Here is another way you can help with Hurricane relief
I love this quilt! And have bought the pattern!
Laundry Basket Quilts is proud to announce our Sew Caring Fundraiser. From now until October 15th we pledge that every “Made in USA” pattern that we sell $5.00 of our proceeds will go towards helping with the recovery from this devastating storm. The price of the pattern is $6. If you want to make just one block, send it before October 1st and it will be combined into a quilt.
Imagine if ALL your stash were lost, your UFOs, your quilts....not life threatening of course, but devastating to a quilter nonetheless. nobody is going to check up on you or make you report back, this is entirely voluntary and for you to act as your heart prompts. many of us, even with personal daily struggles and challenges, are blessed beyond measure...i know i am...even just recently with that astounding gift of aurifil thread. happy to pay it forward....
THIS IS THE MESSAGE THAT WAS POSTED IN RESPONSE TO QUERY Of HELP!
The storage unit with about 40 full sized disaster quilts, 80+ Nursing home quilts, 60+ Linus Quilts, Christmas Stockings, a new roll of batting, about 40 Preemie quilts, and untold yards of fabric, cutting boards, shelving,, and so on were lost due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. One of my best friends (Nita Beard - chairman of West Houston Quilt Guild (WHQG)Comfort Quilts is just devastated. They had over 4 feet of water in the storage unit where we store this stuff... The Storage place said it is a total loss as it has been underwater for over a week, and is too toxic to even come and look at, and is still underwater (at least 2 feet) as long as the Addicks reservoir is still releasing water. Of course all Nita's Bee members have donated a bunch of fabric. but, this was a storage unit 10 x 20 foot FULL of fabric.
Last week, I asked for jelly rolls for Tri-County Quilt guild. They had OVERWHELMING success. Standing room only, making jelly roll quilts.
This is for West Houston Quilters Guild. Our meeting location (Bear Creek and in the the middle of the Addicks Reservoir) is under several feet of water. Closed until further notice. The storage unit is in the midst of this.
The Comfort Quilters will begin again. We are starting from scratch. Nita had about 40 kits in her car,, and that is what we have to start with.
We have some Hobbs UPC codes to try to get some batting again.
****We could use: --Hobbs UPC codes - ANY Hobbs product. --Yardage to get us started again. --Quilt tops --Finished quilts
Just devastated at what we lost, to help others.... Very discouraged. Nita with her positive attitude says that all will be well, and that God will take care.
***Any donations can be sent to me or I can give you Nita's address.
disaster that is Harvey. This PDF pattern retails for $9, and every cent will go to the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief Fund. It will be available untilOctober 31. Fat Quarter Shop will also be auctioning off a quilt sample made from this pattern startingon Tuesday(today), and those proceeds will go to the Rebuild Texas Fund.
Yeah, I should be knitting--fall is just around the corner and then comes those cold breezy days of winter---BRRR! I'll need a shawl, a sweater, some gloves, a hat, a scarf--.......But, I'm sitting here typing on this blog! Go figure! I can rationalize that my fingers are doing something useful--instead of washing dishes, folding clothes from the laundry, ironing those few shirts that need touching up--no, I'm just sitting here, pondering what the day will bring........oh, hmm! There is dinner to think about--no, not now--or maybe, think about that long list of errands that need to be done--nope, not now! I'm just sitting here!
Do I need a pick me upper? Some new vitamins to pep me up? Maybe, a cup of coffee--nope, that won't work, I'm caffeine free--I'm just sitting here......................................where has my motivation gone? I should be knitting.......................................................................................but, I just can not decide which pattern to begin first.........................
This lovely easy diagonal float stitch pattern. Only knitted and slipped stitches makes smooth curves. Kaarre hat by Maria Kostamovaara
Multnomah pattern by Kate Ray, garter stitch body and a lovely feather and fan edge
By Jenny F--three color cowl
Bowerbird by Cath Ward
This crescent shawl knits up quickly in a delicious 4ply heavy silk lace yarn and includes a feather motif in its border. It is knitted from the centre top down to the border in one continuous piece. The elements of the shawl are a succession of 8 stitch repeats, which flow from the top to the border of the shawl.
I could go on and on--
there is a pattern for socks and fingerless gloves...........