Remember I was sick a couple weeks ago? Well I ended up taking two days off childcare. The first day I laid and did absolutely nothing. The second day I was feeling some better but tried to rally myself to the computer with one goal in mind. Clean my in box or my email out!
I have the worst problem with my email. Often time during childcare at nap time I will sit down and check my email. I open it up and read something only to hear a baby cry and then -oops- the email got buried and I forget about it. Other times the email actually takes some time or there’s something I need to do with it. I open it, read it and then have plans to deal with it in the evening-then evening comes around and something with the family comes up and ooops…buried again.
Well I found a note from Connie showing two of the charity quilts that she finished. They were buried in an email. (How embarrassing!)
Connie, of course, was a sweetie about it. Connie writes: “I have enjoyed the hand stitching on both of the quilts. Many people have complemented me on the quilts. I’m quick to let them know that each quilt is a combined effort of the piecer (Marion Kyle of Bristol, TN), the quilter (you), and the binder (me). Both quilts will be donated to Birthright of Burlington, IA to include in one of their layette packages for an expectant mother.”
What a sweetie.
So here are the long done quilts….
I worked on a whole stack of quilts that Marion did and my oh my, they are all very nice. These included.
It’s amazing how simple piecing makes great quilts.
This second one I loved the color combination of…don’t you?
This made a wonderful donation quilt.
Personally I’ve never really used oranges in any project. Of all the colors, I would say orange is the color I least likely use. I might have to change that.
Awesome work on the parts of Connie and Marion.
Thanks so much ladies for being understanding of my buried emails….I need to somehow make a better plan for it. Any suggestions?
I love the orange quilt! Looks like a sunny happy day!
The quilter (you!) did some pretty awesome work, too!
You may be able to set up an email folder labeled something like “charity quilts pending” or something close to that. Then, when you get an email, just send it there. You’ll know where they are and that they haven’t been dealt with while they’re in that folder. When you go through your emails, just sort them during nap time. Don’t try to deal with them until they’re sorted. This is, of course, a suggestion. My emails might be more organized if I followed my own advice.
Blessings to Connie, Marion and Jo for their charity quilt work! Email, I make sure to at least check everyday and if you are getting a lot of “junk”, unsubscribe to those.
I use a desktop “client” for my emails, which means I download them to my computer and read them through the “client.” Thunderbird, the client, allows me to filter my emails into folders I’ve created, such as Yahoo Groups. Then, everything coming in with a specific word or words in the subject line is sent directly to the folder. If you asked your quilters and binders, I bet they’d be glad to tag their emails with whatever you want, “charity” or anything else you want to designate. You just need to create a new folder (file, new, folder and name). Just my 2 cents worth! I love your blog and enjoy catching up with you and your family every day!
I love the orange quilt too. So bright and happy.
I just love reading how many hands have touched a quilt and moved it along for someone to love and use. Great job ladies! Jo I have no advice for cleaning up emails, mine gets ahead of me sometimes and I try not to punish myself over it, life gets busy.