Welcome to WIP Wednesday, Friends!
We are finally close to normal around here again. The boys and I were down for the count with a cold/ear infection thing for a solid eight days plus four more days of feeling like crud. Today was the first day that we laughed more than we cried in over a week. Jem finished his antibiotics today, and we may go explore a new museum to celebrate.
As always, I have several things going on. The first, as you can see above, is that I'm watching my design wall be taken over with heart blocks. Huzzah! I know there's already more on the way, a couple we're hoping show up from the depths of post office land, and I'd encourage you to keep them coming. About 43 kids are diagnosed with cancer every DAY. I believe quilters have a gift of love and generosity-- let's lavish brave kids with as much love as possible this month through #operationsmiley. Also, if you haven't visited quiltsforcure.org yet or liked us on Facebook or followed us on Instagram, I would be really delighted if you did!
I also made a block for another call to action-- the funky little house block up at the top. There was a terrorist attack on a mosque in Canada last week, and the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is making quilts for the victims. If you'd like to learn more about #quiltsforqc, click here.
I'm also wrapping up the last couple of Christmas orders and the final Arts Festival Quilt. There's a lot of basting in my future... trying not to dread that too much. ha!
Look at this stack of books! These were a very special gift from a new friend, Mary Beth K. They belonged to her mother who is a master quilter nearing the end of her life. I'm honored to be their new home and carry forward these piece of quilting legacy.
Okie Dokie-- I'd better get to stitching and little boy wrangling. See you all Friday!