Happy Birthday Rachael!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited about the Saints and for the city of New Orleans. It was a great football game and especially wonderful because the Saints won. Thomas and I have each ordered Saints Superbowl Championship shirts. Can't wait to get them and show how proud we are. Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful, sunny day.
Happy Birthday Rachael!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl!
I am hoping, hoping, hoping, that the Saints win.
What a story that would be (especially if you are from
Louisiana and have had to suffer through many bad seasons).
I usually don't care about football, but this weekend is different.
What a great week to get things done around the house. I am working on another blanket and I finished the book for the book club. I will be interested in everyone's take on it. Remember that we discuss the book at the Thursday evening meeting, but we also meet on a Tuesday morning. You are welcome to come to both meetings, and we usually have a few people that do.
This Tuesday we are collecting children's books for the Star of Hope Women's and Children's Center. One of our new member's sons is an Eagle Scout and this is his civic project. Let's try to help out by cleaning off our bookshelves and donating a few books. I know I was able to round up a boxful. The kids will really enjoy them. Can you imagine curling up in a handmade blanket and reading a good book? I'm sure many of the children there have never experienced an afternoon like that!
I am looking forward to my Rag Quilt lesson this Tuesday. We are learning how to do the Rail Fence pattern. There are 3 people signed up for the class, so they are planning on conducting it as usual. They really look great, and I have a feeling that I am going to love making them. Then I guess I can start adding flannel to my fabric closet! It is starting to look like a store in there, but I am already preparing for our donations next winter. I would like to be able to do it before Christmas and not as late in the year as we are doing it this year. Anyway, by the time the Thursday evening group meets, I should have a Rag Quilt to show you. It's still not to late to sign up!
What a surprise!! Six more weeks of winter. I have had it with these dreary, rainy days. I am getting a lot done inside the house, and have also had a chance to start our new book, but I would love to see some sunshine.
My meeting with the Houston Low Vision Group has been set. They meet on the 2nd Friday of the month, so I will go speak to them about our organization on February 12. The meeting is at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, and is from 11:00-1:00. They are interested in our blankets and being read to, so if you are interested in helping me, please let me know.
Don't forget to scroll down and read the earlier blogs for more information about our meetings for February, quilt classes, BookPage, and photos. See you soon!
Don't forget about our Tuesday Morning Meeting, February 9 at 10:00. I have my Rag Quilt Lesson at Buttons and Bows at 2:00 that afternoon, so we will have to wind up a little earlier than usual.
I have ordered labels to be sown into our blankets, scarves, and hats, and I hope they arrive before our meeting. I would like us to spend some of our time Tuesday sewing the labels into our products before they are delivered to Star of Hope. The labels say:
Made Just For You
by members of the
Lots of Knots Group
Hopefully that will help the recipients feel even more special.
The photo above was taken at our January evening meeting. Scroll down to the blog about that evening (January 22, 2010) to see a photo about our joint blanket lesson. There is also a new photo on the Products page of beautiful baby hats. Thank you Tanya T.
If you haven't stopped by Button and Bows and checked out the Rag Quilt, think about doing so. I would love to have some other members of our group in the class. It is a quick and easy way to make a "quilt." I can't wait to get started on it. After those 2 lessons are completed (Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 from 2-4), we will schedule additional lessons on a different pattern of Rag Quilt to be taught by Jodie S. She suggested a Sunday afternoon, so we will finalize it soon. I can't believe that I will actually know how to make two different quilts. These are made on a sewing machine, all you have to know how to do is sew a straight stitch, and they are small and quick. They are also beautiful! You won't believe it until you see it.
I would like to think that I can't be described in a short paragraph. Some adjectives that come to mind: curious, caring, kind, generous, excitable, motivated, emotional, fun, organized. What do you think? Claire