Dear Family and Friends,
I am determined to get my Holiday newsletter done early this year and sent off right after Thanksgiving. This year has been a pretty good one quilting wise. You might remember that my New Year's Resolution was to visit a new quilt store each week and who can visit a store without buying a little something? The first 26 have been terrific.
I am still early enough to get this in the mail. Speaking of mail, those credit card bills come in a bit too regularly. My new resolution is to sew only from my Stash and to make all of my presents. I know everyone wants a quilt, am I right?
We went on vacation and who goes on vacation without buying any fabric? I held a destash sale on my Facebook page and used all the money I made to buy more fabric. Clever, yes? Time is flying along, I better make lap quilts this year instead.
The using my stash is working out really well. I scaled back a bit, making table runners for everyone! I've even cut at least half of the blocks so when you get yours, you'll know it was made in the fall! Speaking of which, I better go clean up that fabric that fell out of my secret stash closet.
Have you ever stepped on a piece of fabric on a wooden floor? It will take you for quite a ride and the ending is bumpy. Doctor tells me I will get the boot off soon. It's the foot that I use to power the sewing machine so I just keep on cutting block pieces and I will sew them up in a jiffy.
I am back on track now and almost ready to send my newsletter out. My foot is fine, the stash is all straightened up and I am nearly done cutting out all the blocks.
I am done! Cutting, I mean. I have placed each block in a zip lock bag and written the name of the block on the bag. That way, I can get them all stitched up in like a night.
I have also included a zip lock bag with the pieces of one quilt block, the name of which is clearly written on front. I am sure you can easily find piecing directions online. Just stitch up that one block, send it back to me and I will make up table runners for all. Sew fun, yes?
Or maybe a Christmas quilt for me. Definitely one of the two.
Your quilting buddy
I would never actually send a Quilter Holiday newsletter with baggies like this because no one would actually sew up the blocks and return them.
Or would you?
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