This week looks like it is packed with to do lists. Husband and I must bake Baklava this week, it is a full day and a half affair. So worth it though. The house needs to be decorated for Christmas, and there are several parties and guild functions to attend. Plus I am preparing again for two new beginners quilt classes in January and February.My quilt guild has made and shipped over 100 quilts to the Ukraine over the last few months. They are calling for more. My scrap bins are overflowing. No matter how often I think I have things under control in that closet, they keep multiplying. So this week I have just pulled out everything bright and colorful and have worked on this quilt top. I know that this will not make even a dent it the growing piles in there, but worth a try for a good cause.
I selected a very simple quilting pattern for the students. The classes will include 2 full days. I have myself some work ahead of me.
We celebrated my oldest grandson Elijah's 20th birthday last week. He is getting ready to go to Fire Academy on the 6th of January. The quilt is a bit of a joke between Elijah and I. Over a year ago when he started college courses for his EMT and Fire Science he asked me to make him a fire engine quilt. I laughed at him and told him he must be kidding. However I discovered a picture of this fire engine quilt on the internet and thought I would give it a try. I had to significantly increase the size of it, as it was a child's pattern, but it ended up really looking pretty good. He was very surprised and very happy with it.