I didn't have a bunch of time to sew this weekend. I spent most of the time working on organizing the apartment. I even hung some pictures. I'm getting to the fun part...decorating!!!
I took a couple of hours off and did some practical sewing. I think I left my grocery bags in my car that I sold back in Kansas, so I needed to make more. I whipped up these three to keep my shopping green. I used Irene's tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. Her tut is wonderful, quick and easy...no lining, but french seams to keep everything neat and a flat bottom for easy grocery packing.
Victoria of Bumble Beans and her BASICS project to provide quilts for homeless families in New York City. Victoria is doing a push to get another 400 quilts to the project by Thanksgiving. That's a lot of quilts, so she can't do it alone. Do you have an extra quilt or two? Please send it on. All the info you need to participate can be found on the BASICS site.
I have a few more quilt tops (from the infamous closet of creativity) that also don't have a home here. As soon as I figure out how I'm going to baste quilts, I'm going to get those done and send them on their way.
I've always wanted to be a part of the distribution of those quilts. Wouldn't it be great to put a quilt in the hands of a family who needs one? How many quilts do you think we could contribute together? 50? 100? If you send a quilt...let me know. I'd love to keep a count. There are so many families who have so little. Let's try to start them out with something both practical and beautiful.