I’m trying to keep up with my mail and aside from the last post not publishing, I’ve been doing better than normal.
This first box came for Marie. She has sent many boxes over the last few months. Most are full of quilt tops. The ladies from my church who put together quilts for Lutheran World Relief have been getting many of her tops.
I took pictures of a couple of my favorites…
This rail fence is my very favorite. I love the colors and the red inner border. So cute!!
Thanks Marie. These will be so appreciated by the ladies from my church and the people who eventually get the quilts.
Carolyn was a busy, busy beaver. She has been making LOTS of items for the Baby Care kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Carolyn’s note listed that in this box were:
There was a receiving blank in there too.
She also wrote that since last June, that makes 500 gowns she has made AND she also purchased and sent a few gowns. WOWZA!! What an amazing donation. I am so impressed with the time and talent she shares.
You all have been great in helping get these together. The donations for Lutheran World Relief went out in early May. They are already starting to work to put together kits for the Fall pick-up of kits. It’s always a big rush to get the final items together to make it on the shipment.
I had someone ask if I could put an Amazon shop section that had the items that are needed for Baby Care kits. This person wanted to purchase items and then have them sent to me to be put into the kits. HERE is that link
if anyone else would like to do that as well.
MANY-MANY thanks to all who have donated items to get the baby care kits together.
Donna was so sweet and coordinated a transfer of flat cotton sheets from her daughter to me…I’m going to pass them to the Cresco Ladies. Donna their long armer is great and doesn’t mind using cotton sheets for backing.
Kayla was home a bit ago and dropped off a few boxes of goodies. Some of you might not know but Kayla decided to quit teaching and has plans to pursue more computer/website/promotion type work as her main job. I had passed along some of the goodies you all sent to her to use in her classroom. She ended up bringing back what wasn’t used and gave it back to me. It was perfect timing as I had a blog reader wanting fabric for charity quilting so I sorted through it and passed some to her.
Kayla also included some thrifted T-shirt fabric that I will pass to Carolyn.
I forwarded some of these goodies to Patty in FL that makes quilt tops and passes them to Ray to finish.
Kayla also dropped off flannel for baby kits.
Blog reader Dianne blessed me with some batik scraps…Oh, I love them. They went right in the basket and will likely be used in my next batik quilt. She also sent some postage money which is a huge blessing.
Paula sent this cute little cross stitch pattern to me. So cute! I need more time to stitch all of the things!!
Sue sent these cute-cute vintage snaps. I hope to put them in my sewing room. The red one will be decor and the blue will go in a vintage sewing basket. I just love them!
Blog reader Linda was so sweet and shared some UFOs with me. As she is getting older, she feels the need to downsize. I think that happens to many of us.
There were a lot of goodies in the box.
This one looks fun. It has a note with it that says, “Sew Very Easy” quilt pattern. Nothing clicked with me to know what quilt it is. Maybe one of you might know the pattern. For now, I’m holding onto this one and will check it out a little more in detail. I have a few fundraisers coming up that I need to donate quilts to so this one might get finished and donated by me (and Linda).
There were fun scraps in the bunch.
This was labeled orphan blocks but I really think there is quite a bit here. With a little work, I think a couple of baby quilts could be made.
This is almost made. It is a Missouri Star Quilt Company pattern called Pecking Order. This is another I would love to finish and donate. I’ve been wanting to try some fancier machine quilting on a project and this just might be the one I try it on.
There was another Missouri Star Quilt Company UFO in the mix. This one is Grand Adventure Quilt. I would love to finish this one up and donate it as well.
Over the past year, I’ve mostly sewn quilts I love and want to keep or gift to our family or sewn things for quilt magazines. That has left me with little to donate. These will come in so handy for something I can put together quickly. I so appreciate the help so that I can continue to donate quilts.
I have one more box to share. This one is from Sue in PA. She sent goodies and some money for the postage fund.
Here is what was in the box.
The fabric in the back is all flannel. That will go to my friend that makes baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. The onesies will go there too. The fabric I’m saving back and will likely get sent to a charity quilt finisher for binding or backing.
She sent this project…
…and these which went in the postage auction box which reminds me, I need to host another auction.
There were such interesting blocks. I had to study them for a bit. I might make one of these blocks up using more modern piecing.
That’s my haul of mail. How fun!!
Thanks so much to everyone who sent goodies. I’ll be sharing things with the Cresco Ladies and others. THANKS so MUCH!!