I am a very happy camper. I set a goal to make a little quilt to send to Julie at Phoenix Quilts who is coordinating the effort to collect hundreds of quilts for families whose homes were lost in fires earlier this summer. I put a few projects aside and it was pedal to the medal on the sewing front. With huge thanks to the donation of quilting by Lynda at Fiddlestitches in Mabou, the quilt is finished...ready for the mail.
Here is my quilt story...Hugs and Kisses designed by Daniela Stout, pieced by me, and quilted by Lynda.
Did you know the "X is the kiss part?
And the "O" is the hugs part...representing the arms in a circle giving a hug? Who knew?
Now, if you're still with me, yes, the exciting and inspirational Think Christmas Blog Hop starts ten days from now! Let the Christmas bells ring out!
As you know, Madame Samm and I have extended the hop for two more days. Think Christmas will run from July 30- August 5. We now have 73 participants! I'm working on the new schedule today so check tomorrow for the update. Anyone making a Santa?
And guess what? I am a cheerleader for the hops! I have a new set of pop-poms for my signature created for me by Madame Samm, Head Cheerleader for Blog Hops Where Everyone is a Winner! I wear these pom-poms proudly! You'll see them below when I sign off.
My pom-poms also join with Miss Jane of Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, who is taking a well deserved rest after the huge success of the Red,White and Blue blog hop, and Miss Carol at Just Let Me Quilt who is immersed in bowls right now as she gets ready to host the Bowls With Borders blog hop which runs from August 13- August 28. What a summer of hopping!
So, it's a great day for quilting. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the updated Think Christmas schedule.