with a finisher.  Is anyone interested in finishing these?

They are all bright colored and I’m sure kids would love them.

I couldn’t find a name with the next package…


Karen sent some goodies.


Another Karen sent goodies too.  This one was from Rochester, MN.

I rarely keep anything that comes if from blog readers.  I have so much already.  I did keep some of these fabrics though.  I got a new quilt book,   and I thought the fabrics would be perfect for quilts from this book, Striking Strip Quilts by Kate Henderson.


This is one of the quilts I thought to make.  I think it would be a perfect charity quilt.


or this quilt…

The fabrics were great for that.  Thanks so much Karen.

The nest package made it here from Corona, CA.

The next package is going to make Jazz happy.  I always send her the embroidery things.  Jazz and her partner are both into embroidery and finish many embroidered quilts and donated them.  What a labor of love.  If you have embroidery-related things you want to pass on, please find Jazz on the donation page HERE.  She is #20.

Patti sent a pretty quilt top.  This one is a perfect scrap buster!!

The next box had lots of goodies including quilt tops.


The next box came from New York.  It was chuck full.

One day the UPS truck backed up to my house, rolled up the back end door, and… Continue reading